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Paul McCartney Offers To Play Candlestick Park’s Final Show Before Its Demolition

In 1966, San Francisco’s Candlestick Park hosted The Beatles’ final show. Now Paul McCartney is offering to return the favor by headlining the stadium’s final show before it gets knocked down in 2014.


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Outside Lands Line-Up Announced: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson & Family, Hall & Oates & More

Outside Lands has come along way from the time the area received its nickname. 130 years ago, Outside Lands was an uninhabitable and inaccessible patch of sand dunes. Today, the beautiful state park is host to one of the West Coast’s largest music festivals, held annually in San Francisco.


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Robert Plant, John Paul Jones Make (Separate) Surprise Appearances At Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Two members of Led Zeppelin made surprise appearances — albeit separately — at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival over the weekend. On Saturday, Robert Plant joined folk singer Patty Griffin during her solo acoustic performance at the free festival. Meanwhile, John Paul Jones, who has spent more time supporting other artists than making his own records in recent years, made three guest appearances.



“San Francisco” Singer Scott McKenzie Dies

Singer Scott McKenzie, famous for singing “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” — a hit in 1967 during the city’s “Summer of Love” — has died.


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Neil Young, Metallica And Stevie Wonder Rule At Outside Lands 2012

All-American rock and roll legends Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young & Crazy Horse topped the bill at this year’s Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco with lots of volume, scores of classic songs and even some good, old-fashioned love.


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Stevie Wonder & Neil Young To Headline ‘Outside Lands’ Festival In San Francisco

The self-billed “world’s only gourmet music festival” held in Golden Gate park in August has tapped some classic names to headline the three day music event. Stevie Wonder and Neil Young and Crazy Horse will […]



Whitney Houston Flash Mob

In memory of Whitney Houston, a flash mob gathered in the Castro district of San Francisco and performed to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.


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Video Classics: ‘Lights’ – Journey

Steve Perry has had two tenures as the lead singer of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Journey[/lastfm], from 1977 to 1987 and the second from 1995-1998. The song “Lights,” written by Perry and Neal Schon, was one of the […]


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Neil Young and Others Perform at the 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit

The 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit was held at San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend with a who’s who of artists from the past and present. Those included were [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tony Bennett[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm], […]


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Rock Flashback: Huey Lewis and the News

The artists we revere the most tend to be the most serious ones. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], poet of a generation. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm], guitar god. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm], philosopher. There’s nothing wrong with that. Being […]