Berdoo from San Bernardino, California USA
JC Berdoo Guitarist/Songwriter/Vocalist/Producer, Creator, Designer, Founder, Owner plus Self Promoting and still broke...
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THIS IS MY SHORT LITTLE BIO... so far: JC BERDOO
THE BAND BERDOO FROM SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA FORMED IN 1985 BY JC BERDOO CEO OF PROJECTUNES AND GUITARIST OF BERDOO...ALL MUSIC AND LYRICS WRITTEN BY JC BERDOO .....BEEN PLAYING GUITAR SINCE AGE 8 WHEN I MEET ROBERT PLANT, JIMMY PAGE, JEFF BECK, IAN ANDERSON AND KAREN CARPENTER WHEN MY DAD WOULD BRING THEM TO OUR HOUSE AS HE WAS A SALES REP FOR RICKENBACKER GUITARS FOR THE WHOLE PLANET, ALSO HAD DINNER WITH JOHN KAY AND STEPPENWOLF AND MET ALL OF THEM AND THE TURTLES IN CHACIGO AND AGE 9. CREDITS INCLUDE YEARS PLAYING GUITAR, 6 SELF PRODUCED RECORDINGS, SCORE FOR THE HBO SERIES SPAWN, DESIGN AND CREATE JINGLE SONG AND NEW ROCK FLAVORED SNAPPLE BEVERAGE, COMMERCIAL RADIO ADS FOR WEBLAZER INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, THE FIRST GRAND OPENING OF THE SAN BERNARDINO ARENA, OWNER OF PROJECTUNES AGENCY REPRESENTING 66 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROCK ACTS, INVENTOR OF THE MILLENNIUM II WHAMMY BAR FOR GUITAR OR BASS ELECTRIC OR ACOUSTIC, PUBLISHER OF "I.E.M."INDEPENDENT ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MANAGEMENT, CREATOR OF THE NEW ROAD GAMES FOR ARTIST WEB SITES, WE HAVE DESIGNED SHOWS SUCH AS THE ASS-KICKIN METAL NIGHTS, THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWNS, THE NEW YEARS METAL FEST, THE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND BASH, THE NEW MILLENNIUM ROCKFEST 2000 CONCERTS .. 1 .. 2, ALL ON KCAL FM 96.7 IN SAN BERNARDINO CA, JC BERDOO IS ALSO THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF THE MOTLEY CRUEFEST THAT WAS FIRST SHOWCASED AT THE WHISKEY IN HOLLYWOOD BY SENDING OUT THE VERY FIRST EMAIL THAT SPARKED IT INTO A FRINZZY... PRODUCING, PROMOTING, DIRECTING, RECORDING, ENGINEERING, MANAGING, BOOKING, SPECIAL EVENTS, CUSTOM WEB SITES, SPONSORS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, RADIO COMMERCIAL ADS, STAGE AND LIGHTS, VENUES, LAMINATIONS, TICKETS, SONGWRITING, COMPUTERS, FAXES, PHONES, COMMUNICATIONS, POSTERS, T-SHIRTS, PROPOSALS, CONTRACTS AND MAKING THE POPCORN, ALL WHILE PERFORMING AND PLAYING GUITAR FOR BERDOO AT THE EVENTS ...OH-YA,..WE ALSO MAKE GREAT FLYERS! ... BERDOO HAS PERFORMED WITH: Y&T.. QUIET RIOT.. BANG TANGO.. BULLET BOYS.. SPREADEAGLE.. RHINOBUCKET.. L.A.GUNS.. REBEL REBEL.. WIDOWMAKER.. FLOTSAM & JETSAM.. EXCEL.. NEVERMORE.. MOTLEY CRUEFEST.. WOODSTOCK 99, SPAWN HBO, STURGIS 2003 WITH ALICE COOPER.. WHITESNAKE.. JETHRO TULL.. TESLA.. JOHNNY VANZANT.. KANSAS, HELLS ANGEL EVENTS AND MORE CRAZY THINGS ON THE WAY, HUNDREDS OF PRESS RELEASES FROM THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN NEWSPAPER..THE PRESS ENTERPRISE IN RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA ..THE LOS ANGELES TIMES..MEAN STREET MAGAZINE ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA ..MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA..BAM MAGAZINE..THE RECYCLER CLASSIFIEDS COLTON CALIFORNIA ..CITY NEWS GROUP, REDLANDS, HIGHLAND, LOMA LINDA, GRAND TERRACE, COLTON, FONTANA, YUICIPA, BIG BEAR, MUSCOY AND SAN BERNARDINO ALL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. PERFORMANCES AT: THE SAN BERNARDINO ARENA, CROSSROADS CONCERT BAR, LOS ANGELES MARATHON, THE GALAXY THEATRE, THE SHOWCASE THEATRE, THE WHISKEY, GAZZARIES, LAKE DOLORES WATER PARK, DJ'S SALOON, THE MARQUEE, THE ROCKS CLUB, PITRUZZELLOS, ROONEY FIELD FOOTBALL STADIUM, NORTHERN LITES, SPANKYS, GUITAR CENTER PARKING LOT IN SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA, THE BARN, SHAUN'S BACKYARD 4TH OF JULY PARTY, ROCK N BILLARDS, MAIN STREET JAM DOWNTOWN, HAYDEN SPEEDWAY, OAK CREEK HOCKY RINK, STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN THEATRE, THE 2009 MORTAL SKULLS FALL FEST IN NEW YORK AND 500 OTHER PLACES. ALSO THE HAMC CLUB HOUSE IN SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA