After finding moderate success with a rotating roster of musicians, it was the discovery vocalist Jani Lane that seem to be the missing cog in Turner’s quick-moving machine. Turner had found his solid line up with himself and Lane, along with drummer Steven Sweet, bassist Jerry Dixon and guitarist Joey Allen and his band, known as Warrant, was ready to rock. And they rocked hard.
This summer, the weekend entertainment starts a few days early with the return of the City of Temecula’s annual Summer Sunset Concert Series, every Thursday evening in June and July. On stage at the Temecula Amphitheater at the Community Recreation Center, the concerts are free and open to all ages.
As part of the British musical invasion of the mid-sixties, legendary rockers the Moody Blues brought to the United States a uniquely layered, sometimes complicated, but always rich and defining sound that set them apart from the rest of their musical colleagues from across the pond. Fast forward a half century and Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and Graeme Edge, the Moodies, as they call themselves, are currently on a tour to promote their career-spanning box CD and DVD set, “Timeless Flight,” which not only references their epic hits like “Nights in White Satin,” and “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock in Roll Band),” but also introduces lifelong Moody Blues fans to never-before-released tracks and concert footage.
German rock band, the Scorpions, have been rocking audiences “like a hurricane” for half a century and, after seeing them live in 1983, Jeff Ciavardini’s admiration for the band was solidified. A few decades later, Ciavardini wanted to take his love for Scorpion’s music one step further than the average fan.
Second only to the Beach Boys for the most Billboard Chart-topping albums and singles by an American band, Chicago has solidified their place in musical history; releasing 23 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multi-platinum albums and 21 top-ten hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Will You Still Love Me,” and “Look Away.”
If you’ve ever been to a winery or restaurant that features great live bands, chances are you’ve had a experienced the music of Lifetime Rocker; four local guys who are constantly in demand and never wanting for a gig. Consisting of Geoff Ryle (vocals, keyboards), Kelly Cowan (vocals, guitar), Joe Schiavone (vocals, bass), and Ray Ortega (vocals, drums) the members of Lifetime Rocker truly live up to their name in talent and experience.
It’s hard to frequent any establishment in the Temecula area without seeing the rock band, Crimson Crow, perform at least once because these guys are never hurting for a gig.
When they come to Wiens Family Cellars on Friday, September 12th, Robin Zander Band will bring with them classic rock hits, selections from Zander’s solo career as well as a few of the Cheap Trick favorites.
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” was released in 1981 as a single from the band’s wildly successful album, Escape. Now, Journey tribute band, Escape, takes the album, as well as the band’s legacy, and brings them to life.