Looking back on 2012, the BAM Editors had a tough time deciding which stories should be in the Top 10 of the year. So in the name of peace and harmony,  we decided to present many of our favorites, and let you decide what you found to be the most interesting stories of a pretty fantastic year of Bay Area Music.



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  1. BAM announces tribute concert for Ronnie Montrose.
  2. BAM’s exclusive interview with Jefferson Starship’s captain Paul Kantner, by writer Ben Fong-Torres.
  3. BAM’s exclusive interview with Train’s Pat Monahan, who announced six intimate San Francisco club dates in six nights.
  4. BAM’s exclusive interview with Greg Kihn: Fired & Wired.
  5. BAM’s hat is off to the Blues Broads.
  6. BAM’s exclusive interview with Peter Frampton prior to his return to site of historic album.
  7. BAM covers SF Giants opening weekend with Santana’s Tony Lindsay and Jefferson Starship performing national anthem.
  8. BAM’s Paul “Lobster” Wells goes over Roger Waters’ “Wall” at AT&T Park.
  9. BAM interviews the Bay Area’s top music producer and Renaissance music man, Narada Michael Walden.
  10. BAM puts the spotlight on the Scorpions and Tesla.  Last time around?
  11. BAM announces Tim Flannery/Bob Weir benefit concert DVD for Giants fan Bryan Stow goes on sale as a digital download and DVD.
  12. BAM helped celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday prior to San Francisco Giants game.
  13. BAM covers A Concert for Ronnie Montrose — A Celebration of His Life and Music.
  14. BAM dives into Slaughter by the Water.
  15. BAM worships Mayhem (Mayhem Festival).
  16. BAM attends premiere of Jason Becker movie.
  17. BAM lights it up with guitarist Steve Vai.
  18. BAM scores exclusive interview with ZZ Top.
  19. BAM likes it loud with Michael Schenker.
  20. BAM goes under the spell of The Cult
  21. Bam revisits Death Angel