Michele Amabile

Led Zeppelin Documentary in the Works

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

The history of Led Zeppelin will be told by the band in their own words  as part of a new documentary celebrating its 50th anniversary. The “first of its kind project” will include interviews with Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones with rare archival interviews with the group’s late drummer, John Bonham. The project will be directed by director/writer Bernard…

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Paul McCartney to Receive Award From New York Law School

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

Paul McCartney will add another award to his name this month. The former Beatle–who once put out an album, Pipes of Peace–is set to receive the International Advocate for Peace Award May 28 at the commencement ceremony for Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City at Lincoln Center. Paul McCartney Announces ‘New Egypt’ Station Box…

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Don McLean Claps Back at UCLA; Offers ‘Bribe Money’ to ‘Grease the College Wheels’

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2019

Don McLean has been uninvited by the UCLA Student Alumni Association as the recipient of the  2019 George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement. The association rescinded the honor “upon learning that Mr. McLean had previously been convicted of domestic violence charges,” a statement explains. The honor–slated to be awarded May 17 at the Spring Sing event in…

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Meat Loaf Injured in Weekend Fall (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2019

Meat Loaf broke his collarbone after an appearance at the Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Dallas, reports TMZ. Meat Loaf had just wrapped a Q and A session with fans when he tripped on some wires and fell off the stage. He was transported to a nearby hospital and treated overnight. ‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson on Being Meat…

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Foreigner at the Basie and Featured on AXS TV Tonight

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2019

Foreigner is performing tonight at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank tonight, but you can catch their original lead singer, Lou Gramm, on your television with Dan Rather on The Big Interview, 8 p.m. on AXSTV. Gramm is joined by guitarist Mick Jones for a sit down that discusses the band, and the conflicts that lead…

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Billy Joel Shoots Down Suggestion of a Biopic; Won’t Retire Like Elton John

By Michele Amabile | May 6, 2019

Billy Joel isn’t harboring any hard feelings about Elton John’s recent comments calling him, “lazy.” Joel-who turns 70 this week with a celebration on May 9 at Madison Square Garden-says he is open to working with the Rocket Man again if he inquires. “Absolutely…if he asked me to,” he told Rolling Stone. What he won’t do, he maintains, is have…

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Bruce Springsteen Reveals New Music, Possible Tour, in E Street Future (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 6, 2019

Bruce Springsteen has an album of songs written for a new record with the E Street Band ready to go, he revealed Sunday night in Los Angeles at a Netflix talk with director Martin Scorsese. That’s not all. Although he recently said a 2019 tour is off the table for the band, a future tour behind the new album is…

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Shine On: Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Awarded CBE in London (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 4, 2019

Pink Floyd founder Nick Mason is now officially a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The drummer-who recently hit the road celebrating the music of “A Saucerful of Secrets”– was awarded a CBE on May 2 at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, presented Mason with the honor. Nicholas Mason, the…

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The Bitch is Back: Elton John Calls Billy Joel ‘Lazy’

By Michele Amabile | May 3, 2019

Elton John has never been one to mince words, and he isn’t about to soften up any time soon. Asked about Billy Joel’s comments last year that he is “dragging down” his own legacy by releasing new albums, Elton simply scoffed. “Well actually, he hasn’t made anything since 1993 because he can’t,” he tells the UK newspaper, The Sun. “I…

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‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson on Being Meat Loaf, Touring with KISS, and Hanging out Backstage with Queen and Adam Lambert

By Michele Amabile | May 3, 2019

When Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner American Idol for its 13th season in 2014, he lived out a rock and roll dream joining KISS for the finale. A few years later, he went out on the road to open for the band, and joined several tours with legends like Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  On the…

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