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Aerosmith Performs Without Drummer Joey Kramer at MusiCares Event

By Michele Amabile | January 25, 2020

Aerosmith–(Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer) took the stage at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year award on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center for a four-song set–but without drummer Kramer behind the kit. Kramer attended the Pre-Grammy Awards event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Aerosmith– but did not join his band…

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Aerosmith Drummer Blocked from Grammy Rehearsals

By Michele Amabile | January 24, 2020

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer was blocked by security guards at a Grammy Rehearsal, according to various reports. Kramer unsuccessfully filed an injunction to be reinstated into the band in time for this weekend’s performances at MusiCares on Friday night (Jan. 24) and at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles this week. A Superior Court judge in Plymouth…

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Jon Bon Jovi Appears in Newark for Opening of New JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers

By Michele Amabile | January 22, 2020

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, made an appearance alongside New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at Rutgers University’s Newark campus  to announce the opening of a  new  JBJ Soul Kitchen. The restaurant–the first of its kind on a college campus–set to open Thursday at the Paul Robeson Campus Center. The restaurant is the third in New Jersey, with two…

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Aerosmith to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Event

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2020

Aerosmith is set to perform live this Friday (Jan. 24)  at the The 2020 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute concert in their honor, with comedian Russell Brand hosting at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Performers scheduled to fete the group with musical performances include: . GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge and past GRAMMY Award nominees Nuno Bettencourt, Jessie J and Kesha , who join previously announced…

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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne made a sad revelation on Good Morning America this morning (Jan. 21) with the news that he has a form of Parkinson’s disease. Osbourne received the diagnosis last February after suffer several health setbacks, including a fall at his house that required neck surgery. The fall affected his nervous system and resulted in the cancellation of touring dates.…

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Queen to Be Featured in U.K. Currency

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2020

The rock band Queen and Queen Elizabeth II now share something in common: royal currency. The U.K.’s Royal Mint has released a new commemorative coin honoring the band. This is the first time a rock band in the U.K. is celebrated in coinage. The coin is the first in a new themed series of coinage called the Music Legends collection,…

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Bruce Springsteen Archives Announced for Asbury Park Music + Film Festival

By Michele Amabile | January 21, 2020

The Asbury Park Music + Film Festival (APMFF) and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University is set to present another edition  of The Bruce Springsteen Archives  at the Paramount Theatre on April 25. Thom Zimny, long time film director and archivist for Bruce Springsteen, will once again present an exclusive screening of rare and…

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Melissa Etheridge Celebrates Kansas City Chiefs Victory with New Song (Listen)

By Michele Amabile | January 20, 2020

Kansas girl Melissa Etheridge is celebrating her beloved Kansas City Chiefs journey to the Super Bowl with the release of a new song: “Chiefs Are Going to the Super Bowl,” on the Dan Patrick Show podcast. The Chiefs were victorious over the Tennessee Titans this weekend, winning the AFC Championship Game with a 35-24 score. It is the franchise’s first…

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Stevie Nicks Announced For New York Governors Ball

By Michele Amabile | January 16, 2020

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks has been tapped to perform at the 1oth Annual Governors Ball in New York, it was announced today. The festival will take place Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 at Randall’s Island Park. Also on the bill:  lineup for its 10th annual festival, and it’s a wide mix of styles, genres…

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Kansas Lead Singer Ronnie Platt on 1071 The Boss Summer Bash: “We Can’t Wait” (Audio)

By Michele Amabile | January 16, 2020

Kansas is coming to the PNC Bank Arts Center on August 22 this summer with Foreigner and Europe as part of the 1071 The Boss Summer Bash, and lead singer Ronnie Platt will celebrate by hitting a milestone. Platt–who joined Kansas in 2014 after Kansas singer Steve Walsh retired–has so far performed 460 shows with the band, and will hit…

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