Michele Amabile

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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Jackson Browne on COVID-19 Diagnosis–“My Symptoms Are Pretty Mild”

By Michele Amabile | March 25, 2020

Jackson Browne may have tested positive for COVID-19, but fans can relax–his symptoms are mild. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Browne, 71, revealed that he had a temperature and a small cough, but he feels fine, chalking it up to a strong immune system. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and…

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Sammy Hagar Announces Season 5 of Rock and Roll Road Trip

By Michele Amabile | March 25, 2020

Sammy Hagar will be hitting the road again–on television! Sammy’s AXS TV Show–“Sammy Hagar’s Rock and Roll Road Trip” returns to your TV screens on April 19, and his guests include  Def Leppard, Joe Walsh, Queen‘s Brian May, Ted Nugent, Matchbox Twenty‘s Rob Thomas and Extreme, whose frontman, Gary Cherone, replaced Hagar in Van Halen in 1996. The premiere finds the Red Rocker in Las Vegas checking out Def Lep’s residency…

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Peter Frampton Takes on Coronavirus: Do You Wash Like We Do?

By Michele Amabile | March 24, 2020

Peter Frampton is encouraging fans to wash his hands like he does in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new video posted to Instagram, Frampton tackles the sink with his hit, “Do You Feel Like We Do?” As he washes his forearms and hands, a 14-minute clock counts down. As he finishes up and proceeds to pick…

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces New Induction Ceremony Date

By Michele Amabile | March 24, 2020

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced a new date for its 2020 induction ceremony. The ceremony will now take place Nov. 7, according to organizers. This year’s Rock Hall inductees include Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Depeche Mode, the late Whitney Houston, and the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.  Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Laundau is also set to be inducted. The…

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The Count Basie Center for the Arts Asks Community to Showcase Talents

By Megan O'Shea | March 23, 2020

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is determined to continue to inspire, educate, and entertain during this time. ARTS MADNESS is an online tournament and talent show for any performers between the ages of 10 and above. They are asking for one-minute videos showcasing talents such as playing violin, singing, comedy, performing a musical theatre piece, the greatest hit…

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Gets Creative With Social Distancing

By Michele Amabile | March 23, 2020

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is making the best of the coronavirus situation by staying at home and working on new music. “Things are most definitely not business-as-usual, but I’m good, staying safe, working on riffs,” Hammett writes in an Instagram post. “Hope you are all okay out there as well.” Unfortunately, he only shared a black and white photo without audio. Metallica’s South…

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Bon Jovi Member David Bryan Positive for Corona Virus

By Michele Amabile | March 21, 2020

Bon Jovi  founding member and keyboardist David Bryan has tested positive for coronavirus, he revealed on Instagram. “I just got my results back today and tested positive for corona virus,” wrote the Tony Award winner. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day.” Bryan–who recently celebrated the opening of his new musical, “Diana,” on Broadway–has been in…

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Asbury Park Music + Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

By Michele Amabile | March 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Asbury Music + Film Festival, which was originally set for April 23-April 26–will be postponed, according to Festival organizers. The festival–which was scheduled to take place in Asbury Park venues and featured appearances by Melissa Etheridge and Sopranos creator David Chase–will be moved to a future date. “The Asbury Park Music + Film Festival’s unwavering…

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