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Happy 40th Anniversary to The Cars

By Michele Amabile | June 6, 2018

Today (June 6) marks the 4oth anniversary of The Cars self-titled debut album . Released on June 6, 1978 on Elektra Records, the album featured the three charting singles “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and “Good Times Roll,” as well as several album-oriented rock radio hits. The record was a major success for the band, remaining on the charts for 139 weeks. It has…

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Bruce Springsteen to Perform at The Tony Awards

By Michele Amabile | June 6, 2018

It’s official! Bruce Springsteen will perform this Sunday (June 10) at the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Tony Awards®,  live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In addition to his performance, Springsteen will receive a Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, a once-in-a-lifetime theatre going experience for the Broadway stage, allowing fans an intimate…

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Billy Joel Tapped as Presenter at Tony Awards

By Michele Amabile | June 5, 2018

Billy Joel will be one of the presenters at this Sunday night’s June 10 Tony Awards telecast, it was announced today. Joel–who won the Tony for Best Orchestrations for Movin’ Out, the hit Broadway musical based on his songs, in 2003-joins a list of presenters that includes Robert De Niro, Katharine McPhee, Jim Parsons, Patti LuPone, Kerry Washington, Jeff Daniels, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Christine Baranks. Bruce Springsteen to Play…

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Former Supertramp Singer Hitting the Road

By Michele Amabile | June 5, 2018

Former Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson will kick off a lengthy 2018 tour with a North American summer leg that gets underway July 13 in Philadelphia. Hodgson–who wrote and sang such classic Supertramp tunes as “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Take the Long Way Home” and “Breakfast in America”–will also tour Europe. His North American summer itinerary includes the July 13 show at SugarHouse Casino…

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Bruce Springsteen to Play at the Asbury Lanes

By Michele Amabile | June 4, 2018

Bruce Springsteen is set to christen the grand reopening of The Asbury Lanes on June 18, according to a report in Rolling Stone. Springsteen will join Portugal, the Man and the Tangiers Blues Band (featuring photographer Danny Clinch) for a very special event with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County. To obtain tickets, fans can enter an…

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Watch Billy Joel and His Daughter, Alexa, Duet at MSG

By Michele Amabile | June 4, 2018

Billy Joel has extended his record number of performances at Madison Square Garden to 99, and on Saturday night (June 2) The Piano Man welcomed a very special guest to the stage. Midway through the show, Billy invited his daughter Alexa Ray Joel, onstage for a duet. The father-daughter duet was “Baby Grand,” a song Joel originally sang with Ray…

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Bruce Springsteen Releases Historic Concert for Monthly Archives

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

It’s the first Friday of the month, and Bruce Springsteen has opened his archives to dig up another historic show. Today (June 1), fans can download Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s full performance from Nov. 8, 2009 Madison Square Garden show. Although this was the “Wrecking Ball” tour, it was a big night on E Street, as Springsteen…

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Roger Daltrey Releases New Album; Tour Starts in One Month

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

Roger Daltrey’s new album, As Long As I Have You, is out in stores today (June 1) : just in time for the launch of his solo tour this July. The Who frontman’s new record includes seven tracks featuring guitarist Pete Townshend.  In addition to new originals, Daltrey goes deep with new interpretations of songs by a diverse range of…

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Ozzy Osbourne On What Really Scares Him (Hint: Not Bats)

By Michele Amabile | June 1, 2018

Ozzy Osbourne is known for biting the head off of a bat, but that’s not the creature that strikes fear in the rocker’s soul, he shared in a new interview. His weakness-he says–is not a bat, but a rat. “I tell you what I am scared of… rats. They’ve got so many diseases we don’t have the cure for,” he says. “It’s…

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Statue Honoring the Late John Bonham Unveiled on His Birthday

By Michele Amabile | May 31, 2018

Today would have been the 7oth birthday of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and his hometown is honoring the late drummer with a statue in his honor. The bronze statue–unveiled in Reddittch U.K..–can now be seen in the town center of Mercian Square. Designed by respected British sculptor Mark Richards,  the statue–which shows the man known to rock fans everywhere as…

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