Michele Amabile

Queen Scores Five Oscar Nominations

By Michele Amabile | January 22, 2019

Don’t stop them now–Queen is going to The Academy Awards! The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody got a whopping five Oscar nominations Tuesday morning (Jan. 22) , including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays the band’s late, legendary singer Freddie Mercury.  It also received nods for Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Bohemian Rhapsody‘s competition in the Best Picture category includes Roma, The…

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Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates Bat Biting Anniversary with New Plush Toy

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating an anniversary near and dear to his heart–the glorious day he bit the head off of a bat. 37 years ago on that magical day in 1982, a fan threw a bat to the Prince of Darkness as he performed a set at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Ozzy–believing it was rubber-took an infamous…

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Skid Row Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2019

Skid Row is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their self-title debut with a deluxe edition now available on streaming websites. Skid Row: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original album’s 11 songs, plus the bonus track “Forever.” Also included is a  full live performance of a concert at the Marquee club in California, recorded…

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Heart Previews “Live in Atlantic City” With Rocking Video of ‘Crazy on You’

By Michele Amabile | January 18, 2019

Heart is giving fans a taste of their forthcoming concert video, Live in Atlantic City, on YouTube. The forthcoming disc–which will be available on CD, vinyl LP, DVD and Blu-ray, digitally, and as a CD/Blu-ray set–arrives Jan. 25. The show–originally featured on VH1– took place in March 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with the band being joined by several musical…

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play The Pyramids; Tickets on Sale Now

By Michele Amabile | January 18, 2019

It may be time to bust out those airline miles and travel points on your card–especially if you are a fan of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band has announced that it will be playing a historic show at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, via a teaser on Facebook. This will mark the second time the band has…

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David Bowie Voted ‘Greatest Entertainer of the 20th Century”

By Michele Amabile | January 18, 2019

The votes are in, and the people of Britain have determined that David Bowie is the Greatest Entertainer of the 20th Century. Bowie was victorious in a poll conducted as part of BBC Two’s historical series Icons, which urged people to “assess the achievements of the 20th Century’s most important and influential figures across seven different fields of human endeavour”. David Bowie has been voted the most…

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Monmouth and Ocean County Teens Invited to Showcase Musical Talent in Statewide New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Competition; $5,000 Music Contract Grand Prize

By Michele Amabile | January 17, 2019

Do you have a talented teenager looking for a break in music? The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is inviting New Jersey High School students to share drug free messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest. Up until Feb.1, students can submit their songs and lyrics about substance use prevention. Voting will…

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Lou Gramm is Going to Have a Busy Retirement

By Michele Amabile | January 17, 2019

Lou Gramm may be retiring from solo shows, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to be busy. The former Foreigner front man, 68, still plans to do one-off appearances with Foreigner and finishing some tracks in the studio. According to Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, the two have unfinished business left with recordings started before Gramm left the group in…

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Chris Cornell Honored With New Gibson Guitar; Faith No More Singer Drops from Tribute Lineup

By Michele Amabile | January 16, 2019

The late Chris Cornell will be honored this evening (Jan. 16) with a tribute concert–“I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell”–at The Forum in Los Angeles. Gibson will mark the event with the unveiling of a new limited-edition ES-335 guitar, designed to respect the memory of the Soundgarden/Audioslave front man. Only 250 pieces will be available. “It is our…

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Santana Announces ‘Supernatural Now’ Tour; Includes Two New Jersey Dates

By Michele Amabile | January 16, 2019

Carlos Santana is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of his Grammy-Award winning album, Supernatural, with the announcement of a big tour–and it includes two dates in New Jersey. The “Supernatural Now” tour–which includes special guests, The Doobie Brothers–kicks off June 22 in Phoenix, and will land at the PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 18 and the BB&T Center…

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