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Billy Joel Documentary Wins Big at New York Emmy Awards

By Michele Amabile | December 27, 2018

A film documenting Billy Joel’s unprecedented run of shows at Madison Square Garden was a big winner at the 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards Wednesday night (Dec. 26). The film–New York State of Mind–was released on the MSG Network. It won four awards, including an Emmy for best “Entertainment Program/Special.” New York State of Mind recently won 4 New…

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Bono and The Edge Went Christmas Caroling–We Have Video

By Michele Amabile | December 25, 2018

Fans in Ireland got a special treat with two merry Christmas carolers on Christmas Eve. But these weren’t your ordinary carolers! U2 icons Bono and guitarist The Edge went a-caroling-to bring merriment for a good cause! Bono and The Edge joined Glen Hansard and a number of singers appeared on Grafton Street in Dublin to help raise money for charity…

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Bon Jovi Featured in ‘Bumblebee’ Movie

By Michele Amabile | December 21, 2018

Are you going to see the new Transformers movie, Bumblebee, this weekend? If so, you may hear a few familiar artists in the soundtrack–Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Steve Winwood, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, and Tears for Fears, for starters. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux. The soundtrack is now available! Here is the track list: Here’s the…

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Billy Joel Celebrates With The Rockettes; Announces Another MSG Date

By Michele Amabile | December 20, 2018

Billy Joel celebrated the Christmas season this week in true New York style, first visiting the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and then rocking out a sold out show at Madison Square Garden (Dec. 19). Joel brought his family to a NYC tradition, donning those 3D Santa glasses for the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Joel isn’t done…

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Paul McCartney Drops New Video Featuring Emma Stone (Watch)

By Michele Amabile | December 19, 2018

Paul McCartney has dropped another video from his album, Egypt Station. The new clip, “Who Cares,” features actress Emma Stone, and features an anti-bullying message. “My hope is that if there are kids being bullied—and there are… Maybe by listening to this song and watching this video, they might just think it’s not as bad… that it’s the kind of…

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New Jersey Musician Joins Kansas

By Michele Amabile | December 19, 2018

Congratulations to New Jersey native Tom Brislin, who has announced that he is the new touring keyboardist for the band, Kansas. Brislin—a graduate of Immaculta High School in Somerville–is replacing keyboardist David Manion in the lineup. “It’s an honor to be asked to join a such legendary band as Kansas. Their music has been in the soundtrack to so many…

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Steve Perry Gives Fans a Musical Christmas Gift (Watch Video)

By Michele Amabile | December 18, 2018

Steve Perry is wishing his fans a Merry Christmas with the release of some holiday cheer on his YouTube Channel. Perry-who released his album, Traces, earlier this fall–recorded a version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as a “thank you” to those who supported his return to music. “This has been a big year of firsts for me,” the…

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Bruce Springsteen Celebrates the End of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ with a Shot

By Michele Amabile | December 17, 2018

Bruce Springsteen saluted his crew with a toast and a shot after wrapping his final performance of Springsteen on Broadway. Just after the show, Springsteen walked across the street for an after-party to celebrate the finale of a massive run of 236 shows at The Walter Kerr Theatre. He then climbed on top of the bar to give a toast.…

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr ‘Get Back’ at London Concert

By Michele Amabile | December 17, 2018

Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got back to where they once belonged Sunday night (Dec. 16) at London’s O2 Arena. McCartney first was joined by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood before announcing to the crowd that another special guest was in the house. “I believe we’ve got someone else here who can help us out… ladies and gentlemen……

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Are We Getting a Van Halen Tour in 2019?

By Michele Amabile | December 14, 2018

Is Van Halen readying a 2019 tour?? David Lee Roth dropped into the offices of Vulture to talk about a new business –Ink The Original–a line of skincare products designed to keep tattoos from fading, when he casually let it slip that the band has some plans brewing for next summer to be “playing where the Yankees play.” Wait–what? “When…

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