AND GLEN HELEN REGINAL PARK DEFENSE FUND FOR SONNY BARGER AND THE HELLS ANGELS WITH THE BUDDY REED BLUES BAND. JC BERDOO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL PEOPLE FOR THERE BIGTIME HELP IN KEEPING IT ROCKING, MICK JAGGER, EDWARD AND ALEX VAN HALEN, WOLFFIE VAN HALEN, DAVID LEE ROTH, NIKKI SIXX, MICK MARS, TOMMY LEE, VINCE NEIL, AXEL ROSE, SLASH, DUFF, JOE SATRAINI, ZAKK WYLDE, BLASKO, OZZY AND SHARRON OSBOURNE, KID ROCK, DAVE MUSTAINE, METALLICA, QUIET RIOT, BANG TANGO, BULLET BOYS, L.A. GUNS, Y&T, RHINOBUCKET, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, MR. JOEY SCHULTZ, MARK SCHULTZ, ROTTEN ROD, TORNADO FROM ITALY ALSO MR. MARK BLONSTEIN AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS, THE KICK-ASS CREW AT MOTLEY CRUE AND CRUEFEST... MIKE AT THE BUFFALO ROSE GOLDEN COLORADO...LJ JAMES & CHUCK AT THE BIKERLOWDOWN RADIO SHOW IN NEW YORK, AND PARADIZERADIO MS. DJ KATHY AND MS. DJ CINDY. AND 250 MORE RADIO STATIONS WORLD WIDE AND BEYOND THAT PLAY BERDOO TO THE FANS AND RADIO HUNGRY MASSES THAT WANT IT LOUD.
In depth two part Interview of JC Berdoo in May and June 2010
issue of New York Rider Magazine & SOA connection
by Krit Campbell and Jackie Boon.
Facebook Notes JC Berdoo New York Rider Magazine 2 Part Interview Soa Connection
This is the May and June 2010 issue of New York Rider Magazine that went out to 8 million readers and the very in depth interview i just did with JC Berdoo for all bikers world wide.
By: Krit Campbell
People use Facebook for a lot of reasons, myself included. It is cool way we to catch up with old friends, and that is why I joined. For me, it is an easy way to post our goings on, and have people know what we are up to, when they feel like checking in with us… Lets face it, now-a-days you can keep up with friends overseas easier than you can with your next door neighbor via the internet. Who’d ever of thought? About a month ago I got a friend request from a person in Cali who I did not know. I had no idea by hitting “accept friend request” I was going to meet someone who would blow my mind!… Yep- you guessed it, this is how I met the famous Berdoo. This guy is a legend. I am so psyched that he and I met, and that I have the opportunity to do this piece on him-
Berdoo is the front man for the band “Berdoo” from San Bernardino California, which he formed in 1985. He is not only the lead singer and guitarist, but writes all the music and lyrics as well. Berdoo started playing guitar at age 8, around the time he met Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Ian Anderson and Karen Carpenter when his father, a Worldwide Sales Rep for Rickenbacker Guitars, would entertain them at his home. At age 9 Berdoo had dinner with John Kay and Steppenwolf while in Chicago. It was these interactions with certified rock gods, and creative souls that helped to forge the creative musical path that Berdoo would follow throughout his life. People hear the name Berdoo, and know that have heard that name before, but can’t put their finger on from where- Well, he does not make this easy for you to figure out. This guy is multifaceted to say the least! Berdoo does not just play guitar in a band- he does it all.. He has self produced 4 recordings, he did the original score for the HBO series Spawn, he has written and preformed jingles for companies like Snapple, he has done countless commercial radio ads, as well as being the owner of Projectunes IEM Agency representing 66 Southern California Rock acts. Berdoo actually invented the Millennium II Whammy bar for Guitars and Bass- for both electric and acoustic use. Cool huh! I could go on and on with his accomplishments- which, by the way- left me feeling like a lazy shit after reading, but I will skip to this cool fact: Berdoo is the original creator of the Motley Cruefest, that was first showcased at The Whiskey in Hollywood!!! He actually sent out the original email that sparked the frenzy!!!! To be honest, before today, I didn’t even know that he started Cruefest- this guy gets cooler by the minute!!!
