Michele Amabile

Will Mötley Crüe tour again with Def Leppard and Poison?

By Michele Amabile | November 18, 2019

If the rumors reported by Rolling Stone are true, then Mötley Crüe will be hitting the road with Def Leppard and Poison for a stadium tour next summer. Def Leppard toured with Poison in 2017. In 2011, they toured with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls. If the Crüe indeed are touring, it means they are tearing up the…

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Bruce Springsteen Rocks Private Benefit at Stone Pony

By Michele Amabile | November 17, 2019

Bruce Springsteen spent his Saturday night (Nov. 16) on stage at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park for a private event benefiting Boston College.   The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer strapped on a guitar for a two-hour, 22-songs set for about 400 guests at the invitation-only event.   Springsteen –who was backed by former Bon Jovi touring guitarist…

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New Book, ‘Adventures With My Sea Pass Card,’ Explores Romance of Cruises (interview with 1071 The Boss)

By Michele Amabile | November 15, 2019

Hey, all! It’s Michele Amabile, from 1071 The Boss! I wanted to tell you a funny social media story. I recently took a cruise with my family on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas out of Bayonne, sailing to Florida, The Perfect Day at Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. It was an amazing adventure at sea, and one I…

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JBJ Soul Foundation Donates $100K to Red Bank ‘s HABCore

By Michele Amabile | November 14, 2019

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation is giving the Red Bank non-profit HABcore $100,000 towards the expansion of its property located on River Street, the organization announced. Formed in 1988, HABcore is a nonprofit organization providing support and permanent housing services to homeless veterans, families and individuals with special needs in Monmouth and Ocean counties. New Bon Jovi Track, ‘Unbroken,’…

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Bon Jovi Talks New Song on CBS This Morning; Announces Social Media Contest

By Michele Amabile | November 11, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi made an appearance on CBS This Morning to talk about Bon Jovi’s new song, “Unbroken,” featured in the new film, To Be Of Service. Although Bon Jovi himself has never served, both his parents did, having served in the Marines, where they met. When writing the song, Bon Jovi tapped into…

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‘Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock N’ Roll’ Documentary Gets Digital Release

By Michele Amabile | November 1, 2019

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n’ Roll –a documentary telling the story of Asbury Park-is now available to purchase on digital platforms including the Apple TV App and Amazon, it was announced today. Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n’ Roll returns native sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon, David Sancious and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their…

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New Bon Jovi Track, ‘Unbroken,’ Honors The Troops

By Michele Amabile | November 1, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi dropped a late night Halloween treat at midnight with the release of a new Bon Jovi song, “Unbroken,” available for download on iTunes. “Our new song “Unbroken” is out now! This song was written for the film “To Be of Service” about veterans and their service dogs,” the band announced on Twitter and Facebook. “All proceeds from your…

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Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, The Smithereens, George R.R. Martin, Jason Alexander Shine at Star-Studded NJ Hall of Fame Inductions

By Michele Amabile | October 28, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi may have grown up with the music of Bruce Springsteen, but deep down he always wanted to be an Asbury Juke. “Without Southside Johnny there will not have been a Jon Bon Jovi,” said the rocker, who was on hand to induct his friend Southside Johnny Lyon into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the Paramount…

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Sting to Present Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Eurythmics at NYC Rainforest Benefit

By Michele Amabile | October 24, 2019

Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp will be joining Sting at the 30th anniversary  Rainforest Fund benefit, taking place at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Dec. 9. “Sting & Friends” also includes appearances by James Taylor, Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, MJ Rodriguez, Shaggy and H.E.R. Robert Downey Jr. will host, and Narada Michael Walden will be the musical director.…

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Jon Bon Jovi to Induct Southside Johnny into the NJ Hall of Fame

By Michele Amabile | October 23, 2019

The secret is out: Jon Bon Jovi will be on hand Sunday (Oct. 27) to induct Southside Johnny Lyon into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, he confirmed to NJ.com. Lyon asked the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer–who was inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame in 2009–to do the honors, and…

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