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Phil Collins Reveals Origin of Early Drum Sound in New Interview

By Michele Amabile | August 13, 2018

Just how did Phil Collins come out with that big drum sound he is known for? In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Phil gives all the credit to former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel. Phil says the drum sound materialized in a recording session for “Intruder.” Gabriel nixed the idea of having cymbals on the track, as he wanted the…

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Announces Bob Dylan Tour Stop

By Michele Amabile | August 13, 2018

Mark your calendars! The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City will present an evening with Bob Dylan on Nov. 17. Dylan recently released the set, “Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances from The Copyright Collections,” digitally and on CD through Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. The album features recordings from the artist’s coffeehouse era (Gerde’s Folk City, 1962), his 1963 breakout…

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Paul McCartney Surprises Fans at Capitol Records Event

By Michele Amabile | August 9, 2018

Paul McCartney was a surprise guest in Los Angeles Wednesday (Aug. 8) at Capitol Music Group’s fifth annual Capitol Congress at the Hollywood Arclight theater, Variety reports. During the event–which kicked off with opening remarks by Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO Sir Lucian Grainge–the former Beatles icon made an appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. He  subsequently presented with the Capitol Icon Award by…

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Stevie Nicks Coming Back to ‘American Horror Story’

By Michele Amabile | August 7, 2018

Stevie Nicks will appear in the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter. Nicks–who portrayed The White Witch in the “Coven” season–will join Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, and Frances Conroy. Season 8 will be a crossover between the “American Horror Story” seasons “Murder House” and “Coven,” which were the first and third…

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Nick Mason Pink Floyd Super Group Coming to the U.S.?

By Michele Amabile | August 7, 2018

Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is contemplating a U.S. tour with his super group, Saucerful of Secrets, he tells Billboard. “What I underestimated was the enthusiasm, not of the audience, but of the band,” Mason tells Billboard. “Pink Floyd was always enthusiastic, but not like this lot is now. Everyone wants to do everything: ‘We want to go to America.’…

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Watch Drunken Jimmy Fallon Butcher Guns N’ Roses

By Michele Amabile | August 7, 2018

Jimmy Fallon wasn’t feeling an ounce of pain while out partying in the Hamptons. Fallon and his wife, Nancy, were out at The Palm when the completely sloshed late night talk show host decided to belt out an a capella version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with other patrons. The NBC talk show host attempted the Guns N’ Roses ballad,…

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US Festival Documentary Featuring Tom Petty, The Cars, The Police Set For August Release

By Michele Amabile | August 7, 2018

It was 36 years ago when the Apple computer founder Steve Wozniak presented the three-day Us Festival on Labor Day weekend at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. 400,000 concert enthusiasts came out to rock out to sets by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, The B-52s, The Cars, The Talking Heads and The Ramones from September 3-5. For those of us on…

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Foreigner Announces Reunion Show at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

By Michele Amabile | August 6, 2018

Foreigner will play four reunion shows with original singer Lou Gramm, and in a stroke of good fortune one of those dates will be right here in The Garden State. The band will perform what they are billing as a special celebration at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Nov. 30. The lineup –dubbed “Double Vision:…

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Ann Wilson on Heart Break: ‘There’s No Feud”

By Michele Amabile | August 6, 2018

Fans of Heart can see the Wilson sisters this Sunday (Aug 12) in two separate locations–Ann at the PNC Bank Arts Center and Nancy at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania. But make no mistake–the two sisters may be touring separately, but there is no beef, says Ann. “Contrary to urban myth there’s no feud between Nancy and I,” she tells Billboard. “We’re…

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Aerosmith Announces Today Show Appearance

By Michele Amabile | July 31, 2018

Get ready to call out of work on August 15, as Aerosmith will be rocking the Big Apple live on NBC’s Today Show. The band will be playing in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza as part of the morning program’s Summer Concert Series. Tickets are free, but you have to arrive at the show by at least 5 a.m. that…

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