Category Archives: Los Angeles Music Scene

Ola’s Kool Kitchen show airs on Maximum Threshold Radio

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Ola’s Kool Kitchen

If you were not aware of this really sweet show that airs on the Maximum Threshold Radio Network you need to check it out “every Weds at 4pm ET right here on” Its an alternative show. Its a nice take.  Give Ola a listen and feel the vibe of her flow.

“Basically mainstream radio sucks and that’s why I do what I do. I provide a Kool alternative.”

Ola’s Kool Kitchen broadcasts on KCLA 99.3 in Los Angeles, 107.5 andhow.FM, Rock Velvet Radio,Maximum Threshold Radio, Rock Radio UK, Sword Radio UK, 365 Radio Network, and The Indie Authority.

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Frontiers Music Srl to Release Stephen Pearcy’s New Solo Album “Smash” January 27, 2017

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pearcyFrontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the January 27th release of Stephen Pearcy‘s fourth original solo album, “Smash“.  Stephen Pearcy, best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum rock band RATT, has been working hard to complete his highly anticipated new album, while at the same time keeping busy performing shows across the U.S.   The first audio offering from “Smash”, entitled “I Can’t Take It” can be heard HERE.

Smash” canbe ordered here at the below links:



Google Play:


Digital pre-orders include an instant download of I Can’t Take It”


Stephen will be supporting “Smash” with live dates in the U.S. and internationally.

“It took long enough to finish the new record “Smash” and it is well worth the patience taken, giving every song as much attention as the next. Erik Ferentinos (lead guitars & co-writer), Greg D’ Angelo (drums) and Matt Thorne (bass, keyboards) and myself didn’t settle on any first, second or third takes. We let some songs grow if needed, then go back and complete it. We’re very happy with the outcome, that we were able to experiment and grow with the new songs,” says Pearcy of the new album.

With over 15 million records and gold and platinum long form videos sold in the U.S. alone with RATT, touring the world with over 20 albums to his credit with other ventures, solo projects, compilations, best of records, and other bands he created, there is no slowing Pearcy down.

Pearcy is an accomplished songwriter with credits on all of RATT’s records through the years (including “Out Of The Cellar”, “Invasion Of Your Privacy”, “Dancing Undercover” and more). More recently, RATT’s last studio album, “Infestation” was released a few years ago to rave reviews around the world. Stephen is also a producer, composer, television program creator, art director, marketing director, and owner/product creator of “Mic Knuckle” (hands free mic holder) and has also been involved in music for ESPN2 NHRA Drag Racing. Additionally, he has been involved in sponsoring several top fuel dragsters and funny cars since the mid 80’s-90’s thru the 00’s.


“Smash” Track Listing: 

  1. I Know I’m Crazy
  2. Ten Miles Wide
  3. Lollipop; Dead Rose’s
  4. Shut Down Baby
  5. Hit Me With A Bullet
  6. Want Too Much
  7. What Do Ya Think
  8. Jamie
  9. Rain
  10. Can’t Take It (Album Version)
  11. Summer’s End
  12. Passion Infinity


Stephen E. Pearcy – Lead Vocals, Back-up Vocals
Erik Ferentinos – Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Back-up vocals
Greg D’ Angelo – Drums, Percussion
Matt Thorne – Bass Guitar
Chris Hager – Guitars, Lead Guitars on track (3)

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Photo Courtesy of Band :  Travis Johnson – Vocals..  Brian Jackson – Guitars.. Matt Snell – Bass.. Marcos Medina – Guitars.. Darren Badorine – Drums

It’s late October in Hollywood, Ca. and while many of you in the Los Angeles area, (maybe the whole entire State of California) are so preoccupied with the worst politics in the world, I made my way down to the Troubadour where I’m about to experience a musical event of ginormous proportions for the first time, the Hellrzzr tour with newly formed INVIDIA, White Knuckle Riot and Vyces.

> Check out my interview with VYCES click here

INVIDIA a band that has been in the works since 2015 and even though most of the members of the band have known each other for awhile, Travis Johnson (of In This Moment) and Brian Jackson – guitars (formerly of Skinlab) were the ones that got the ball rolling. Bring in Matt Snell, one hell of a bass player who used to head bang with this  little band called FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Add in guitarist Marcos Medina (formerly of Skinlab) and the smashing likes of Darren Badorine – drums,  and you have one of the hard hitting bands to be reckoned with.

Their music speaks for itself and the energy delivered by this band is enough to keep you engaged in their high octane performance. After the opening song , Travis dives right into another track. The two guitarists and bass player lay down a thick, heavy metal industrious  sound and when Matt Snell, joins in on the backing vocals duties, it all blends well with an all-out energetic assault on the stage.

Attempting to label INVIDIA as just another heavy metal band would be doing them a disservice, as the band encompasses stylistic nuances from many genres, incorporating hard rock, metal and in my opinion, some punk elements into a truly ASS KICKING sound. And it definitely showed on this HELLRZZRING night!

Matt Snell – from INVIDIA was kind enough to take some time out from a very busy first night and speak with me on their tour RV- mobile.  click here



Sacramento’s own, White Knuckle Riot, consist of, Johnny Schizo ECV (vocals)Misfire ECV (bass), Brian “Beatdown” Kelly – (Drums/Percussion), Sam “Sever” Davidson (Lead Guitar) and from Van Nuys, Ca. Carlos Pagan (Rhythm Guitar), who offered guest support with their crushing Nor Cal sound.

WKR delivered a set that pummeled the audience and brought the already energized crowd to a feeding frenzy of musical aggression. As soon as the band broke into their first song, the fans erupted with screams, and the head banging and the moshing was off to the races.  The guitar duo of Sam “The Server” and Carlos Pagan are machines on the guitars, Johnny Schizo provides the menacing vocal layers over the relentless rhythm as their song sections offers a plethora of chunky riffs mixed with intricate and tasty grooves . Their music blurs the lines between genres and styles, and the mix of technical prowess and dirty metal grooves that blended well with bassists Misfire  & drummer “Beatdown” Kelly. When it was all said and done, the band played a blistering  set that was both powerful and intense.

Overall this was an excellent triple bill, featuring outstanding performances from all three bands. If you have the opportunity to check any of these bands out on this tour or any tours to come, I highly suggest you do so – you will not be disappointed!

Check out the interview I did with White Knuckle Riot after the show for Maximum Threshold Radio where WKR’s discusses their most recent record ‘AMURDICA’  (Available Now), touring cycle, their love for all military, as well what the future may ultimately hold for the band.  click here



INVIDIA – Travis Johnson – Vocals… HELLRZZR TOUR – 2016
INVIDIA – Brian Jackson – Guitars..HELLRZZR TOUR – 2016
INVIDIA – Travis Johnson and  Matt Snell – Bass…HELLRZZR TOUR – 2016
INVIDIA – Marcos Medina – Guitars…HELLRZZR TOUR – 2016
INVIDIA – Matt Snell – Bass…HELLRZZR TOUR – 2016
WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT – Johnny Schizo ECV – Vocals
WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT – Sam “Sever” Davidson – Lead Guitar
WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT – Carlos Pagan – Rhythm Guitar
WHITE KNUCKLE RIOT – Brian “Beatdown” Kelly – Drums/Percussion
WKR – 2016
WKR – 2016
WKR – 2016