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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to The Call

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Leah Shapiro and Robert Levon Been at KPCC. Mae Ryan/KPCC

The song "The Walls Came Down," was a big hit in 1983 for The Call, a band from Santa Cruz. The Call's lead singer and guitarist, Michael Been, died in the summer of 2010. He was 60 years old.

At the time, he was at a music festival in Belgium, doing sound for his son, Robert Levon Been, the bassist of another California band, The Black Motorcycle Rebel Club. 

Tonight, Been will join his dad's fellow band mates from The Call at a show in San Francisco, and tomorrow, they're in LA with a gig at the Troubadour. Been recently joined us in the studio to talk about BRMC's new album, and what it was like growing up with a rockstar as a father.

Listen to BRMC's new album, Specter at the Feast:

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