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Bruce Springsteen Skips Sundance Premiere of ‘Blinded By the Light’

By Michele Amabile | January 28, 2019

Bruce Springsteen was a no-show at the premiere of the film based on his music, “Blinded By the Light.” The film, directed by Gurinder Chadha, focuses on a Pakistani teenager who is inspired to become a writer after discovering the music of Springsteen. The screening took place Sunday night (Jan. 27) at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. “The reason…

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Whitesnake Announces 35th Anniversary Box Set

By Michele Amabile | January 26, 2019

Whitesnake will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its 1984 album, “Slide It In” with a super deluxe mondo box set. The 6-CD and 1-DVD package has newly remastered versions of both the U.S. and UK mixes of the album which were quite different, along with B-sides and live material. The set also includes extra goodies:  unreleased live versions of songs,…

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Pete Townshend Dishes Details of New Who Album; Shares YouTube Video

By Michele Amabile | January 25, 2019

Pete Townshend is revealing a few details about the forthcoming new Who album. One track–he said–features British guitarist Gordan Giltrap and is  “a Spanish-style song…about a fabulous girl from the past.” Townshend says that Giltrap–a cancer survivor–is “a beacon of light, and of course a brilliant player. “We each claim to have influenced each other over the years,” he added.…

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Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and Jackson Browne to be Inducted in Grammy Hall of Fame

By Michele Amabile | January 24, 2019

The Grammy Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2019 inductees, and it includes songs by Aerosmith, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne. Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever, and Jackson Browne’s self-titled album will be honored by the academy in its continuing “commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings.” The Grammy Hall of Fame is proud…

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Here is a First Look at Paul McCartney’s New Children’s Book

By Michele Amabile | January 24, 2019

Paul McCartney is giving fans a first look at the art work for his children’s book, “Hey, Grandude”  which is out later this year. “I’m excited to share the cover of my new children’s book ‘Hey Grandude!’ which will be out later this year,” the former Beatle explains in a message posted to his official website. “I’ve worked on this with…

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Colts Neck Resident to Star in ‘Investigation Discovery’ Episode

By Michele Amabile | January 23, 2019

Colts Neck High School graduate Johnny Kavanagh is set to make his small screen debut tomorrow night (Jan. 24) on Investigation Discovery, Kavanagh, who studied acting at Montclair University, will portray murdered bartender Robbie Schmidt in the series, Winter’s Bone: Dead of Winter. The episode centers around the mystery of what happened to Schmidt on a wintry night in Bristol,…

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Jimmy Page Announces Amp Replica to be Debuted at NAMM

By Michele Amabile | January 23, 2019

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s debut album, Jimmy Page is creating a replica of an amplifier that will faithfully reproduce that iconic sound. A limited-edition run of 50 of the hand-built amps–dubbed The Sundragon– will be produced this year.  Each amp will be autographed by Page himself. Page’s original amplifier was damaged after it fell out…

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Green Day to Put Gear Up for Sale on Reverb

By Michele Amabile | January 23, 2019

Green Day is having a fire sale on their Dookie gear. The band is putting over 100 pieces memorabilia–including instruments and amplifiers– are up for sale on Reverb.com, starting on February 7th. Included in the sale are 50 personal guitars from Billie Joe Armstrong and five drum sets from Tre Cool. Also up for grabs- Armstrong’s first guitar ever, a Harmony Stella Parlor acoustic, along…

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Metallica Congratulates Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera on Baseball Hall of Fame Induction

By Michele Amabile | January 23, 2019

Metallica took to social media to congratulate legendary Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera on his unanimous election into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Major League Baseball Cut 4 website. “We, Metallica, took a vote here, and it’s unanimous,” said singer James Hetfield. “Congratulations from the entire Metallica family, Mariano, on your induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.”…

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Foreigner Seeks Actual ‘Jukebox Hero’ For Contest

By Michele Amabile | January 23, 2019

Foreigner is looking to solve a mystery–what ever happened to the kid that influenced the song, “Jukebox Hero” after all of these years? While Mick Jones and the band ponders that question–the group is launching a contest looking for an actual hero as part of a contest coinciding with the forthcoming premiere date of their new show: Jukebox Hero: The…

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