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Introducing: The Count Basie Center for the Arts

By Michele Amabile | May 15, 2018

The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank has a new name–The Count Basie Center for the Arts. Yesterday (May 16), the venue–which is now in the midst of a $26 million expansion–announced the news, with President and CEO Adam Philipson pledging continuing the legacy of William James “Count” Basie and support for arts, education, and community involvement. “For 34 years,…

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Thirsty? Try Def Leppard’s New Brew

By Michele Amabile | May 14, 2018

Def Leppard is rolling out a new ale: Def Leppard Pale, just in time for their tour dates with Journey. The band has teamed up with Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Company to conjure up the brew, ready to serve by  May 23 (the second date of their tour). It will be available at most stops on their tour, as well as select…

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Lindsey Buckingam Speaks

By Michele Amabile | May 14, 2018

Former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham addressed his firing from the band at a political fundraiser over the weekend, according to Billboard. Buckingham was performing at a campaign event for California Democratic congressional candidate Mike Levin, when he brought up the band drama. “Probably, some of you know that for the last three months, I have sadly taken leave of…

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Cheap Trick is Dropping a New Track Next Week

By Michele Amabile | May 11, 2018

Cheap Trick is hitting the road with Poison next week, and are celebrating the summer months with the release of a new song,  “The Summer Looks Good on You,” arriving May 18. “The summer is a good time to release a new single,” the band announced on its website. The song is co-produced by the group and longtime collaborator Julian…

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Here is How You Can Score Tickets to See Phil Collins in Newark

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2018

Tickets for Phil Collins’ triumphant return to live performances, the “Not Dead Yet” tour, will include a stop at the Prudential Center on Oct. 13, but we’re not going to lie–getting tickets are going to be a bit tricky. While the shows go on sale May 14, fans have to sign up for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, where you get cleared…

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Def Leppard Releases New Lyric Video (Watch)

By Michele Amabile | May 10, 2018

Less than one month before Def Leppard releases Volume One, the first in a collection of four box sets, the band has released a new lyric video of one of their biggest songs: “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” The first volume includes Def Lep’s first four studio albums packaged in 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.  It features live and studio releases with…

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Ringo Starr Adds New Atlantic City Date: Pop-Up Store

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2018

Due to popular demand, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band has added an additional date at The Borgata in Atlantic City. Ringo is booked for June 2 at the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City for a sold-out show. Increased demand to see the newly Knighted Beatle has opened up a new date-albeit in a…

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John Mellencamp Gets ‘Plain Spoken’ in New DVD/CD Set

By Michele Amabile | May 8, 2018

John Mellencamp  is celebrating his fourth decade in the music business with the release of  a brand new record: Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre. The DVD/CD  captures a performance at the historic venue, and includes two versions of the same concert. One is the full show while the other offers commentary from the Indiana rocker. An additional CD offers…

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Billy Joel eCards Available for Mother’s Day

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2018

If you’re 21 and still your mother makes your bed, she deserves a nice Mother’s Day token of appreciation. What better way to say “I love you,” than with a special Billy Joel eCard? Joel’s label, Sony Music, has created the perfect Mother’s Day greeting card through a newly created website, www.alwaysloveyou.com. Fans have several options of designs, sizes, colors,…

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Queen+Adam Lambert Announce Las Vegas Residency

By Michele Amabile | May 7, 2018

Queen+ Adam Lambert are heading to Las Vegas! Lambert made a stop on Live with Kelly & Ryan today (May 7)  to announce that the group will be doing a limited-engagement Vegas residency this September. The residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM, called The Crown Jewels, will be the first time the group will stay in one place for a total of…

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