Rock Guitar Hero Eddie Van Halen Dies Of Cancer At 65Rock legend Eddie Van Halen, a virtuoso guitarist who redefined how the instrument was played with the platinum-selling band he co-founded, has died of cancer at the age of 65.
Trini Lopez, 1960s-Era Singer Mentored by Sinatra, DiesTrini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of "Lemon Tree" and "If I Had a Hammer" in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday.
British Folk-Rock Icon Plays Solo Acoustic ShowsBrilliant British songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson brings his current solo acoustic tour to the Bay Area this week, headlining at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday prior to a show in Santa Cruz Friday night.
Gifted Guitarist Jason Becker Doesn't Let ALS Stop Him From Creating Riveting MusicThe paralyzing condition ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, cut short the rise of a young guitarist living in Richmond. But it didn’t end his love of music or the inspiration he gives to others.
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dies At Age 68A family friend says Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of their hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 68.
CBS SF Talks To Guitar Great Jim CampilongoTelecaster maestro Jim Campilongo talks to CBS SF about his latest trio album and his life as a working musician in New York City ahead of a return to the Bay Area to play Yoshi's in Oakland with special guest Nels Cline.
Glenn Snoddy, Inventor of Fuzz Pedal for Guitarists, DiesA recording engineer whose invention of a pedal that allowed guitarists to create a fuzzy, distorted sound famously used by the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, has died at age 96.
Explosive Psych Power Trio Celebrates New Album In Santa CruzPopular psych power trio Earthless brings its seismic extended guitar jams and a batch of new tunes from their Nuclear Blast Records debut 'Black Heaven' to the Catalyst Atrium in Santa Cruz Monday night.
CBS SF Talks To Earthless Guitarist Isaiah MitchellEarthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell talks about about what inspired the psychedelic hard-rock trio while writing songs for the band's new album 'Black Heaven' and their upcoming tour with fellow psych wayfarers, rising Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo.
Prince's Teal Blue Cloud Guitar Fetches $700K At AuctionA California auction house says a guitar that Prince used in the late 1980s and into the 1990s has been sold for $700,000.
Jerry Garcia's Guitar Auctioned For $1.9 MillionA guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night.
Guitar Linked To Hendrix At Monterey Pop Summer Of Love Not For AuctionHeritage Auctions no longer plans to sell a guitar played by Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival due to concerns about its authenticity.
Talented Songwriter Returns To Bay AreaAcclaimed onetime Austin, TX-based songwriter and guitar slinger Ian Moore returns to his former Bay Area stomping grounds this week for a pair of shows promoting his latest EP...
Prince’s Yellow Cloud 'Cream' Guitar Goes Up For AuctionA bright yellow, uniquely shaped guitar used by Prince to perform such tunes as "Cream" and "Gett Off" is going up for auction.
Guitarist, Singer Lonnie Mack Dies At 74 In TennesseeMack, whose instrumental recordings influenced guitar players including Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Nashville...