The Struts Acoustic Performance and Q&A

The band performed their latest single “One Night Only,” a Drake/Vaccines mashup, and chat with Stryker about new music.


Sleeping With Sirens Live Performance and Q&A This Tuesday

Watch a special performance and Q&A with Sleeping With Sirens live from the KROQ Studios Tuesday at 1pm!


Stryker Interviews Jesse Rutherford From The Neighbourhood

Jesse Rutherford from The Neighbourhood stopped by to talk with Stryker.


Stryker Interviews Julian Casablancas + THE VOIDZ

Stryker sat down with Julian Casablancas + THE VOIDZ and talked about their debut album, Tyranny, as well as performing live, composing music, and the state of today’s music.


Daft Punk Geeks Out On Star Wars, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson & J.J. Abrams

The men behind the helmets of Daft Punk are just like us. They’re fans of “Star Wars” and J.J. Abrams, and are too starstruck to meet legendary Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson.


Weenie Roast 2013 Interview: Silversun Pickups

Stryker interviews Silversun Pickups at Weenie Roast 2013.


Stryker’s 420 Free Download – OONA “Weather”

In honor of Stryker’s 420 today, OONA has enabled the download feature on their Soundcloud player. The song, “Weather,” is yours to own at the click of a button. Give it a try.


Social Distortion’s Mike Ness On Coachella, Danny DeVito And Parenting

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness speaks candidly about a wide range of topics, from custom cars and raising sons to getting to be a fan himself when he met actor Danny DeVito at Coachella.


Before Dillon Francis’ DJ Career Took Off He Was In “The Worst Band Ever Created”

“It was awful. It was the worst band ever created.”


Stryker Makes A Cameo Appearance In The Matt & Kim Tribute Video For “Let’s Go”

After Matt & Kim posed in a series of “really awkward” portraits for the music video for “Let’s Go,” they asked their fans to do the same and submit their own photos. The result: an awesome tribute video that features one very special guest, KROQ’s own Stryker. He appears at the 2:48 mark. Check out […]


Brandon Flowers Of The Killers On Las Vegas: “It’s Not As Cool As It Used To Be”

Brandon Flowers of the Killers reflects on the enduring effect of hometown Las Vegas, Nevada, on the band’s music, rapping a line from hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur in the process.


Imagine Dragons Look Back At 2012: “It’s Been Pretty Surreal For Us”

In an exclusive interview with KROQ DJ Stryker after a triumphant performance kicking off the first night of this year’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert, Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds said that the band’s meteoric rise over the past year has felt like a rock and roll fantasy come true. For more Acoustic Christmas interviews […]


Neon Trees On Their Buick TV Ad: “Some People Think It’s The Neon Trees Commercial”

“Some people think it’s the Neon Trees commercial, like we just have our own commercial these days that just airs during football games.”


Alex Clare Meets Diplo Through Six Degrees Of Separation

Given the seriousness of “Too Close” — a dark song about a relationship that’s spiraled out of control — who would guess that Alex Clare is a joker? His performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas must have put him in a holiday mood because Clare was all laughs.


Bush Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Bush was one of the most riveting performances of last night, which Gavin Rossdale will always humbly attribute to the “power of hard work.” For a while, fans didn’t expect to hear any new Bush, but about two years ago, the band came back together full force. Rossdale said in an interview with Stryker that […]


Youngblood Hawke Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Even though they are Los Angeles locals, Youngblood Hawke hasn’t had the opportunity to come to a Weenie Roast or Almost Acoustic Christmas, and they were happy to finally have that chance last night. For more Acoustic Christmas interviews click here. The band said that when they recorded “We Come Running,” it was in Simon […]


Two Door Cinema Club Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Last night at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Stryker had a chance to sit down with Irish boys, Two Door Cinema Club. He asked them about their relationship with Los Angeles. Sam Halliday said, “We love it. It’s fantastic. It’s so nice to have a home away from home in America. Yeah, we […]


The Gaslight Anthem Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

If Gaslight Anthem had to give themselves a number out of ten last night when they performed at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, it would have to be a six because Ben is hungry and “would love a cheeseburger.” When Stryker suggests a salad, the Jersey boy punk rocker, Brian Fallon, scoffs and […]


Muse On “The 2nd Law”: “We Had A Different Approach To Anything We’d Ever Done Before”

After conquering America with their last album “The Resistance,” UK prog-rockers Muse decided to shake things up when it came time to record the follow-up. Watch band members Matt Bellamy and Dominic discuss new album “The 2nd Law” in this full-length interview.


Join Stryker And KROQ Promotions At ‘That Dam Mud Run!’

Join Stryker and the KROQ Promo Crew at That Dam Mud Run On Saturday, October 13th. With over a dozen obstacles and tons of mud, this is the event you don’t want to miss.


Blaqk Audio’s Love Of Electronica – Stryker’s Exclusive Uncut Interview

Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI discuss their unabashed love of electronica, and how it inspired them to form the side project Blaqk Audio.


Muse To Release New Single “Madness” Monday: Matt Bellamy Says “It’s Probably My Favorite Song That I’ve Ever Written”

Muse’s Matt Bellamy says of The 2nd Law’s first official single, “It’s a real surprise song for this album. It’s probably my favorite song that I’ve ever written.” “Madness” will premiere Monday, August 20th.


Blaqk Audio’s Davey Havok And Jade Puget Discuss Their “Sexually Charged” New Album

The much-anticipated second Blaqk Audio album, “Bright Black Heaven,” is scheduled for release on September 11th and promises to be sexually charged.


Serj Tankian To Perform Live From The Red Bull Sound Space At KROQ

System Of A Down front man Serj Tankian is the next artist slated to perform at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ, which boasts performances from bands like Coldplay, Angels & Airwaves, M83, Silversun Pickups, and most recently Canadian import Metric. The event will be hosted by Stryker on July 12th at 12:30PM PT […]


Jack White Reveals He Hid 100 Transparent 7″ Records Inside Furniture

In an interview a few hours before his Wiltern performance in Los Angeles, Jack White revealed what could lead to national scavenger hunt. Speaking with KROQ’s Stryker, White, promoting his debut solo effort titled Blunderbuss, spoke about his early days in Detroit as an upholsterer’s apprentice. At 15 years old, White began working for a […]


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