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Mark Knopfler Announces Solo Tour

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

Mark Knopfler may have made himself unavailable to perform when Dire Straits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past April, but in 2019 he will be fully accessible on a new solo tour that will include a stop in New York City. The ex-Dire Straits frontman is hitting the road for a nearly two month tour to…

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ELO Announces New Jersey Tour Date

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

Jeff Lynne‘s relaunched incarnation of Electric Light Orchestra is set to tour in 2019–with a date scheduled for New Jersey! The band will return to The Garden State on July 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark! The band will also appear July 13 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The 20-date road trip gets underway on June 20 in…

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Neil Young Announces Live Acoustic Album from Archives Collection

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

Neil Young will release a new acoustic live album, as part of his archives collection. Songs for Judy, a collection of 22 songs compiled by Joel Bernstein and Cameron Crow, includes songs from Neil’s 1976 tour of the United States. The record will be available in  Hi-Rez Streaming, CD and all other streaming services on November 30th. It will also be…

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Steely Dan Co-Founder Walter Becker to be Honored in Queens

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

The late Walter Becker of Steely Dan will have a street dedicated in his memory with a  noon ceremony planned for this Sunday (Oct. 28). The Steely Dan co-founder and Queens native will be honored with the christening of a Forest Hills street in his name. Fans from around the country and across the globe are expected at the event…

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Billy Idol Sued For Blowing Off Fan in Vegas: For Real

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

In the midnight hour, Billy Idol left a fan in a lurch–or so says a jilted woman suing him for allegedly standing her up. According to TMZ, a fan, Juliana Berg, claims to have been invited by Idol to a meet and greet with the promise of an after hours hotel rendezvous in Las Vegas. When things didn’t get hot…

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Journey, Def Leppard, Top Hot Tours on Billboard List

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

Who says rock is dead? Not if Def Leppard and Journey can help it! The final leg of their North American tour topped Billboard’s hot tour list, coming in at No. 2 (behind Keith Urban) and earning a whopping 17.5 million! The enitre tour wrapped  with $97.1 million from 1,003,198 tickets sold, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The trek’s…

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Tom Petty Honored with Park Dedication

By Michele Amabile | October 22, 2018

A park dedicated to the late Tom Petty was celebrated this weekend in his hometown of Gainseville, Florida. Tom Petty Park is situated in what was called Northeast Park. Tom’s daughter Adria and his brother Bruce spoke at the renaming ceremony. “I played in this park and Tom played in this park when we were kids and after this, my…

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Paul McCartney Announces Reissues for Wings ‘Wild Life’; ‘Red Rose Speedway’

By Michele Amabile | October 19, 2018

Paul McCartney is releasing the newest installments from his Archive Collection, including Wings LPs 1971’s Wild Life and 1973’s Red Rose Speedway. Both reissues arrive December 7th. The four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of  the debut record, Wild Life,  features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings…

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Bruce Springsteen Contributes to New Anthology

By Michele Amabile | October 19, 2018

A new song by Bruce Springsteen will be included in the release of Roots and Branches, a three-CD anthology celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Appleseed Recording label. The record is out today (Oct. 19) Springsteen’s new recording will be “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” the folk classic co-written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949. Springsteen…

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David Bowie Would Have Never Gotten a Golden Ticket on ‘American Idol’

By Michele Amabile | October 17, 2018

A new documentary, David Bowie: The First Five Years, will be shown on the BBC in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity”. It features a clip of Phil Lancaster reading an audition report for Bowie’s first band–The Lower Third–and it isn’t pretty.  Then known as Davy Jones (not to be confused with The Monkees icon), one judge took…

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