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Rock Camp Movie in the Works

By Michele Amabile | July 5, 2018

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to take guitar lessons from Joe Perry or Nancy Wilson? A forthcoming film will show you those experiences up close and personal in the movie: Living After Midnight: The Story of Rock Camp. Produced by Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp founder David Fishof, the movie includes interviews with The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith‘s  Perry, Alice…

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Report: Meat Loaf Taps American Idol Caleb Johnson for New Show

By Michele Amabile | July 5, 2018

When Caleb Johnson competed on American Idol, the Season 13 winner was often compared to superstar rocker Meat Loaf. Now comes word that Johnson, 27,will be stepping into the Texas titan’s shoes in a new tour, “Back Out of Hell.” The show will feature Meat Loaf himself, talking about his iconic songs and telling tales of how they came to…

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist Announces New Memoir

By Michele Amabile | July 3, 2018

Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing retired from the band in 2011, but clearly didn’t use the years afterward to kick back and relax. Downing is set to release a new memoir, Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest, on Sept. 18. The book is co-authored by Mark Eglinton. In the book, Downing will invite readers to explore his impoverished…

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Paul McCartney Announces New Tour Dates

By Michele Amabile | July 3, 2018

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Paul McCartney’s forthcoming new album, Egypt Station, comes exciting new details of Sir Paul’s “Freshen Up” 2018 World Tour. Four confirmed dates were announced this morning  (July 3), marking Paul’s first series of live dates since the ‘One On One’ tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016…

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Rob Acampora Presents: The “Heat” List–Songs For Our Summer Heat Wave!

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

So it’s finally happened!  We have hit July and the Heat has settled in!  3 straight days in the 90s, and the rest of this holiday week should stay in the low to mid 80s! Appropriately The List–courtesy of our very own Rob Acampora of the Rob and Wendy morning show– is back with songs that will bring the Heat…

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Gretsch Guitars Introducing Special Malcolm Young Guitar

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

Gretsch guitars will pay tribute to the late Malcolm Young of AC/DC with the introduction of  his own signature model, the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet. Priced at $3, 749, the G6131-MY pays homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet, which was nicknamed “The Beast.” Young customized the instrument himself by removing two of the three pickups and stripping away the…

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Concert Special Set for Showtime Debut

By Michele Amabile | July 2, 2018

DVR alert: Jeff Lynne’s ELO will be featured in the Showtime debut of the concert film, Wembley or Bust, on July 27. The film includes interviews with Lynne and the band, as well as a packed setlist that includes: “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Turn to Stone,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and “Mr. Blue…

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Eddie Van Halen Unveils ‘Eruption’ Guitar Line

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

Guitar enthusiasts have plenty to celebrate this week with the announcement of the all-new line of the Eddie Van Halen 40th Anniversary “Eruption” guitars. Just announced for sale on Van Halen’s web page include the  Super ’78 — limited to only 8 pieces; the ’78 Eruption Relic — limited to only 30 guitars; and the ’78 Eruption — limited to only 40 pieces. Want…

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Watch CCR’s New Video For “Fortunate Son”

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

In celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revivial’s 50th anniversary, the band has released a video for one of their most potent songs: “Fortunate Son.” The video for the 1969 protest anthem, directed by John Fee, features footage of people of different ethnicities, cultures and ages dancing, driving their vehicles, working and enjoying recreational activities in various locations across the country. For…

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How Did This Piece of Bon Jovi History Make it Into The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino?

By Michele Amabile | June 29, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino celebrated its grand opening in Atlantic City on Thursday (June 28), and it was a sight to behold for rock and roll fans seeking out up close views of rare rock and roll memorabilia: from The Beatles stage clothing, to Bob Dylan’s guitar, David Bowie‘s fashions, Bruce Springsteen’s denim jacket or a guitar used…

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