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Lorde’s “Royals” Banned In San Francisco During World Series

They’ll never be ‘royals’ in San Francisco because two radio stations just banned the popular hit by pop singer Lorde from playing on the airwaves during the 2014 World Series. The New Zealand pop star’s […]

7 hours ago

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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. The city’s mayor Ed Lee told the San Francisco […]

08/19/2013

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Outside Lands Line-Up Announced: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix

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 […]

04/16/2013

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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.

10/08/2012

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“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.

08/20/2012

Metallica (Photo: Josh Withers for Outside Lands)

Neil Young, Stevie Wonder & More 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.

08/13/2012

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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 […]

10/17/2011

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Did You You: “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” By Scott McKenzie

Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2′ hit to listen for is by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Scott McKenzie[/lastfm], “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” The song was written by John Phillips of The Mama’s & Papa’s, […]

08/05/2011

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