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Watch Billy Joel and His Daughter, Alexa, Duet at MSG

By Michele Amabile | June 4, 2018

Billy Joel has extended his record number of performances at Madison Square Garden to 99, and on Saturday night (June 2) The Piano Man welcomed a very special guest to the stage. Midway through the show, Billy invited his daughter Alexa Ray Joel, onstage for a duet. The father-daughter duet was “Baby Grand,” a song Joel originally sang with Ray…

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Bruce Springsteen Releases Historic Concert for Monthly Archives

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

It’s the first Friday of the month, and Bruce Springsteen has opened his archives to dig up another historic show. Today (June 1), fans can download Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s full performance from Nov. 8, 2009 Madison Square Garden show. Although this was the “Wrecking Ball” tour, it was a big night on E Street, as Springsteen…

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Roger Daltrey Releases New Album; Tour Starts in One Month

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

Roger Daltrey’s new album, As Long As I Have You, is out in stores today (June 1) : just in time for the launch of his solo tour this July. The Who frontman’s new record includes seven tracks featuring guitarist Pete Townshend.  In addition to new originals, Daltrey goes deep with new interpretations of songs by a diverse range of…

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Ozzy Osbourne On What Really Scares Him (Hint: Not Bats)

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

Ozzy Osbourne is known for biting the head off of a bat, but that’s not the creature that strikes fear in the rocker’s soul, he shared in a new interview. His weakness-he says–is not a bat, but a rat. “I tell you what I am scared of… rats. They’ve got so many diseases we don’t have the cure for,” he says. “It’s…

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Statue Honoring the Late John Bonham Unveiled on His Birthday

By Michele Amabile | May 31, 2018

Today would have been the 7oth birthday of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and his hometown is honoring the late drummer with a statue in his honor. The bronze statue–unveiled in Reddittch U.K..–can now be seen in the town center of Mercian Square. Designed by respected British sculptor Mark Richards,  the statue–which shows the man known to rock fans everywhere as…

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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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