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Duran Duran Bassist John Taylor Recovering from Coronovirus

By Michele Amabile | April 6, 2020

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor revealed on Sunday (April 5) that although he tested positive for COVID-19 “three weeks ago,” his symptoms are mild and he is recovering while in self-quarantine. “DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago,”…

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Elton John Launches Covid-19 Emergency Fund

By Michele Amabile | April 4, 2020

Elton John is launching a new COVD-19 Emergency Fund through his Elton John Aids Foundation, he announced today (April 4). The new $1 million fund will help “front line partners to prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its affects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities.” The fund will “protect the people we have always…

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Metallica Donates $350,000 to Covid-19 Relief

By Michele Amabile | April 3, 2020

Metallica is  joining the fight against coronavirus by donating $350,000 to non-profit organizations providing relief to those impacted by pandemic through the band’s “All Within My Hands Foundation”. Those grants include $100,000 to Feeding America, $100,000 to Live Nation’s Crew Nation initiative, $100,000 to Direct Relief and $50,000 to USBG National Charity Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. “In the wake…

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New Jersey Shore Musicians, including Vini Lopez and Jarod Clemons, to Present ‘Stay At Home’ Event

By Michele Amabile | April 1, 2020

Musical stars of the New Jersey Shore Music Scene are banding together this Saturday night (April 4) for the “NJ Shore Musicians Stay At Home” event, starting at 8 p.m. and blasting into the midnight hour. The five hour event will be a “a virtual visit to your favorite Jersey Shore bar by watching your favorite musicians playing in their…

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Billy Joel Foundation Joins Fight Against COVID-19

By Michele Amabile | April 1, 2020

Billy Joel is in a “New York State of Mind”, announcing that he is joining the fight against COVID-19 and pledging financial assistance to coronavirus relief. The Joel Foundation will be making a series of donations to aid relief efforts due to the coronavirus, including Bettheny Frankel‘s “B Strong” foundation. The Joel Foundation is making a $500,000 donation in the…

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Medical Trip to Switzerland

By Michele Amabile | March 31, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne is putting his medical trip to Switzerland on hold due to Covid-19 concerns. We had to cancel our trip to Switzerland,” Sharon Osbourne revealed on ‘The Talk.’.”We were meant to go the eighth of April, but we had to cancel, for his treatment.” Ozzy was set to travel to Switzerland to seek treatment for complications from a neck…

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Six Flags Great Adventure Eyes Opening in ‘Mid-May’

By Michele Amabile | March 30, 2020

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson has postponed the opening in the park to mid-May, according to a release. “While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the property, the safety of our guests, team members, and animals is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and follow the most current guidance…

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Ringo Starr Reschedules 2020 Tour Dates

By Michele Amabile | March 30, 2020

Ringo Starr and his All Starr band is postponing dates for their 2020 tour into 2021, he announced. His  June 14 date set for the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park will now resume on June 1, 2021. The June 7 date scheduled for the Count Basie Theater will now take place on June 12, 2021. “This is very difficult for…

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Jon Bon Jovi Sings Fan Written Verses of New Song; Releases Prince Harry Charity Single

By Michele Amabile | March 27, 2020

Earlier this week, Jon Bon Jovi asked fans to participate in writing a new song, “Do What You Can,” he has waded through more than 6,000 responses. Last night: he performed a few of the verses submitted. One that caught his eye was lyrics written by a trucker named Brice Glass, which he dedicated to truckers affected by the coronavirus…

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At Long Last: The Knack Unveils “Bye Corona!” (Watch Video)

By Michele Amabile | March 27, 2020

The Knack’s lead guitarist Berton Averre is giving Weird Al Yankovic a break, taking to the internet to unveil the Coronovirus parody the world has been waiting for: “Bye, Corona!” Averre–assisted by his dogs and  bassist Prescott Nile–banded together to reimagine the band’s biggest hit, “My Sharona” into the anthem the planet needs, along with a special message: Get the…

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