Berdoo, the band, has performed with bands such as Y&T, Quiet Riot, Bang Tango, Bullet Boys, Spreadeagle, Rhinobucket, LA Guns, Rebel Rebel, which you may not know, but here are a few you will recognize: Woodstock 99 (I was there, it was my birthday!!!), Sturgis 2003 with Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Jethro Tull, Tesla, Johnny VanZant, Kansas- told you you’d know them! His list of “gigs” is longer than I’d have room to list! He has performed everywhere! Berdoo also plays as many biker events in and around California as he can find time to do.
Berdoo has been everywhere and done everything. People often feel that way about me, and I’ve got to honestly tell you-I am in awe of this man. Besides being the musician, businessman, biker, 81 supporter (to the max), most importantly, he is a father. He has two daughters, and a grand daughter- and they are the lights of his life. Berdoo sings about many things, you name it; he has a song about it. One of his newest recordings, titled “81” is being fine tuned as you read this article. As with most people, Berdoo’s life has not been without tragedy. His song, titled “Gentle Reminder” is a tribute to his girls, which, I will let him explain in his own words:
Berdoo: The song Gentle Reminder… This song was written for all of the runaway kids in the world. I wrote this song after I found my two daughters, Tabitha and ZgiZgi who were left on the streets of LA when they were 11 and 12 years old, to fend for themselves. I found them 5 years later, and it was so sad what happened to them, and it still upsets me to this day. They are ok now; they are 18 and 20 and are doing the best they can. My ex-wife was killed in a very sad story, and so that is how this song came about. I am still single after 7 years, and live alone… somewhere…
Krit: Tell me about TopShelf…
Berdoo: The song Topshelf was written for all the USA Military Troops and I sent it to the troops in Kuwait for the Operation MySpace Concert that had Metal Sanaz, Disturbed, Carlos Mencia, Filter, Jessica Simpson, and many more major bands performing. I have footage of real war and UFO’s that I got from the USA Dept. of Defense, and all used with permission. I tried to get to Kuwait to do the show live but I only had a couple of bucks and couldn’t make it, so that is why I sent the video. The video can be seen at:
TOPSHELF BY: BERDOO
Krit: How old were you when you learned to ride?
Berdoo: I think I was 10 years old, we had about 30 people on our block that all rode motorcycles and we would go to the desert in Southern California and ride for 3 days and camp out and just go freaking crazy, the first bike my dad put me on was a Honda 55 with a back sprocket with 1000 teeth on it so it only would go a top speed of 25 mph, lol! I rode it all day for 10 hours up and down the main dirt rode till I had blisters the size of pancakes and went through 5 gallons of gas, it was so funny because I had Mickey Mouse Ears from Disney Land glued to the top of my helmet so I looked like Mighty Mouse on a red Honda 55 zooming up and down this dirt road with the look of Evil Knievel and the speed of a snail on candy bars... I finally got into motocross racing for many years and received over 100 different trophies and 250 intermediate and expert class, of coarse that was after many broken bones and a lot of bikes and a lot of Dads’ money... I got my first Hardtail Chopper at age 20 and it was bad to the bone, red and chrome and a total chick magnet. I would ride all over Southern California with my sisters o’le man and had a blast. Then, in 2002, I picked up a very cool 81 Shovelhead all black with silver ghost flames out of Las Vegas, now anybody that lives there knows how cool it is to ride the strip on a Harley. I have sold the bike since 2004 to pay for a headstone for my deceased wife...
Krit: How many years have you been a club member?
Berdoo: I am not a club member or patch holder even though I wish I was, that would be a major honor and a privilege beyond comprehension, I am a blood family brother in law to the late great Glenn M. Little, Berdoo Chapter. I have performed at the clubhouse 3 times, also when “Uncle” Sonny Barger was there for Glenn’s 20 year Veterans HA Anniversary and was given a new Harley and I say this with very much respect and honor for all HAMC and BHC brothers and sisters world wide.
Krit: In your own words, what is your connection with the show Son's of Anarchy?
Berdoo: I got involved with writing this 4th 14 song release in 2008 for the Sons of Anarchy when I first heard about the show coming on FX TV, so i put together all new material that would fit around the biker life style and any and all film scores that would follow it or for other shows that pertained to that kind of show weather it be for a series or a movie or even my live events that I’ve played at for many years, These songs came to me too fast and I had to scramble towrite all the lyric's down to keep up with my thoughts. The music came so naturally it was freaky, I could write 2 or 3 songs a day and then record them on the spot. I did all the guitar work which is my main instrument and then I’d do the drum and bass tracks after I had somewhat of an idea of how I wanted it to sound, I was looking for a different sound yet still heavy and hard as that is the signature sound I have had forever, then I would do the vocal tracks after the neighbors would leave to work in the morning so I wouldn’t scare the hell out of them- Hahaha! I starting submitting the songs to Tina Lou and Kurt Sutter as well as Katey Sagal, along with a very long heart felt true story about myself, and the connection I felt to the show with my life as a guitarist songwriter from the band Berdoo. I think at first they were kinda shocked that I had opened my life’s world and all my material to them which is an amazing true life story, Then the next thing I knew was I met Pete Alva the film maker and editor of many major biker events, shows and magazines world wide, well we starting talking a lot and he asked if I would be interested in being in his new movie, I sad hell yes it would be a great honor and when? where? and… what do you need me for? He has since filled me in about what he wants me to do in the flick and I am down for it 110%, (wow). Then, after I took it upon myself to spread the word about the movie and do ads for the season 2 of Sons of Anarchy literally posting it everywhere, and I mean everywhere, things just fell into place with my being a super friend to all of them. They even have to tell me to slow down a bit with my world wide, milky way, universe type promotions because I advertise like a madman. Last week I got an email from Pete and Katey was mentioning to him that if Pete ever lost any of her info all he would have to do is look at my info, because I probably had all her info and her phone number! Hahaha! They are the coolest people I have ever had the chance to do work with and season 4 is going to make history yet again... Hell Yea!
Krit: Do you come east to play?
Berdoo: Yes I love performing on the east coast because it freaking rocks, there are a bazillion bikers and musicians and bands on the east coast that love to party and bar-b-q and have fun for many days while being at events, The next major event I have is Sept 18th & 19th for the Indian Larry block party. This event is going to be off the hook and I say that because when I first spoke with Ms. Elisa from the Indian Larry camp I told her I would start promoting this event and that was almost a year ago, and she said, “Sure Berdoo, Go for it”. Well you know how I advertise, which is sending out emails and posting ads and bulletins to the whole planet and beyond. Yeah, I think I got the message out because she received an unbelievable amount of people asking about the event and was kind of shocked that I got so many people interested in going. It was going to be the 17th, 18th, 19th of Sept 2010 (that was my idea) LOL, but now it will be the 18th for sure and a second day for the 19th might be added in New York, I think it's because I posted that there is about 1 million bikes expected, with bands, bar-b-q, beer, babes, block party, more beer and babes... hey I got the word out right...LOL
Krit: I know you met our friends LJ James and Preacher Chuck, and have done their radio show. How did this come about?
Berdoo: LJ and Chuck are the coolest dudes and re a lot of fun live on radio and in person. LJ and I hooked up on myspace about a year and a half ago and he really dug the Berdoo songs and asked me to join him and Chuck on there Biker Lowdown Radio show live in NY, well hell you know me as i said sure that would be a blast, so I called in the following Wednesday night after I sent out only 50,000 emails to friends to check out the show and it was just great, they were so cool and positive with the call in I did and we talked and joked and had a great time, i truly believe that when something like that happens it is meant to be, we all were very responsive to one another and complimented each other as it should be, will it took off like a bullet and they were laughing as I was also live on air and the many, many listeners they have everywhere were having a great time and the calls came in and the ratings meter was pushing the red zone and then the beers I had kicked in and it was just a crazy live time. Then LJ asked me to come perform at there Skullfall fest 2009 and they played some of the new Berdoo material and I guess it caught the attention of their massive listeners, so then more songs were being played. They also had other guest speakers coming into the show, which was cool. They have a great group of people that come on and speak about every issue that involves bikers world wide, that is also how I met Elisa from the Indian Larry events and all the great brothers and sisters in New York from the Mortal Skulls, They sure know how to have a great kick ass party and I want to do that again really soon...
Krit: What makes you laugh?
Berdoo: Oh great question, The 3 stooges, Obama, Married with Children, the Flintstones, Felix the Cat, Broken Strings, Broken can opener, wanna be bikers riding with sandals, that fucker that took Jax son on SOA when he gets caught, some of my guitar playing when I have a few to many cold brews, these answers...!
