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PETTY THEFT - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and The Hearbreakers

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At the forefront of classic and contemporary American Rock and Roll you are sure to find Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If you’re a fan of Tom Petty’s amazing song catalog then you’re sure to like Petty Theft.
Petty Theft is comprised of six professional Bay Area musicians that have come together to pay tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty Theft delivers Tom Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of his legendary band’s live shows, performing everything from his revered classics to his most current hits.
Since the bands inception in 2003, Petty Theft has been entertaining audiences in clubs, private parties and on large festival stages with their electrifying live show. Audiences everywhere know these classic radio hits and when performed by Petty Theft, it sounds like you are hearing the real deal!
Petty Theft is not an average cover band. They are the ultimate tribute to one of America’s most endearing rock n’ roll legends… Tom Petty. It’s not about costumes and get-ups, it’s all about the music.
Petty Theft has built a strong reputation and loyal following as one of the Bay Area’s premier tribute bands. In 2011, 2012, and again in 2013 Petty Theft was voted best band in Marin County by readers of the North Bay Bohemian.
If you want to see the greatest Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s band in the world, go see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! If you can’t do that, come see Petty Theft!

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Vicious Rumors are an American power metal band, originally formed in 1979 in the San Francisco, California Bay Area.

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The Atomic Punks are a tribute to early Van Halen, the David Lee Roth era. Formed in 1994, the Atomic Punks have performed well over 300 shows in places like Hollywood, CA, San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Honolulu, HI, Andover, MN, St. Louis, MO, Pittsburgh, PA, most recently Salt Lake City, UT, and most importantly, Pasadena, CA, where Van Halen started their meteoric rise to stardom.

Voted “Best Tribute Band” by LA’s “Rock City News” three years in a row, the Atomic Punks have created a national following that continues to grow by leaps and bounds all the time.

In his 1997 auto-biography “Crazy from the Heat,” former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth referred to the Atomic Punks as “The best tribute to Van Halen ever!” Dave cemented his admiration and appreciation for the Punks’ talents by hiring original axeman Bart Walsh to play guitar on his “DLR Band” tours from 1999-2001. Bart’s replacement, Brian Young, recreated Eddie Van Halen’s sound and furious guitar playing so precisely, that Dave again looked to the Punks, and took the guitarist out on the road in 2002 for his national tour with fellow ex-Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar.

Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony performed a set with the Atomic Punks in Pasadena, CA, and said “I feel like I am back in 1982 performing with the old band!” Anthony added, “The Atomic Punks rock!” Anthony recently joined the band again on stage, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on January 31, 2003. He played nine Van Halen classics with the band including, “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Hot For Teacher,” “Somebody Get Me A Doctor,” “Light Up The Sky,” “You Really Got Me,” “Panama,” “Bottoms Up!,” “Mean Street,” and “On Fire.”

Nationally syndicated radio host Howard Stern stated on his show, “The Atomic Punks become Van Halen. It’s the total experience, they do Van Halen better than Van Halen themselves!”

Current guitarist Lance Turner is a top L.A. session player who has also toured and recorded with Giant recording artist P.O.L. and Drive Thru records recording artist Cousin Oliver. He recreates Eddie Van Halen’s classic guitar sound, playing every riff and solo with as much energy and technique as Edward himself, while capturing all of the enthusiasm and flash of Ed’s engaging live personality.

Original Punks members, Joe Lester (bass), and Scott Patterson (drums), make up a very formidable rhythm section, providing the same rock-solid foundation and pulse for Lance Turner and Brian Geller as Van Halen’s own Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen did for Eddie and Dave. Joe and Scott also help add all the signature backing vocals to the early Van Halen masterpieces they play.

The Atomic Punks Official Web Site at theatomicpunks.com continues to grow and gets hits from all over the world, and was recently completely redesigned and relaunched, under new management.

There is one important point the band always makes clear at their shows. The Atomic Punks don’t think they are Van Halen, they simply love to play old Van Halen and it shows in their amazingly realistic, power-packed stage show. No Van Halen tribute band captures the note for note performance and feel of an old show like the Atomic Punks. If you love vintage Van Halen, and wish you could experience and relive the energy the “Mighty” VH created with “Diamond” Dave behind the mic, you do not want to miss the Atomic Punks. They are the ultimate tribute to early Van Halen!

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Journey dominated arenas worldwide in the late 70s, 80s, and the amazing comeback in the mid-90s. What if you could see a band like that again? Journey still tours, but for those longing for the “voice” of the band that was fronted by Steve Perry back in the day should now treat yourself to FAITHFULLY – “Reliving the Glory Days of Journey” – a concert re-creation of the band covering its greatest smash hits from 1978-1996.

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Metal Shop, the Premier 80’s Rock Experience!
With a song list centered around the fun and exciting rock sounds of the MTV ’80’s, Metal Shop will have your party dancing the night away like never before!
While Metal Shop is well known for recreating the great music of your favorite ’80’s bands like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Van Halen, there is so much more to Metal Shop! You’ll also hear your favorite hits from many legendary rock artists like Journey, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Led Zeppelin, plus so many others, all presented with a fun, high energy stage show your audience will be sure to remember!
If you grew up during this great era when the music was all about having fun, then Metal Shop will transport you right back to your high school prom!
Metal Shop, the Premier 80’s Rock Experience! With a song list centered around the fun and exciting rock sounds of the MTV ’80’s, Metal Shop will have your party dancing the night away like never before! While Metal Shop is well known for recreating the great music of your favorite ’80’s bands like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Van Halen, there is so much more to Metal Shop! You’ll also hear your favorite hits from many legendary rock artists like Journey, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Led Zeppelin, plus so many others, all presented with a fun, high energy stage show your audience will be sure to remember! If you grew up during this great era when the music was all about having fun, then Metal Shop will transport you right back to your high school prom!

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