Eclectic Martinez Music Club Armando's to CloseRoy Jeans says his eclectic music venue in a storefront on Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez will close Feb. 9.
Thrash-Metal Veterans Death Angel Earn First-Ever Grammy NominationA legendary Bay Area thrash-metal band that has been through hell and back over the course of nearly four decades, Death Angel is now up for their first Grammy Award ever.
El Cerrito Events Celebrate Hometown Hitmakers Creedence Clearwater RevivalBefore they pushed the Beatles down the charts, Creedence Clearwater Revival performed as the Golliwogs and now two events in their hometown of El Cerrito celebrate 50 years of hitmaking by the band.
Metallica, S.F. Symphony Headline Inaugural Concert at Chase CenterFriday night's first-ever Chase Center concert, which featured Metallica on stage with the San Francisco Symphony, drew fans from all over the world.
Band Whose Music Was Halted by Gilroy Gunman Returns to Stage to Benefit VictimsA Bay Area classic-rock band that was playing at the Gilroy Garlic Festival when shots suddenly rang out returned to the stage for the first time since the mass shooting.
New Documentary Focuses On Famed Bay Area Rock Photographer Jim MarshallA new documentary screening this month at the San Francisco International Film Festival features a closeup look at Jim Marshall, who photographed the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history.
Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Show at New York's Grand CentralSir Paul McCartney held a "secret" show revealed to be an invitation-only performance for 300 guests at New York's Grand Central Terminal on Friday night.
Late Metallica Bassist Honored with 'Cliff Burton Day' in Alameda CountySupervisors in Alameda County named Feb. 10 Cliff Burton Day, in honor of the late bassist of Metallica who was born in Castro Valley.
The Moody Blues' Ray Thomas Dies at 76Ray Thomas, of The Moody Blues, has died at 76, months before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Widow of Grateful Dead's Longtime Lawyer Auctions Rare Items in RenoThe widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer, Hal Kant, is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the band. Kant also represented a number of musicians dating to the 1960s, including Janis Joplin and Sonny and Cher.
Guitarist Sues to Stop Use of Jefferson Starship Band NameGuitarist Craig Chaquico is asking a judge to prevent a new iteration of Jefferson Starship from using the name in a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco.
Pioneering Rock Legend Chuck Berry Dies At 90Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ”Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area west of St. Louis. He was 90.
Rocker Leon Russell Dies In Nashville At 74Russell played keyboard for the Los Angeles studio team known as the Wrecking Crew, helping Phil Spector develop his wall of sound approach in the 1960s.
Metallica Plays Live Show In Berkeley Record StoreThe Grammy Award-winning hard rockers performed a live show inside Rasputin Music in Berkeley and streamed it to their Facebook followers.
Grateful Dead Bassist Phil Lesh Says He'll Undergo Surgery For Bladder CancerGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh says he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and is being treated in Arizona.