The KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California, is the last surviving progeny of the carnival sideshow atmosphere made famous by Lollapalooza. Each year hordes gather to brave an always intense heat and watch that year's hottest bands play to a baked crowd. Surprises have been plentiful: In 1998, for instance, Billy Idol made a cameo and jammed with Third Eye Blind. Later that evening Third Eye bassist Arion Salazar got kicked in the nuts by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong when Salazar made an uninvited appearance during... More >>>