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Watch Journey Cover The Police for New Project

By Michele Amabile | May 31, 2018

Three members of Journey have contributed a cover of The Police’s “Synchronicity II” to the forthcoming Rock Against Trafficking project. Journey guitarist Neal Schon, singer Arnel Pineda and drummer Steve Smith  recorded the seven and a half minute song  at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. Neal co-produced and arranged the track with Garry Miller, the veteran British producer and musician who launched the Rock Against Trafficking campaign.…

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Eagles, U2 and More Top StubHub Best of 2018 List

By Michele Amabile | May 30, 2018

What are the hottest shows of the summer so far? According to StubHub, Eagles, U2, Journey and Def Leppard are the most sought out tickets on the secondary market. The Eagles have the most in-demand individual show of the summer, landing at No. 2 on the list. Other rock acts on the list are Foo Fighters at #5, U2 at #7, the double bill of Journey & Def…

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Bon Jovi Reflects on ‘This House is Not For Sale’ Tour in New Video Series

By Michele Amabile | May 30, 2018

Bon Jovi is looking back on their “This House is Not For Sale” tour with a series of videos featuring exit interviews and reflections from the road. In the first segment, the Rock and Roll  Hall of Famers are asked about their favorite venue to play, and overwhelmingly the group talks about Madison Square Garden in New York City. Always…

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Oprah Winfrey Arranges Bono Meet and Greet for Film Director Pal

By Michele Amabile | May 30, 2018

Being friends with Oprah Winfrey sure has its perks, film director Ava DuVernay has learned. DuVernay–a big U2 fan that named one of her films after their song, “I Will Follow”–got free tickets and a meet and greet arranged by Winfrey at a recent tour stop on the band’s “Songs of Experience” tour. “My dear friend @ava LOOOVES Bono,” Winfrey shared on…

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Guns N’ Roses: Izzy Speaks

By Michele Amabile | May 30, 2018

Fans wondering about the absence of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin on the band’s “Not in This Lifetime Tour” got an answer this week from the reclusive musician. Stradlin–who did not participate in the group’s top grossing $480 million tour–released a statement explaining why he chose not to participate in a story published in The Wall Street Journal. “The…

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A Look Back at the Asbury Park Boardwalk

By Michele Amabile | May 29, 2018

Summer’s here, and the time is right for racing in the street, to quote Bruce Springsteen. We’re feeling a bit of nostalgia here at The Boss, so we wanted to take a look back at Asbury Park in 1988, and a few other clips to remind us of how it was back in the day. We found a video from…

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Sting Receives Degree From Brown

By Michele Amabile | May 29, 2018

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are now the proud recipients honorary degrees, which were presented to the couple at Brown University this Sunday (May 27). Brown presented them with the degrees at the Rhode Island university’s  250th commencement, which also honored Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz. The musician performed “My One and Only Love” for the university,  which conferred…

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Phil Collen Leaves Def Leppard Tour Due to ‘Emergency’

By Michele Amabile | May 26, 2018

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is taking a leave of absence from the band’s tour with Journey due to an issue at home, the group announced. “Our brother and bandmate Phil has unexpectedly returned home for a family emergency,”  Def Leppard wrote on its website. “With Phil’s blessing our friend, Steve Brown, will be joining us on stage until Phil…

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Watch Johnny Depp Pay Tribute to David Bowie

By Michele Amabile | May 25, 2018

The Hollywood Vampires–featuring Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper–made an appearance at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., this week, and the set included a special treat. Depp–known for his acting roles as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as Edward Scissorhands and the first Nightmare on Elm Street and 21 Jump Street-took…

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New Fleetwood Mac Themed Shop Opens in Chicago

By Michele Amabile | May 25, 2018

Heading to Chicago for vacation this year? Be sure to visit Rhiannon, the new Fleetwood Mac themed pop-up shop located at The Rookery. The bar features a tarot card reader, candles, a lot of lace, and a drink called the “Crystal Visions” made with Champagne, edible glitter, and color-changing rock sugar. Amy Teri, owner/partner of The Rookery, says, “The first concert I…

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