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Former Judas Priest Guitarist Announces New Memoir

By Michele Amabile | July 3, 2018

Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing retired from the band in 2011, but clearly didn’t use the years afterward to kick back and relax. Downing is set to release a new memoir, Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest, on Sept. 18. The book is co-authored by Mark Eglinton. In the book, Downing will invite readers to explore his impoverished…

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Paul McCartney Announces New Tour Dates

By Michele Amabile | July 3, 2018

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Paul McCartney’s forthcoming new album, Egypt Station, comes exciting new details of Sir Paul’s “Freshen Up” 2018 World Tour. Four confirmed dates were announced this morning  (July 3), marking Paul’s first series of live dates since the ‘One On One’ tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016…

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Rob Acampora Presents: The “Heat” List–Songs For Our Summer Heat Wave!

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

So it’s finally happened!  We have hit July and the Heat has settled in!  3 straight days in the 90s, and the rest of this holiday week should stay in the low to mid 80s! Appropriately The List–courtesy of our very own Rob Acampora of the Rob and Wendy morning show– is back with songs that will bring the Heat…

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Gretsch Guitars Introducing Special Malcolm Young Guitar

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

Gretsch guitars will pay tribute to the late Malcolm Young of AC/DC with the introduction of  his own signature model, the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet. Priced at $3, 749, the G6131-MY pays homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet, which was nicknamed “The Beast.” Young customized the instrument himself by removing two of the three pickups and stripping away the…

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Concert Special Set for Showtime Debut

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

DVR alert: Jeff Lynne’s ELO will be featured in the Showtime debut of the concert film, Wembley or Bust, on July 27. The film includes interviews with Lynne and the band, as well as a packed setlist that includes: “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Turn to Stone,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and “Mr. Blue…

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Eddie Van Halen Unveils ‘Eruption’ Guitar Line

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

Guitar enthusiasts have plenty to celebrate this week with the announcement of the all-new line of the Eddie Van Halen 40th Anniversary “Eruption” guitars. Just announced for sale on Van Halen’s web page include the  Super ’78 — limited to only 8 pieces; the ’78 Eruption Relic — limited to only 30 guitars; and the ’78 Eruption — limited to only 40 pieces. Want…

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Watch CCR’s New Video For “Fortunate Son”

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

In celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revivial’s 50th anniversary, the band has released a video for one of their most potent songs: “Fortunate Son.” The video for the 1969 protest anthem, directed by John Fee, features footage of people of different ethnicities, cultures and ages dancing, driving their vehicles, working and enjoying recreational activities in various locations across the country. For…

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How Did This Piece of Bon Jovi History Make it Into The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino?

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino celebrated its grand opening in Atlantic City on Thursday (June 28), and it was a sight to behold for rock and roll fans seeking out up close views of rare rock and roll memorabilia: from The Beatles stage clothing, to Bob Dylan’s guitar, David Bowie‘s fashions, Bruce Springsteen’s denim jacket or a guitar used…

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The Doors Announce ‘Waiting For The Sun” Deluxe Edition

By Michele Amabile | June 27, 2018

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Waiting for The Sun, The Doors have announced a special deluxe edition, which arrives Sept. 14. “The 5oth Anniversary Deluxe Edition” will be available with remastered audio, a disc of previously unreleased rough mixes of tracks from the sessions, plus five live songs from the Doors’ performance in Copenhagen in…

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Robert Plant Releases New Video

By Michele Amabile | June 27, 2018

Robert Plant has released a new video for the song, “New World.” The song is on Plant’s latest album with The Sensational Space Shifters, Carry Fire. The clip, available on  Fairey’s Obey Giant YouTube channel features images of Native Americans and the songs lyrics. The video also spotlights  images created by Fairey and artist Ernesto Yerena many of which were inspired by the photos of Aaron Huey,…

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