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‘For Music’s Sake’ Author Carrie Potter Talks New Film, ‘Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock and Roll’ (Listen to Interview)

By Michele Amabile | May 20, 2019

“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock and Roll,”  a new documentary exploring the roots of the New Jersey sound, is hitting theaters worldwide  on May 22 and May 29, featuring rare photos, archival footage, and interviews with rock luminaries Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and Southside Johnny. The film also features photos and content courtesy of Carrie Potter-Devening, the granddaughter of Upstage…

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Watch the Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music String Section Honor’Game of Thrones’ Finale (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 19, 2019

With the Game of Thrones series finale about to unfold, the strings students at the Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music gathered last weekend to pay a final farewell to Westeros for an enthralling  student and instructor performance of the theme song from HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” The classically-inspired piece–composed by Ramin Djawadi–was performed by Monmouth Conservatory of Music faculty…

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Bruce Springsteen Releases Second Track: ‘There Goes My Miracle’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 17, 2019

Bruce Springsteen is giving fans another taste of his forthcoming solo album, Western Stars, with the release of a new song–“There Goes My Miracle.” The orchestral track–the follow-up to the first single, “Hello Sunshine”–features lush production and deep, soaring vocals and is reminiscent of the work he did on his 2009 release, “Working on a Dream.”  Western Stars is produced…

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Roger Daltrey Take ‘Pot’ Shot at Weed Smoking Fan at Madison Square Garden Who Show (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 15, 2019

A word to the wise if you are going to see The Who in Philadelphia May 25 at Citizens Bank Park and don’t want to tick off Roger Daltrey: leave the weed at home. Daltrey is allergic to marijuana smoke, and even the slightest whiff of smoke is enough to seriously mess with his usually pristine vocals. And if THAT…

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Start Me Up: Mick Jagger Shows Off His Dance Moves As He Continues to Make Full Recovery (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 15, 2019

Mick Jagger still has the moves–like, um, Jagger–as he demonstrated today (May 15) in a new video shared on Twitter. Dressed simply in a white shirt, sneakers and black workout pants, The Rolling Stones front man is clearly getting tour ready as struts, poses and perfects his onstage moves in a dance rehearsal studio. As previously reported in an article…

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Elton John ‘A Bit of a Monster” in ‘Rocketman,’ Says David Furnish

By Michele Amabile | May 14, 2019

The Elton John musical fantasy, Rocketman, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, but Elton’s  husband, David Furnish has already seen it. He also says the portrayal  isn’t always pretty. “Elton John is somebody that I think I know incredibly well, but then also it’s like watching a film about somebody you don’t know at…

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Watch Eric Clapton Jam ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince at the Royal Albert Hall (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 14, 2019

Eric Clapton kicked off  his Royal Albert Hall residency with tributes to the late Doris Day and Prince Monday night (May 13). Clapton paid tribute to Day, who passed away at the age of 97 on May 13, with a cover of her well-known hit, “Que Sera Sera.” He closed the show with a bluesy and graceful “Purple Rain.” Also…

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Jon Bon Jovi and Son, Jesse, Announce: The Hampton Burger (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 13, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse Bongiovi, are pairing their branded Rose’ wine, Hampton Water, with hamburger chain Umami Burger to create new cheeseburger: The Hampton Burger. “This is a burger that reminds me of growing up in the Hamptons, going out there, hanging out with buddies, you’re going to the beach, you’re grilling up,” Jesse Bongiovi said in a…

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Mick Jagger Continues to Improve–Could He Be Tour Ready?

By Michele Amabile | May 13, 2019

Things are looking up, Rolling Stones fans! According to an article in the U.K. publication The Sun, Mick Jagger has been given a “clean bill of health” and is now cleared to hit the road for the “No Filter” tour with The Stones. Jagger, 75, underwent heart valve surgery on April 4,  but has been making a quick recovery due…

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Phil Collins B-Side Demos Slated for Digital Release

By Michele Amabile | May 13, 2019

Demo recordings of Phil Collins’ biggest hits will now be available on digital and streaming platforms for the first time, his label announced. The collection of demos are compiled from B-Sides of singles released by Collins from 1981-2003. Simply titled, Other Sides, all 18-tracks will be available on May 31. It will include raw recordings of In the Air Tonight,”…

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