Artists Drop Out, Raise Doubts About Huge Bay Area Music FestivalA music festival set to kick off this weekend promises seven stages with more than 100 performing artists, but some musicians who are scheduled to perform are questioning about whether the promises are too good to be true.
Brits Aim To Make Green Day's 'American Idiot' No. 1 Song When Trump ArrivesFor the past couple of weeks, a social media campaign has sought to make Green Day's classic 2004 jam "American Idiot" the No. 1 tune in the UK by the time Trump arrives Friday.
Local Rapper's Teenage Son Killed In Oakland ShootingA 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot in downtown Oakland has been identified as the son of local rapper Da'unda'dogg.
Joe Jackson, Musical Family Patriarch, Dead At 89Joseph "Joe" Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, has died, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 89.
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.
A 7-Eleven Is Blasting Opera Music To Stop Crime & LoiteringThe Jacksonville convenience store has reportedly been blasting the classical tunes for three weeks in the hopes of encouraging unwanted guests to leave the area.
Motown Royalty Takes On Digital Streaming Before CongressMotown legend Smokey Robinson has grown very familiar with being in front of microphones in his illustrious music career, but his Tuesday testimony before a Senate committee considering a remodel of the music copyright laws may be among his most important performances.
Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Arrested At Connecticut AirportOakland rapper Kamaiyah was arrested Friday at an airport in Connecticut after officials said she became "aggressive" over her head gear.
Live Nation Kicks Off 'National Concert Week' With $20 Ticket OfferThe events promoter is celebrating the start of National Concert Week with $20 "all-in" tickets to over 2,000 of the company's tour of summer concerts.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar Makes History Winning Pulitzer Prize For MusicRapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.
Music Lovers Mourn Death Of Legendary Bay Area DJ Cameron PaulThe death of DJ Cameron Paul, "the godfather of mixing" has sent shockwaves through the Bay Area music scene. Paul was one of the most influential DJs in America.
Founder Of Iconic Tower Records DiesRussell Solomon, who founded the Tower Records chain that became a global phenomenon and changed the way people consumed music, has died. He was 92.
Spotify's Music Service Seeks To Drum Up $1 Billion In IPO Music-streaming pioneer Spotify is hoping to attract a new crowd of fans on Wall Street to help fend off a growing competitive threat posed by Apple.
Willie Brown's Song-Writing Daughter Releases Fundraising Tune For Wildfire VictimsThe teenage daughter of former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has joined forces with a Grammy-winning Bay Area producer to create a fundraising song for the victims of California's devastating wildfires.
Timberlake Halftime Show Fails To DazzleJustin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts.