Michele Amabile

Queen Founder Brian May on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’-We Haven’t Earned a Penny

By Michele Amabile | May 12, 2019

Queen guitarist Brian May is putting the UK paper The Sunday Times on blast for suggesting that the band’s fortunes have increased due to the proceeds of the biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. As a matter of fact–the group’s surviving members (May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon)–haven’t earned a cent, he confided in a BBC interview on The Zoe Ball…

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Former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno Named Fullfill’s CEO

By Michael Roszkowski | May 10, 2019

Fulfill, formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, today announced that former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno will serve as the new President and CEO of the organization. Fulfill strives to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. In Monmouth and Ocean Counties alone, Feeding America reports one in ten residents do not know where their…

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Beatles ‘Butcher Cover’ Sells for Big Bucks at Julien’s Auction

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

A collector with very deep pockets is now the proud owner of a rare, autographed copy of the infamous Beatles “Butcher Cover.” The 1969 disc, Yesterday and Today, was once owned by John Lennon, went for $234,000 at the “Music Icons: The Beatles in Liverpool” sale, which was presented by Julien’s Auctions. It is special for a few reasons–it includes…

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GNR Files Lawsuit Against Colorado Brewery

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

It won’t be paradise for Colorado-based beer brewery, as Guns N’ Roses has filed a trademark lawsuit to halt a malty beverage, reports The Hollywood Reporter. GNR has an issue with Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective’s Oskar Blues Brewery for selling a beer called Guns ‘N’ Rosé. The brewery–which described the brew as a drink that “bands together sticky prickly pear…

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Roger Daltrey Announces Release of ‘The Who’s Tommy Orchestral’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

The Who are set to perform at Madison Square Garden on Monday (May 13), and the set list includes orchestral accompaniments to selections from the band’s 1969 rock opera, Tommy. Who front man Roger Daltrey did his own solo tour in 2018, performing the entire album with an orchestra. On June 14, Daltrey will release a full-length album for fans,…

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Bono Celebrates 59th Birthday as U2 Tops the UK Rich List

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

It’s Bono’s birthday, and the 59-year old U2 front man is celebrating the news that his band is now ranked as the third wealthiest entertainment act in the UK. U2 as a whole have a collective worth of $759 million, reports the Sunday Times. So is the wealthiest? That would be musical theatre auteur Andrew Lloyd Webber, who  has amassed…

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New Video for Tom Petty’s “For Real” a Celebration of His Life, says Daughter (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

Tom Petty’s daughter, Adria, is paying tribute to her late father with a new video celebrating his career. The visually poignant clip accompanies the track, “For Real,” which is included on the new Petty compilation, The Best of Everything. The song sums up how the late singer felt about his life as a musician, and Adria celebrates that life with…

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Billy Joel Celebrates 70 with Special Guest Peter Frampton (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

Billy Joel celebrated his 70th birthday with over 20,000 of his closest friends and special guest Peter Frampton, who was on hand to celebrate Wednesday night (May 9) at Madison Square Garden. The pair teamed up for two classics from Frampton Comes Alive–“Baby I Love Your Way” and “Show Me The Way”–before Frampton gave Joel a very special gift–his very…

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Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Slips on Wet Wah-Wah Pedal (video)

By Michele Amabile | May 9, 2019

A rainy night in Milan, Italy gave Metallica fans a scare when guitarist Kirk Hammett slipped and fell onstage mid-solo Wednesday night (May 8). “I slipped on my wet wah pedal,” he wrote on Twitter. “It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower.” The incident in question happened as Hammett was jamming his solo…

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Summer of Sorcery, Steve Van Zandt, and Springsteen

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

Summer started a little early with a rock and soul stew at The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, as Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul were joined by Bruce Springsteen Wednesday night (May 8). Springsteen joined his fellow E Streeter for a three-song repeat from this weekend’s surprise set in Los Angeles, performing “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Sun…

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