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Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason to Honor the Band at Special London Shows

By Michele Amabile | April 18, 2018

Pink Floyd will be honored next month in London when drummer Nick Mason takes the stage with a new group for series of intimate shows. Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, will perform May 20 at the Dingwalls club, and May 21, 23 and 24 at the Half Moon venue. The sold out shows will focus on material from Pink Floyd’s first two albums, 1967’s The Piper at…

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Power Outage Puts Doesn’t Put a Damper on Bruce Springsteen at Wonder Bar

By Michele Amabile | April 15, 2018

Bruce Springsteen really was “Dancing in the Dark” today (April 15), when torrential rains caused a power outage at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Springsteen was there to celebrate his mother, Adele, on her 92nd birthday. He was there to see the Eddie Testa Band, and it is speculated that he was going to perform. Unfortunately, the lights went…

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Governor Phil Murphy Declares Today as ‘Bon Jovi Day’ in New Jersey

By Michele Amabile | April 14, 2018

As Bon Jovi is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, Governor Phil Murphy has declared that today (April 14) is Bon Jovi Day in New Jersey. The announcement was made on Friday night at a private event at the the historic 925 Building. It was a surprise for the group, which included  Jon Bon Jovi…

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Weezer Bassist Scott Shriner to Join The Cars at RRHOF

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

The Cars have found a bassist to fill in for the late Benjamin Orr at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (April 14): Scott Shriner of Weezer. The honor is a big one for the Toledo, Ohio native, who will take the stage in Cleveland for the big night. “There are a few bands that…

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Dire Straits Will Not Perform at RRHOF, says Bassist John Illsley

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

Dire Straits fans expecting an acoustic performance of “Telegraph Road” at this weekend’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, take note: it was a joke. Speaking to Billboard prior to this Saturday’s (April 14) induction ceremony, bassist John Illsley shed light on keyboardist Alan Clark’s revelation that the band–including keyboardist Guy Fletcher–were planning to perform the song unplugged was…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Unveil New Exhibit

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio is only two nights away, and the Hall is celebrating Friday (April 13) with the unveiling of a brand new interactive exhibit, The Hall of Fame Experience. The new exhibit will inhabit an entire floor at the hall, and will feature new interactive voting stations that give visitors…

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Eddie Money Talks “Real Money” With Michele Amabile

By Michele Amabile | April 12, 2018

With 40 years in the music business, Eddie Money has some tales to tell–including that time he got booted from touring with The Rolling Stones. “We didn’t finish up The Stones tour because we were getting too many encores,” Money tells Michele Amabile, who is on the air every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The New 1071…

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ZZ Top Announces Vinyl Box Set

By Michele Amabile | April 11, 2018

Record Store Day may be this month, but ZZ Top will celebrate this June with the release of more vinyl goodies. The band –which released Cinco: The First Five LPS last spring–set to issue a follow-up collection, Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs, which gathers together remastered vinyl editions of the five albums that the band released from 1979 through…

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Billy Joel to Rock Daughter Alexa’s Wedding

By Michele Amabile | April 11, 2018

Most wedding planners will tell you the most memorable part of a wedding is the food and the entertainment. That is why Alexa Ray Joel has everyone else’s wedding band trumped: her father, Billy Joel, is he expected piano man for the job. “I’ve never known of a wedding he didn’t perform at,” Joel’s ex-wife,  supermodel Christie Brinkley told Us…

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Elton John Special Airs Tonight on CBS

By Michele Amabile | April 10, 2018

Elton John will be celebrated tonight on CBS with the broadcast of a star-studded tribute: Elton John: I’m Still Standing–A GRAMMY Salute. Filmed at Madison Square Garden, the songs are featured in the two tribute records released last Friday: Revamp and Restoration. “For all these artists to have come together and voluntarily agreed to do this…without much cajoling, I have…

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