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East Bay Rock

Neil Young famously sang that rock ’n’ roll will never die. Here are three local artists keeping the music alive.


Alan Silfen

John Fogerty

Wrote a song for everyone

» El Cerrito–raised Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival, penned two new tunes and rerecorded classics with Kid Rock, My Morning Jacket, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban.

Download this: The Foo Fighters’ muscular take on “Fortunate Son.”


Francisco Strine

Jason Newsted


» Walnut Creek’s Newsted is best known as Metallica’s bassist, but his new solo project is earning raves. The EP is packed with turn-it-up-to-11 riffs that will make you want to blast the stereo.

Download this: The blistering headbanger “Soldierhead.”


Courtesy of Log Lady Records


Pass the Ringo

» This up-and-coming Oakland band has been dazzling with club shows. It will perform at the album’s release party on May 4 at Oakland’s Night Light.

Download this: The happy-floaty “Two Colours.”


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