Chris Epting’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll in Orange County: Music, Madness and Memories” will be released on November 18th and he shares that there’s “plenty” in it for Avenged Sevenfold fans. You can pre-order it now for $15.99 through Amazon.
The great acts–from Hendrix to Joplin and from Kiss to Korn–played to the Orange County crowd at such classic venues as Huntington Beach’s Golden Bear, the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim’s Doll Hut. Rock ‘n’ roll’s OC roots include Leo Fender’s electric guitar factory in Fullerton and the birthplace for the garage–band standard “Louie Louie” in Anaheim. As the music changed, iconic OC groups like Social Distortion and Avenged Sevenfold helped lead the way. Final curtains came down here, too: though killed in England, Eddie Cochran is buried in Cypress, and Bobby Hatfield, half of the Righteous Brothers, is interred at Corona del Mar. Join pop culture expert Chris Epting for the essential big hits plus idiosyncratic flip–side riffs of Orange County’s mighty rock ‘n’ roll history.