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Elton John Working on New Musical Based on ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

By Michele Amabile | March 13, 2019

Elton John is bringing Miranda Priestley to Broadway with a musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro will direct the show, which is based on the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.  Elton is writing the music for the production, with book and lyrics penned by composer Shaina Taub. Watch the First Trailer for the Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’…

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Queen’s Brian May, Trent Reznor, Harry Styles, Duran Duran Announced as Presenters at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

By Michele Amabile | March 13, 2019

It’s Official: Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Queen guitarist Dr. Brian May. Def Lep guitarists Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen already dropped hints that May was the one to do the honors at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, which will take place March 29 at the Barclays Center…

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Rod Stewart Announces New Las Vegas Residency Dates

By Michele Amabile | March 12, 2019

Rod the Mod is going back to Las Vegas. Rod Stewart will return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for another run of  residency show Rod Stewart: The Hits starting September 18 for eight performances only. Def Leppard Announces Las Vegas Residency These shows will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s only U.S. concerts of 2019. They include: September: 18, 20, 21, 24,…

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Clarence Clemons Film to Premiere at Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

By Michele Amabile | March 12, 2019

The Big Man, the late Clarence Clemons, will be front and center with the film premiere of Clarence Clemons: Who Do You Think I Am?, at the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF), taking place from April 25-28 in Asbury Park. Directed by Nick Mead, the film highlights Clemons’ life as a musician with interviews conducted with President Bill Clinton and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. A Q…

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Steve Perry, Paul Stanley, Foreigner Featured on New Season of ‘The Big Interview’

By Michele Amabile | March 12, 2019

AXS TV has revealed the new lineup of rock stars scheduled for The Big Interview, hosted by Dan Rather. The show–which premieres on the music intensive channel April 16-will feature interviews with former Journey front man Steve Perry, Foreigner members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm,  KISS singer Paul Stanley, REO Speedwagon and Boz Scaggs. Perry kicks off the season with a deep dive into his career…

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Could a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Be in the Works?

By Michele Amabile | March 11, 2019

Is there going to be a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody in the future? According to Rudi Dolezal — who directed videos for Queen, and became close with Freddie Mercury during his life — that Brian May is seriously considering it, according to a recent interview in Page Six. “I’m sure he plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid.” Dolezal added…

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Pat Benatar and Neal Giraldo Tapped as ‘American Idol’ Mentors

By Michele Amabile | March 11, 2019

FINALLY! After all of these years, Pat Benatar will make an appearance as a mentor on American Idol! Benatar will be joined by her musical soulmate and guitarist extraordinaire Neal Giraldo on the April 7 episode of the ABC singing program. Benatar and Giraldo are currently touring in celebration of making music for 40 years. American Idol will continue auditions…

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‘Space Ace’ Frehley Orbiting Starland Ballroom in June

By Michele Amabile | March 11, 2019

The Space Ace is landing at the Starland Ballroom! Ace Frehley–the original lead guitarist for KISS–will launch the summer concert season at Starland Ballroom on June 30. Frehley is on the road promoting his latest solo album, Spaceman.  Not only did Frehley play all of the guitar parts on Spaceman , he also busted out the bass bass on all but two songs.…

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Bon Jovi Recording New Record in Nashville (Video)

By Michele Amabile | March 11, 2019

Bon Jovi are in the studio recording the follow-up their No. 1 2016 album, This House is Not For Sale. The band–Jon Bon Jovi, Tico Torres, David Bryan, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald are currently working at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios. a 100-year old Gothic church,  according to the band’s Instagram story. “Day one, song one,” said Jon Bon Jovi…

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Steve Van Zandt to Usher in a “Summer of Sorcery’: New Album, Album Release in Asbury Park AND a Hologram: Bring It! (Hear New Song Below)

By Michele Amabile | March 8, 2019

Who knew E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt was a wizard in his spare time? The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will appear through a little black magic as a hologram at Newark International Airport on April 1, according to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The hologram will be seen in all its glory in the hall’s…

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