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Fleetwood Mac Honors Tom Petty in Encore (Video)

By Michele Amabile | October 5, 2018

Fleetwood Mac kicked off their North American Tour with a tribute to the late Tom Petty at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday night (Oct. 3). The new lineup features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks with  two new members – former Split Enz/Crowded House guitarist-vocalist Neil Finn and Heartbreakers’ guitarist Mike Campbell – who replaced longtime…

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Box Set Due in November

By Michele Amabile | October 5, 2018

Here’s another addition to your sonic holiday shopping list! A  deluxe box set celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival— The Studio Albums Collection–is set for release on November 30. The set will include all seven studio records released by the California quartet: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo’s Factory, Pendulum and Mardi Gras. Each record was remastered at half-speed in the historic Abbey Road…

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The Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Others Announced for 2019 Rock in Rio Festival

By Michele Amabile | October 4, 2018

Rock in Rio is going to rock like a hurricane, as German monoliths The Scorpions have been added to an all-metal bill. The lineup includes headliners Iron Maiden,  Megadeth and Sepultura, and will be streamed live from the festival’s World Stage in Brazil,   October 4, 2019. Roberto Medina, Rock in Rio president, says announcing all the World Stage bands for the…

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Paul McCartney and Emma Stone Pair Up for New Video

By Michele Amabile | October 4, 2018

Paul McCartney has even more in the works, and Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone is part of the plan. Stone will appear in an upcoming music video for a song from his recently released studio album, Egypt Station. The ex-Beatles star announced the news today (Oct. 4) in a post on his Twitter feed.  The cat was accidentally let out of the bag in a video clip…

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Rolling Stones to Release 50th Anniversary Reissues

By Michele Amabile | October 3, 2018

The 50th anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones incredible year of 1968 is getting underway with three deluxe reissues courtesy of Abkco Records. The label-which curates the Stones early material–will release  a remastered and repackaged vinyl release of  Beggars Banquet; a restored version of Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil film (which documents the Stones recording the titular song); and, early…

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Jimy Bleu of Kiss the Sky: Ultimate Hendrix Tribute to Salute 50 Years of Jimi Hendrix at Monmouth University; Listen to Interview with Michele Amabile

By Michele Amabile | October 2, 2018

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University is set to present an exclusive area appearance by the touring concert experience Kiss the Sky: Ultimate Hendrix Tribute, with special guests Heavy Cream on Oct. 13, and 1071 The Boss has all the details! It’s the inaugural appearance at the Pollak Theatre for Kiss the Sky (KTS), the acclaimed band fronted by left handed guitarist and vocalist Jimy Bleu —…

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Remembering Tom Petty: Watch New Video from ‘An American Treasure’

By Michele Amabile | October 2, 2018

One year ago today (Oct. 2), the world lost Tom Petty, who passed away of an accidental overdose of pain medication at age 66. To mark the one-year anniversary, a new video for one of the expansive 60 tracks included on the new box set, An American Treasure, has premiered on the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s official YouTube channel.…

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Watch the Trailer for Elton John Film ‘Rocketman’

By Michele Amabile | October 1, 2018

Paramount Pictures debuted a first  look at the trailer Rocketman, the  fantasy film based on Elton John. The clip features star Taron Egerton decked out in all his Captain Fantastic glory, as “Bennie and the Jets” plays in the background. “There are moments in a rockstar’s life that define who he is,” star Egerton says in the clip. “It’s going…

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Watch Bruce Springsteen with Social Distortion at Sea. Hear. Now. Festival

By Michele Amabile | September 30, 2018

Bruce Springsteen christened the inaugural launch of Asbury Park’s Sea. Hear. Now Festival by joining Social Distortion on stage Sunday night (Sept. 30). Springsteen was introduced by singer Mike Ness, who promised he would do a song “or two.” Those two songs stretched to three–including “Bad Luck,” “Misery Loves Company” and “Ring of Fire.” This isn’t the first time Ness…

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Paul McCartney Announces Children’s Picture Book: ‘Hey Grandude!’

By Michele Amabile | September 28, 2018

As if putting out a new album, announcing a new tour, and doing a flurry of press appearances wasn’t enough, now Sir Paul McCartney is adding author to his list of 2018 accomplishments. The Beatle icon is set to publish his first children’s book, titled Hey Grandude!. The savvy 76-year old took to Twitter to tell fans all about it…

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