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  • San Francisco may have the rock clubs, but many of the region’s most famous bands formed on the city’s outskirts. The Grateful Dead congealed on the Peninsula, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Green Day got their starts in the East Bay, and Huey Lewis put a Mill Valley bar on the cover of his band’s most famous album.

    Our compilation of Bay Area rock landmarks above follows our previous take on S.F. landmarks. 

    Watch the slideshow at SF Gate: HERE

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  • From Idiot Nation:

    Want to see how our t-shirts get made? We were able to document the process of getting the design on the screen print layers, getting the paint mix ready, and the actual print process!

    Login to see all the photos at Idiot Nation: HERE

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  • AND WE'VE GOT POSTERS TOO... it's a pop-punk poster riot! Starring Neck Deep, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Green Day, State Champs and blink-182.

    All of that and LOADS more is crushed into this week's issue of Kerrang!, on sale January 8.

    Check it out at :HERE

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  • Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks


    Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

    Jan. 7, 1995
    Green Day crowns the Alternative Songs chart for a third time with "When I Come Around." The trio has added six more No. 1s since.

    Full article at Billboard: HERE


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  • When he was younger, Bob Gruen spent a lot of nights crawling around on the sticky floors of concert halls surrounded by screaming teenagers, just trying to get the perfect shot. One of the best-known rock ’n’ roll photographers, Gruen has taken iconic pictures of John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, the Clash, the New York Dolls, and Debbie Harry.

    The music business has changed a lot since then, but Gruen is arguably bigger than ever. Last year he was the subject of a Showtime documentary, Rock ’N’ Roll Exposed. His book, Rock Seen, is in its third printing.

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    Music For Relief and Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League 2013 teamed up to create this auction to raise funds for those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than 15 million people were affected by super storm Haiyan (Yolanda) which and caused widespread flooding, landslides and massive destruction.
    Music for Relief is partnering with International Medical Corps on the ground to immediately deliver critical medicines and emergency medical services with an emphasis on water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts.

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  • When Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones recorded their own version of the Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, we tracked Phil Everly to talk to him about the album. We couldn’t know that he’d pass away a few weeks later, just shy of his 75th birthday. Here is what we believe to be his last official interview:

    With his co-vocalist brother Don, singer Phil Everly helped lay the very foundations for rock’n’roll, which included such surprising left turns as Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, the “American Gothic”-stark sophomore album from 1958 that still continues to stun (and/or haunt) new

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  • Green Day – 'Dookie'. Released: February 1994. Some sneering types would claim that pop-punk isn’t the type of genre to grow old gracefully. So stick a copy of Green Day’s 'Dookie' under their noses: the trio’s mainstream breakthrough, buoyed by the snotty 'Basket Case' and disarmingly deft 'When I Come Around', still stands-up 20 years after its release.

    Full list at NME: HERE

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  • Jared Nepute plays the role of Johnny in the tour of AMERICAN IDIOT. He has learned a lot while playing the role and it has helped him as he makes plans for his future.

    How did you first get interested in being in theater?

    Oh, going way back. I got into in music at a young age. I was playing piano at 5 at the request of my mom. She is my biggest motivator. She heard me sing one day and thought I had a good voice so she told me I should do choir at school. It just snowballed from there. I started doing talent shows at school.

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  • My connection to the Everly Brothers goes way back. My mother was an Everly Brothers fan. I remember her playing them in the house and hearing songs like “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.”

    The Everly Brothers’ harmonies are so immaculate. You can tell that they’re brothers and have been singing together basically since birth. They improved on the whole craft of singing harmony, and their harmonies are pretty much better than everybody’s.

    Their 1958 album “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us”– I thought it was just so dark.

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