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Shine On: Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Awarded CBE in London (Video)

By Michele Amabile | May 4, 2019

Pink Floyd founder Nick Mason is now officially a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The drummer-who recently hit the road celebrating the music of “A Saucerful of Secrets”– was awarded a CBE on May 2 at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, presented Mason with the honor. Nicholas Mason, the…

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The Bitch is Back: Elton John Calls Billy Joel ‘Lazy’

By Michele Amabile | May 3, 2019

Elton John has never been one to mince words, and he isn’t about to soften up any time soon. Asked about Billy Joel’s comments last year that he is “dragging down” his own legacy by releasing new albums, Elton simply scoffed. “Well actually, he hasn’t made anything since 1993 because he can’t,” he tells the UK newspaper, The Sun. “I…

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‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson on Being Meat Loaf, Touring with KISS, and Hanging out Backstage with Queen and Adam Lambert

By Michele Amabile | May 3, 2019

When Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner American Idol for its 13th season in 2014, he lived out a rock and roll dream joining KISS for the finale. A few years later, he went out on the road to open for the band, and joined several tours with legends like Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  On the…

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Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Named Head of Fulfill

By Michele Amabile | May 3, 2019

*Story  by Dianne DeOliveira Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a Monmouth County resident for nearly 30 years, will begin serving as the new President and CEO of Fulfill on Monday (May 6), formerly known as the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the agency announced Friday. “As Fulfill’s CEO, I plan to bring a voice to the growing number of…

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ZZ Top is ‘Goin’ 50′

By Michele Amabile | May 2, 2019

ZZ Top is celebrating 50 years of rocking with a new compilation, Goin’ 50, slated for release on August 16. The record will feature–you guessed it–50 tracks culled from five decades, including: “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Legs,” “Sleeping Bag” and “Rough Boy.” Live tracks and covers will…

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Pet Adoption Day Planned for Holmdel

By Michele Amabile | May 2, 2019

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate office in Holmdel is teaming with five pet rescue organizations this Saturday  (May 4) to host a pet adoption day. Up to 20 dogs will be available to their new “fur-ever homes!’,” the company announced.  This event is part of the statewide Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Day event. The five participating rescue…

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No Woodstock 50? No Problem! American Idol Celebrates Woodstock This Sunday

By Michele Amabile | May 2, 2019

As the saga of Woodstock 50 continues to unfold, American Idol is pressing on with its own celebration of the 1969 festival on Sunday night’s (May 5) episode on ABC. The Top 6 will perform “Songs Performed at Woodstock,” as well as “shop stoppers.” The question is: which songs will be performed? Our money is on Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis…

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Steve Van Zandt Releases New Song Ahead of ‘Summer of Sorcery’ Album (Listen)

By Michele Amabile | May 2, 2019

Just one day before the release of E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt releases Summer of Sorcery with his band, The Disciples of Soul, he is gifting fans with a preview of a new, soul drenched song, “Love Again.” “That’s one of my two Sam Cooke tributes on the album,” Little Steven said of the song, which features big horns…

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Jersey Devil and Fable Festival Coming to Asbury Park This Saturday

By Michele Amabile | May 1, 2019

Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than in Asbury Park with the second annual Jersey Devil and Fable Festival–Walpurshinacht. What is Walpurshinacht, you ask? It’s the traditional celebration of the return of spring, when the spirits of the earth and forest have their last hurrah and the seasons change to light again, according to folklore.…

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Van Halen ‘Lost Weekend’ Documentary Screens at Tribeca

By Michele Amabile | May 1, 2019

Remember back in the day when MTV had contests? In 1984, the video music network gave away what was billed as a “Lost Weekend” with Van Halen. “Destination unknown,” says front man David Lee Roth in a vintage clip from the contest, first broadcast on the channel. “You will have no idea where you are. You will have no idea…

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