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Power Outage Puts Doesn’t Put a Damper on Bruce Springsteen at Wonder Bar

Bruce Springsteen really was “Dancing in the Dark” today (April 15), when torrential rains caused a power outage at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Springsteen was there to celebrate his mother, Adele, on her 92nd birthday. He was there to see the Eddie Testa Band, and it is speculated that he was going to…

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Governor Phil Murphy Declares Today as ‘Bon Jovi Day’ in New Jersey

As Bon Jovi is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, Governor Phil Murphy has declared that today (April 14) is Bon Jovi Day in New Jersey. The announcement was made on Friday night at a private event at the the historic 925 Building. It was a surprise for the…

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Weezer Bassist Scott Shriner to Join The Cars at RRHOF

The Cars have found a bassist to fill in for the late Benjamin Orr at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (April 14): Scott Shriner of Weezer. The honor is a big one for the Toledo, Ohio native, who will take the stage in Cleveland for the big night. “There…

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Dire Straits Will Not Perform at RRHOF, says Bassist John Illsley

Dire Straits fans expecting an acoustic performance of “Telegraph Road” at this weekend’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, take note: it was a joke. Speaking to Billboard prior to this Saturday’s (April 14) induction ceremony, bassist John Illsley shed light on keyboardist Alan Clark’s revelation that the band–including keyboardist Guy Fletcher–were planning to…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Unveil New Exhibit

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio is only two nights away, and the Hall is celebrating Friday (April 13) with the unveiling of a brand new interactive exhibit, The Hall of Fame Experience. The new exhibit will inhabit an entire floor at the hall, and will feature new interactive…

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Eddie Money Talks “Real Money” With Michele Amabile

With 40 years in the music business, Eddie Money has some tales to tell–including that time he got booted from touring with The Rolling Stones. “We didn’t finish up The Stones tour because we were getting too many encores,” Money tells Michele Amabile, who is on the air every day from 9 a.m. to 3…

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ZZ Top Announces Vinyl Box Set

Record Store Day may be this month, but ZZ Top will celebrate this June with the release of more vinyl goodies. The band –which released Cinco: The First Five LPS last spring–set to issue a follow-up collection, Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs, which gathers together remastered vinyl editions of the five albums that the…

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Billy Joel to Rock Daughter Alexa’s Wedding

Most wedding planners will tell you the most memorable part of a wedding is the food and the entertainment. That is why Alexa Ray Joel has everyone else’s wedding band trumped: her father, Billy Joel, is he expected piano man for the job. “I’ve never known of a wedding he didn’t perform at,” Joel’s ex-wife, …

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Elton John Special Airs Tonight on CBS

Elton John will be celebrated tonight on CBS with the broadcast of a star-studded tribute: Elton John: I’m Still Standing–A GRAMMY Salute. Filmed at Madison Square Garden, the songs are featured in the two tribute records released last Friday: Revamp and Restoration. “For all these artists to have come together and voluntarily agreed to do…

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Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way; Departs Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham is out of the band, according to a new report by Variety. Buckingham will be replaced by Mike Campbell (lead guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn, frontman for Crowded House. Both will join the band for the forthcoming tour, with dates soon to…

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