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Neil Young ‘Bruised and Battered’ By Detroit Fans

By Michele Amabile | July 7, 2018

Neil Young had a rough evening in front of a raucus crowd in Detroit, and took to his website to talk about the experience. The concert, which was billed as “Neil Young Solo,” was supposed to be an intimate presentation of songs delving into his career as a singer-songwriter, but some fans kept shouting out song titles as if it…

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Elvis Costello Cancels European Tour Dates

By Michele Amabile | July 6, 2018

Elvis Costello  is cancelling his remaining tour dates in Europe, he announced on his website. Costello has recently undergone successful cancer surgery, and is following the advice of his doctor, he explained. “Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto,’” Costello wrote. “He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very…

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Alice Cooper to Release Live Album

By Michele Amabile | July 5, 2018

If you saw Alice Cooper last year on his Parnormal tour, you know what a great time it was visually and musically. Now, Alice is giving fans a chance to relive the fun again with the release of A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper at the Olympia Paris on August 31.  The set will be available as a two-CD set, a digital…

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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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