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George Thorogood and Bryan Adams


Even though songs by Bryan Adams and George Thorogood often share space on classic rock formats with the likes of Styx and Foreigner, the two have canons superseding that of those corporate rock icons. Canadian-born Adams is a rocker who also happens to be a pop idiot savant occasionally confused with y'allternative godhead Ryan Adams (much to the latter's well-documented ire). And while tripe like that lame Three Musketeers song the Canuck Adams did with Rod the Mod and Der Stingle is lame enough to have his American counterpart toss out concertgoers from his shows cheeky enough to request "Summer of '69," the elder Adams still has penned his share of quality songs including "One Night Love Affair" and the Sporty Spice duet "When You're Gone." As for Thorogood, although he'd done more to create a career by recycling the same three chords while tossing out the odd Chuck Berry or John Lee Hooker cover, the former minor league baseball player has been known to throw the occasional musical curveball by delving into the songbooks of unlikely artists including Nick Lowe and Frank Zappa. Saturday, October 6 at the UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre. 7:30 p.m., $35-$75.


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