Michele Amabile

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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Watch Bruce Springsteen Talk ‘Western Stars,” Freehold on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Below! (Video)

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2019

Bruce Springsteen continued his press tour promoting the release of his new film, “Western Stars,” with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night (Oct. 21). Springsteen–who recently dropped by the Freehold AMC 14 to introduce the movie on Oct. 19–dropped by Kimmel’s show, which is filming in Brooklyn this week to talk about the movie and his recent…

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The Eagles Announce Third Madison Square Garden Date for 2020 Tour

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2019

The Eagles have added a third Madison Square Garden date for their 2020 tour, where the band will play the Hotel California album in its entirety. Tickets for the group’s Feb. 18 show are set to go on sale this Saturday morning (Oct. 26) at 10 a.m., the band announced today. The third date follows the already announced concerts set…

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Jim Babjak Talks ‘Smithereens Week’ and ‘Honor’ of NJ Hall of Fame Induction (Audio)

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2019

This Sunday (Oct. 27), The Smithereens will get their due as the Fab Four of Carteret, NJ are set to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Founded in 1980, the band–featuring the late front man Pat DiNizio,  guitarist Jim Babjak, drummer Dennis Diken, and bassist Mike Mesaros–will celebrate the week…

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Steve Van Zandt Announces New Box Set (Photos)

By Michele Amabile | October 18, 2019

E Street Band icon Steve Van Zandt may have just celebrated a ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is gearing up for a rock and roll Christmas with the release of a brand new boxed set. The new set– RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work–presents Van Zandt’s early work from 1973-1999. Set to arrive Dec. 6,…

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