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Aerosmith ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Residency Opens in Las Vegas (Video)

By Michele Amabile | April 8, 2019

Aerosmith kicked off their Deuces are Wild residency in Las Vegas Saturday night (April 6) at the Park MGM’s Park Theater. The 16-song set reflects back on the Boston band’s work in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and is preceded by a half-hour long documentary featuring interviews with the group. The residency will run though July 9 in Vegas, with…

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Watch Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Mentor Duets on ‘American Idol’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | April 8, 2019

American Idol viewers were treated to two performances by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, as they mentored two contestants on the Sunday night (April 7) duets episode of the ABC program. Rock’s cutest couple joined competing Idols Kate Barnette and Madison Vanderberg for duets of “Heartbreaker” and “We Belong,” with varying results. For “Heartbreaker,” Benatar advised Barnette–who only knew of…

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Watch Joan Jett Perform Ronda Rousey’s Theme Song at Wrestlemania 35 (Video)

By Michele Amabile | April 8, 2019

Wrestlemania made history Sunday (April 7) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ with the first ever women’s main event, and Joan Jett was on hand to celebrate the occasion. Jett’s song, “Bad Reputation,” has long been the anthem for pro-wrestler “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, so for the big event, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was there in the…

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Guns N’ Roses Announce Festival Appearance; Slash’s Ex-Wife to Auction Off Artifacts of Marriage

By Michele Amabile | April 5, 2019

Well, that was a brief hiatus. Guns N’ Roses are set to take the stage again at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville in September. The festival is set for Sept. 27-29 at at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Highland Festival Grounds. “There are only a handful of bands through the years whose music not only resonates with fans, but changes…

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Seaside Heights Historic Casino Pier Carousel to take its Final Ride

By Michele Amabile | April 5, 2019

After this weekend, a piece of our childhood will be gone forever as we sadly say goodbye to the historic Casino Pier Carousel. Built in 1910, the eventually made its way to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk during the Great Depression. The antique Dentzel/Looff carousel was acquired from Casino Pier in 2017 with the intent to refurbish and relocate it into…

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Wonder Bar Announces 2019 Yappy Hour Schedule

By Michele Amabile | April 5, 2019

The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park is kicking off the summer season a little early with the grand opening of its most popular event: Yappy Hour! Grab your best friend and head out tomorrow (April 6) from Noon until 7 p.m. at the Wonder Bar’s outdoor Yappy Deck (1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park). The Yappy Hour’s grand opening is open…

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Ozzy Osbourne Update: No More Tour Dates Until 2020

By Michele Amabile | April 4, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne will postpone all of his 2019 tour dates until next year, he announced this morning. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is recovering “from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia,” the statement reads, and will postpone all North American and European dates (including his June 11 show at Madison Square Garden),…

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Billy Joel Announces New Date at Madison Square Garden

By Michele Amabile | April 4, 2019

Billy Joel is getting closer to the magic number of 70! The Piano Man is continuing his epic run of shows at Madison Square Garden with the announcement he has added his 69th consecutive show. Tickets for the show–scheduled for Oct. 25–will go on sale for Citi cardmembers 9 a.m. April 8. Tickets will go on sale for the general…

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Michele Interviews Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali

By Michele Amabile | April 3, 2019

Quiet Riot are hitting the road hard this year, and the band will make a stop at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park Saturday night (April 6). The band–which features  American Idol Season 10 alum James Durbin (Vocals) Frankie Banali (Drums) Alex Grossi (Guitar) and Chuck Wright (Bass)–are putting the final touches on a new album, which could be released later this…

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Green Day Announce Feminist Graphic Novel

By Michele Amabile | April 3, 2019

Inspired by their song of the same name, Green Day has announced that the band will be publishing its first graphic novel. Last of the American Girls is described as feminist manifesto,  authored by Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, with illustrations by Frank Caruso. The book–which arrives Oct. 29–is a celebration of “true rebel girls — girls who push…

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