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Queen Commands the Academy Awards (Video)

By Michele Amabile | February 24, 2019

The 61st Academy Awards started with a bang Sunday  night as Queen + Adam Lambert took the stage for a blazing performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions.” It was a history making appearance, as Queen had the honor of being the first ever rock band to perform at The Oscars. “Welcome to the Oscars,” said…

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New Stevie Nicks Compilation Set for March Release

By Michele Amabile | February 24, 2019

The solo work of Stevie Nicks will be showcased with a new compilation, Stand Back, set for release on March 29–the same day the Fleetwood Mac icon will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. The 18-track greatest hits single CD–which will also be released in digital and streaming versions–features hits–including the title track,…

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Peter Frampton Reveals Rare Muscular Disease; Farewell Tour: ‘For a guitar player, it’s not very good’

By Michele Amabile | February 23, 2019

Peter Frampton has revealed that he is retiring from touring because he is  suffering from a rare, degenerative muscular disease, he revealed on CBS This Morning: Saturday. Frampton has inclusion body myositis, an incurable condition that causes the muscles to weaken, and he is touring now while he can still play, he told host Anthony Mason. He was first diagnosed with…

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Who Wants to Buy Eddie Van Halen Sneakers?

By Michele Amabile | February 23, 2019

Eddie Van Halen is introducing a new pair of high-top sneakers in celebration of the 41st anniversary of debut of Van Halen–the band. The sneakers, which retail at $64.78–is a classic black 1978 High Top with a white rubber sole, decorated with a pic of Eddie playing guitar during Van Halen’s ’78 tour on the outer side. Eddie Van Halen Unveils ‘Eruption’…

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Introducing: The Billy Idol Funko Doll

By Michele Amabile | February 23, 2019

Billy Idol fans, check this out if you are looking for something you can pick up for the office desk! Billy Idol Announces Red Bank Concert Date at the Count Basie Theatre Idol–who is set to appear at the Hackensack Meredian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on April 4–is getting his very own Pop Funko…

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Peter Frampton Announces Farewell Tour, NYC Date, CBS Interview

By Michele Amabile | February 22, 2019

Peter Frampton is saying farewell to the road with the announcement of what will be his final tour. The trek–which includes a stop at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 13 and The Met in Philadelphia on July 10– kicks off June 18 in Tulsa, Okla. Frampton will be joined by opening band Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Frampton’s son, Julian,   will appear…

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Beatles Wrap-Up: The White Album Certified 24x Platinum; Yoko Ono Announces Box Set, Documentary

By Michele Amabile | February 22, 2019

The Beatles have reached another sky-high milestone, as The White Album is now certified 24-times platinum by the Recording Industry of Association of the highest selling albums in history. The White Album–which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018–is now in fourth place, just behind The Eagles‘ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 compilation with 38 million, Michael Jackson‘s Thriller with 33 million and The Eagles’ Hotel California with 26 million.…

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Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania (Video)

By Michele Amabile | February 21, 2019

Just call his Dr. Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi will be awarded an “Honorary Doctor of Music” at the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement ceremony this May. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee–a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and recipient of American Music and Golden Globe Awards for his original music and Chairman of the Jon Bon…

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Watch the First Trailer for the Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | February 21, 2019

The first trailer for the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, was revealed this morning (Feb. 21). The film, set for release on May 31, explores the early career and story of John, including his early decision to change his name, partnership with Bernie Taupin, and struggles with addiction and sexual identity in the ’70s. “So how does a fat boy from…

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Billy Joel Announces Show Number 68 at Madison Square Garden

By Michele Amabile | February 21, 2019

If you haven’t been to any of Billy Joel’s history making run of shows at Madison Square Garden, you have another opportunity in September! Joel has added an unprecedented 68th consecutive show at The Garden on Sept. 27, he announced today. The show will be his 114th career lifetime show at MSG. Billy Joel Announces Philadelphia Concert Date in May In…

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