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