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Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians

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    On our next installment of “Bay Area Revelations," it’s all about the music. 

    There is a rich history in music in the Bay Area with its diverse sound and community of artists. Some of the best artists in the music industry became legends in their own right playing on the streets, clubs and venues here in the Bay Area.  Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Rapper "Too Short," and singer Kehlani tell us what makes the Bay Area so special to them.  They share their untold stories of how they started, their struggles, the "big break," what keeps them going and their inspirations.

    TUNE IN: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.

    Don't miss these bonus segments and extended clips from this episode:

    Lars Ulrich on Metallica's StaminaLars Ulrich on Metallica's Stamina

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, describes how the band has kept its longevity going for more than three decades. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Huey Lewis on Losing His Passport in MoroccoHuey Lewis on Losing His Passport in Morocco

    In this bonus clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Huey Lewis describes how one of his first experiences playing with a concert was in Europe. Lewis says he felt like a star for a few nights while trying to make some money. But it all happened because he lost his passport in Morocco after hitching a ride. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    "Something about San Francisco," Says Santana"Something about San Francisco," Says Santana

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Carlos Santana explains that his longevity comes from not every wanting to be a pop star, and how the Bay Area is a place that creates happiness for him. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Too Short on the Many Faces of TupacToo Short on the Many Faces of Tupac

    In this bonus clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Too Short (Todd Shaw) remembers legendary rapper Tupac Shakur and reflects on his short career and influence on music. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Kehlani on the Power of Social MediaKehlani on the Power of Social Media

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Kehlani describes how she uses several social media platforms to connect with her fans and explains why she's never been shy to share her feelings and what is important to her. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Metallica's Battle With NapsterMetallica's Battle With Napster

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Metallica's Lars Ulrich describes how the band found itself in the middle of a courtroom battle when it took Napster to court. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Huey Lewis on the Difficulty of Singing the National AnthemHuey Lewis on the Difficulty of Singing the National Anthem

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Huey Lewis explains how one of the toughest gigs he's ever had was signing the National Anthem. Plus, he even had something to say about Whitney Houston's popular version of the song. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Carlos Santana's 'Ave Maria' MomentCarlos Santana's 'Ave Maria' Moment

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Carlos Santana reflects on the dichotomy of playing musing at a young age at both a strip club and a church in Tijuana. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Too Short on Rapping About Oakland's Drug EpidemicToo Short on Rapping About Oakland's Drug Epidemic

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Todd Shaw, better known as Too Short, talks about recording his first song about the drug epidemic. It was something he said he saw on the streets of Oakland. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Metallica's Love Affair With San FranciscoMetallica's Love Affair With San Francisco

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Metallica's Lars Ulrich describes how the band had an immediate connection its fan base here in the Bay Area. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    'I Graduated From the Fillmore' Says Santana'I Graduated From the Fillmore' Says Santana

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Carlos Santana explains how he learned his craft from the streets and The Fillmore in San Francisco. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Huey Lewis on 'Staying True to the Song'Huey Lewis on 'Staying True to the Song'

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Huey Lewis describes his musical evolution from one record to the next, and how the band just kept getting better along the way. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Too Short's Rhymes Were Nothing New to His Oakland FansToo Short's Rhymes Were Nothing New to His Oakland Fans

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Too Short explains how he didn't get his first big national record deal until nearly a decade after he started making music on his own -- and it was music everyone in Oakland already knew about. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016)

    Bay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Kehlani on Hard Work and PerseveranceBay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Kehlani on Hard Work and Perseverance

    In this extended clip from our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, "The Musicians," Kehlani describes how despite finding herself homeless in Oakland at one point in her life, hard work and perseverance helped her find a way to get back on her feet. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Metallica's Lars Ulrich on Working With Bill GrahamMetallica's Lars Ulrich on Working With Bill Graham

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Metallica's Lars Ulrich remembers one of the band's first big shows with Bill Graham -- "Day on the Green" at the Oakland Coliseum in 1985. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Bay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Huey Lewis on the Bay Area's Musical DiversityBay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Huey Lewis on the Bay Area's Musical Diversity

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Huey Lewis explains just how diverse the Bay Area music scene is. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Santana on Connection Between Musician and AudienceSantana on Connection Between Musician and Audience

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Carlos Santana describes how he finds that special connection with the audience, and reveals his secret to making it happen. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    How Metallica Got its Start in the ClassifiedsHow Metallica Got its Start in the Classifieds

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Metallica's Lars Ulrich how he formed his band through a simple classified ad: "Drummer looking for band members to form heavy metal band." And the rest is history. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Huey Lewis on Shooting Music Videos in San FranciscoHuey Lewis on Shooting Music Videos in San Francisco

    In this extended clip from "The Musicians," the latest episode in our "Bay Area Revelations" documentary series, Huey Lewis recounts how record executives wanted his band to make a music video, and paid a lot of money to make it happen. However, Lewis and his bandmates later decided it was something they could do on their own -- and they did, right in San Francisco. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Bay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Too Short on Selling Tapes on the StreetsBay Area Revelations Extended Clip: Too Short on Selling Tapes on the Streets

    In this extended clip from our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, "The Musicians," Too Short describes how he partnered up with a friend and started selling tapes out of the trunk of his car in Oakland, which ended up catching the attention of some of the big men at the top of the drug trade. Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of the greatest musicians that called the Bay Area home. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Musicians," Oct. 30 after Sunday Night Football. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)