Krit: Who do you look up to and why?
Berdoo: First is God, my two wonderful daughters Tabatha and Zgizgi, all HAMC and BHC, all pro musicians, Ozzy, Zakk Wylde, Edie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Joe Satriani, Dimebag Darrel, Randy Rhoads, Sonny Barger, all brothers and sisters world wide from the red and white, Everyone of these great people i have mentioned have made me open my mind and heart so i can see the true light within my own soul and press forward into the next adventure of life...
Krit: In your own words- Who is Berdoo??
Berdoo: Well, as you can see I have been around for a very long time.. I am a 123-year-old vampire, and a longhaired, tattooed guitar player! LOL! I think I maybe one of the most famous unsigned bands around, and although many record companies have approached me over the years, they all wanted too much money and control of what I do, so I have always told them to “f” off! I am not the kind of guy that will change who I am or what I do for the sake of a quick buck. Besides, I don’t think I would look good in plaid and polka dots on stage! LMFAO!! So, I have always just kept on doing what I do figuring one day it would come back around. I never did care about the money or the big house on the hill. Still don’t.
Krit:: Where do you see the music industry heading in the next 5 years?
Berdoo: Well, it is not the same anymore now that the bigwig record labels have taken over. I do know that rock and hard rock music is on its way back in a big way. In my opinion, the days of rap and alternative and stupid music is done. They tried to ram it down our throats and it didn’t work- at least not with me! People are smarter than that stuff, and they are sick of it. I have been to all 48 states and damn near every major City and people want to hear rock music. They want to hear what they grew up listening to, songs that hold meaning to them during certain times of their life. There are millions of people who all have their favorite songs, and for whatever the reason, they have made a lasting impression in their lives.
Krit: How does that relate to your music and your concerts?
Berdoo: I personally think that the songs that I write, and play, can change someone’s life in a positive way, and that sometimes it scares me. Like the new “Biker’s Law” track, for instance. Each time that track is downloaded, 50% of the sales are going to the 81 Brothers Fund, which I have set up the help Brothers and Sisters and Families in need. I mentioned this on The Biker Lowdown Radio Show I did back in June 2009, and have gotten a good response to it. It is available on iTunes and Amazon and on my site as well. Besides, I play biker shows others are leery about playing, always have and always will.
Krit: Tell me more…
Berdoo: Well, I have always put my heart, feelings and soul into my music. It got to the point that I’d have someone listen to my music while alone and it would make them trip out, or even cry. I don’t use any foot pedals or whammy bars or anything extra- just my fingers, and my guitar. Once the sounds travel out of the speakers and into a persons mind and heart, it makes a full circle- that is the magical part about it for me.
There are only three things on the planet that can heal anyone: they are Love, Time and Music- well maybe four things- Beer! We all have the need to feel something during a certain point, when the time is right and the music takes over and we can feel what we want, or need, to make it through. I am still here and will always be, it is what I do, and I can’t just quit. I’d never make it as an employee at Jack in The Box! I plan on playing as long as the fans and friends want me to! Thank you to the NY Rider Crew for allowing me to give you and your readers a chance to see and hear what Berdoo is all about. We kick major ass at every show so come check us out. We will be performing at Indian Larry’s Block Party on September 18th, which is up your way… and as always my motto is this: Tune In, Turn It Up and Stand Back- Hell Yeah!
Krit: Any regrets?
Berdoo: Just one, i should have bought a lotto ticket last week...LOL, you rock Krit, thank you so very much for this interview...
As always, a very special thank you to all 81 families… Krit Campbell of NY Rider Magazine .. you all friggin Rock 110% and my two awesome daughters Tabatha and ZgiZgi, and my grand daughter Angelique… Stay tuned for the next exciting adventures of Berdoo!
PS: If there is anyone who would like to donate a motor home for us to tour with across the USA, that would be great- and also I’d love an all girl roadie crew ;0) ML/L/H&R 110% always
Support 81 for life and even after that
Whew! That was a wild ride! How can I follow that up- I can’t, so I won’t even try! I hope I covered everything- but I am sure I didn’t. Check out his websites for more info!
Till next month- Ride Safe! Krit Campbell New York Rider Magazine.
Who would JC Berdoo like to meet:
A superfox that is 5' 2" 108 lbs sparkly eyed super sexy smile and very rich lady that flys by night and rocks all day...
...Or the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz...!
PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN I USE CLOSED MILITARY BASES TO HOST THE USA 100% MILITARY VETS ROLLING CONCERT TOUR EVENTS
Please calling every local band on the planet and all military vets, men…Continue