Huey Lewis and the News dominated the Bay Area Music Awards again this year, winning awards for outstanding group, bassist and keyboardist. Lewis, whose band has won outstanding group four times before, accepted the award Saturday night in ceremonies at San Francisco's Civic Center Auditorium. Other awards: outstanding song, Neil Young and the Bluenotes' "This Note's for You"; outstanding album, heavy metal group Metallica's ". . . And Justice for All"; male vocalist, Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar; female vocalist, dance-music star Pebbles; Bay Area Musician of the Year, guitarist Carlos Santana; Bay Area Club Band of the Year, Chris Isaak & Silvertone; outstanding jazz album, Bobby McFerrin's "Simple Pleasures." In addition, blues legend John Lee Hooker was given a lifetime achievement award. Nominees were selected by 100 music critics, radio programmers and music industry experts, and award winners were picked by fans' mail-in ballots.
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