Michele Amabile

Dickey Betts Postpones Tour Dates after ‘Mild Stroke’

By Michele Amabile | August 27, 2018

Founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Dickey Betts is putting his tour on pause after suffering what his doctors described as a “mild stroke.” Betts’ physicians strongly advised him to take time off to recuperate after he informed them he had experienced was described as “certain post-stroke repercussions,” according to a post on Facebook. It will take approximately three to five…

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Led Zeppelin Streams Remastered Track Ahead of Box Set Release

By Michele Amabile | August 27, 2018

The remastered soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s concert film, The Song Remains the Same, is set for release on Sept. 7, and to celebrate the the band is live streaming an audio clip of “Misty Mountain Hop.” The remastered track is available now on the Rhino Records’ website. Led Zeppelin Announces ‘The Song Remains the Same’ Reissues In addition, Led Zeppelin has posted…

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Billy Joel Jams with Bryan Adams; Honors Aretha Franklin at MSG

By Michele Amabile | August 24, 2018

It was another wild night at Madison Square Garden, as Billy Joel was joined  by surprise guest Bryan Adams onstage at his Thursday night show (Aug. 23). Adams –in town for the opening of the Broadway musical, Pretty Woman, featuring songs written by himself, joined Joel for two songs: “Summer of ’69 ” and “You May Be Right,” off Joel’s…

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Neal Schon to the Press: Credit Me Properly

By Michele Amabile | August 24, 2018

Journey guitarist Neal Schon took a Florida reviewer to task for incorrectly crediting his Aretha Franklin tribute to the entire band. To recap: Schon stood center stage at the BB&T Center in Floriada and played a guitar solo as photos of Franklin were displayed in the background, just before the group launched into “Wheel in the Sky.” Steve Perry Returns…

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Former Lynryd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

By Michele Amabile | August 23, 2018

Lynyrd Skynrd is mourning the passing of former guitarist Ed King, who passed away at the age of 68. King passed away Wednesday (Aug. 22) at his home in Nashville. He played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 , rejoining in 1987 for a stretch through 1996.  He co-wrote one of the band’s classic songs “Sweet Home Alabama.”…

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Queen + Adam Lambert to Celebrate Las Vegas Residency With Regal Arrival

By Michele Amabile | August 23, 2018

Queen and Adam Lambert will make a grand entrance by private airplane  next Tuesday (Aug. 28) to celebrate the start of the band’s Las Vegas Residency at the MGM Resort. The band will kick start its residency–The Crown Jewels–Sept. 1, but the band will arrive at MGM’s aviation hanger Aug. 28 for a ceremonial press conference. The show will take…

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John Lennon Killer Scheduled for Parole Hearing

By Michele Amabile | August 22, 2018

John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman, is going before the New York parole board in yet another bid for release, with a new mug shot hitting the internet on Tuesday (Aug. 21). Chapman plead guilty to murdering the Beatles legend outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980, and serving a 20 years to life sentence. He is currently  63-years old…

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Eagles Crowned New Sales Kings by RIAA

By Michele Amabile | August 20, 2018

The King of Pop has been dethroned. Michael Jackson’s best selling album, Thriller, is no-longer the best selling album of all time. Meet the new royals: The Eagles. The Eagles‘ ‘Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)‘ has been confirmed to be the best-selling album of all-time in the US, with the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) reporting sales of 38 million…

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Rob Acampora Salutes ‘The King’-The Elvis List

By Michele Amabile | August 17, 2018

As we lost the Queen of Soul yesterday, it was the same day we lost the The King backed in 1977. Elvis Presley would be 83 if he were alive today – more than likely would have endorsed Weight Watchers and have lost about 100 pounds, would’ve had a 10 year residency in Las Vegas to wrap up his performing…

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Aerosmith Headed to VMAs?

By Michele Amabile | August 17, 2018

Is Aerosmith performing this Monday (Aug. 20) at the MTV Video Music Awards? Aerosmith Announces ‘Aerosmith World’ Residency in Las Vegas If Jimmy Fallon is to be believed, this is most certainly the case! The band appeared last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon announcing details of their forthcoming Las Vegas residency, “Deuces are Wild.”  The band performed…

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