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Roger Daltrey Announces Release of ‘The Who’s Tommy Orchestral’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

The Who are set to perform at Madison Square Garden on Monday (May 13), and the set list includes orchestral accompaniments to selections from the band’s 1969 rock opera, Tommy. Who front man Roger Daltrey did his own solo tour in 2018, performing the entire album with an orchestra. On June 14, Daltrey will release a full-length album for fans,…

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Bono Celebrates 59th Birthday as U2 Tops the UK Rich List

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

It’s Bono’s birthday, and the 59-year old U2 front man is celebrating the news that his band is now ranked as the third wealthiest entertainment act in the UK. U2 as a whole have a collective worth of $759 million, reports the Sunday Times. So is the wealthiest? That would be musical theatre auteur Andrew Lloyd Webber, who  has amassed…

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New Video for Tom Petty’s “For Real” a Celebration of His Life, says Daughter (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

Tom Petty’s daughter, Adria, is paying tribute to her late father with a new video celebrating his career. The visually poignant clip accompanies the track, “For Real,” which is included on the new Petty compilation, The Best of Everything. The song sums up how the late singer felt about his life as a musician, and Adria celebrates that life with…

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Billy Joel Celebrates 70 with Special Guest Peter Frampton (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2019

Billy Joel celebrated his 70th birthday with over 20,000 of his closest friends and special guest Peter Frampton, who was on hand to celebrate Wednesday night (May 9) at Madison Square Garden. The pair teamed up for two classics from Frampton Comes Alive–“Baby I Love Your Way” and “Show Me The Way”–before Frampton gave Joel a very special gift–his very…

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Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Slips on Wet Wah-Wah Pedal (video)

By Michele Amabile | May 9, 2019

A rainy night in Milan, Italy gave Metallica fans a scare when guitarist Kirk Hammett slipped and fell onstage mid-solo Wednesday night (May 8). “I slipped on my wet wah pedal,” he wrote on Twitter. “It rained so much I felt like I was playing guitar in the shower.” The incident in question happened as Hammett was jamming his solo…

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Summer of Sorcery, Steve Van Zandt, and Springsteen

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

Summer started a little early with a rock and soul stew at The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, as Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul were joined by Bruce Springsteen Wednesday night (May 8). Springsteen joined his fellow E Streeter for a three-song repeat from this weekend’s surprise set in Los Angeles, performing “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Sun…

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Led Zeppelin Documentary in the Works

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

The history of Led Zeppelin will be told by the band in their own words  as part of a new documentary celebrating its 50th anniversary. The “first of its kind project” will include interviews with Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones with rare archival interviews with the group’s late drummer, John Bonham. The project will be directed by director/writer Bernard…

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Paul McCartney to Receive Award From New York Law School

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2019

Paul McCartney will add another award to his name this month. The former Beatle–who once put out an album, Pipes of Peace–is set to receive the International Advocate for Peace Award May 28 at the commencement ceremony for Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City at Lincoln Center. Paul McCartney Announces ‘New Egypt’ Station Box…

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Don McLean Claps Back at UCLA; Offers ‘Bribe Money’ to ‘Grease the College Wheels’

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2019

Don McLean has been uninvited by the UCLA Student Alumni Association as the recipient of the  2019 George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement. The association rescinded the honor “upon learning that Mr. McLean had previously been convicted of domestic violence charges,” a statement explains. The honor–slated to be awarded May 17 at the Spring Sing event in…

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Meat Loaf Injured in Weekend Fall (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2019

Meat Loaf broke his collarbone after an appearance at the Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Dallas, reports TMZ. Meat Loaf had just wrapped a Q and A session with fans when he tripped on some wires and fell off the stage. He was transported to a nearby hospital and treated overnight. ‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson on Being Meat…

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