Michele Amabile

Celebrate Record Store Day with The New 107.1 The Boss

By Michele Amabile | April 20, 2018

Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 21, and The New 107.1 The Boss is celebrating with “Record Store Day Double Plays” from many artists releasing special vinyl in honor of the occasion. On the menu for tomorrow is something special courtesy of Led Zeppelin. The Rock Gods are offering a seven-inch single pressed onto yellow vinyl that features…

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Elton John Wants YOU on His Farewell Tour

By Michele Amabile | April 20, 2018

Elton John fans: Here is your chance to join him on the Yellow Brick Road. Sir Elton is looking for will accomplices to submit videos that will challenge your inner “Captain Fantastic,” and those will be included in a video or the tour program for his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. “We’re looking for unusual, crazy and over-the-top, just like…

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Sting and Shaggy Will Be On Your Television All Next Week

By Michele Amabile | April 20, 2018

Set your DVRs! Sting will be on your televisions with Shaggy promoting their new record and upcoming tour! Sting and Shaggy will appear on: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (April 23), Live with Kelly and Ryan (April 24), The View (April 25) and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (April 29). Sting and Shaggy’s new, island-inspired collaborative album 44/876 is…

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David Bowie Subway Cards Available to NYC Commuters

By Michele Amabile | April 19, 2018

David Bowie is getting his own Metro Card. Subway riders can grab a pre-paid plastic homage to the Thin White Duke at two New York City subway stations: at Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker St.  The cards will be randomly dispensed at booths and vending machines.  Each card costs a minimum of $6.50–or two subway rides in the city. Bowie at the beginning,…

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Concert Lineup

By Michele Amabile | April 18, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is set to open June 28, it was announced todaty. The casino will be located at the former Taj Mahal property, and will be the home to 2,100 slot machines and 120 gaming tables. The Mark G. Etess Arena will hold 7,000 people and  has been renamed the “Hard Rock Live at…

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Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason to Honor the Band at Special London Shows

By Michele Amabile | April 18, 2018

Pink Floyd will be honored next month in London when drummer Nick Mason takes the stage with a new group for series of intimate shows. Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, will perform May 20 at the Dingwalls club, and May 21, 23 and 24 at the Half Moon venue. The sold out shows will focus on material from Pink Floyd’s first two albums, 1967’s The Piper at…

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Power Outage Puts Doesn’t Put a Damper on Bruce Springsteen at Wonder Bar

By Michele Amabile | April 15, 2018

Bruce Springsteen really was “Dancing in the Dark” today (April 15), when torrential rains caused a power outage at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Springsteen was there to celebrate his mother, Adele, on her 92nd birthday. He was there to see the Eddie Testa Band, and it is speculated that he was going to perform. Unfortunately, the lights went…

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Governor Phil Murphy Declares Today as ‘Bon Jovi Day’ in New Jersey

By Michele Amabile | April 14, 2018

As Bon Jovi is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, Governor Phil Murphy has declared that today (April 14) is Bon Jovi Day in New Jersey. The announcement was made on Friday night at a private event at the the historic 925 Building. It was a surprise for the group, which included  Jon Bon Jovi…

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Weezer Bassist Scott Shriner to Join The Cars at RRHOF

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

The Cars have found a bassist to fill in for the late Benjamin Orr at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (April 14): Scott Shriner of Weezer. The honor is a big one for the Toledo, Ohio native, who will take the stage in Cleveland for the big night. “There are a few bands that…

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Dire Straits Will Not Perform at RRHOF, says Bassist John Illsley

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

Dire Straits fans expecting an acoustic performance of “Telegraph Road” at this weekend’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, take note: it was a joke. Speaking to Billboard prior to this Saturday’s (April 14) induction ceremony, bassist John Illsley shed light on keyboardist Alan Clark’s revelation that the band–including keyboardist Guy Fletcher–were planning to perform the song unplugged was…

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