The Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank finally unveiled its new concert venue-The Vogel–this morning (Sept. 29). The Vogel is set to begin hosting performances with 150 or more patrons in attendance in mid-October, says Basie President and CEO Adam Philipson. The venue is named for Atlantic Records executive and area philanthropist…

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Queen + Adam Lambert are set to release the album, Live Around the World, this Friday (Oct. 2) featuring the band’s favorite live performances. In celebration of the release, the group s previewing a clip of the song “I Was Born to Love You” from an August 2014 show in Asia. “The performance is taken…

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What is going on with AC/DC? Earlier today, the band quietly changed their profile picture and cover photos on Facebook and Instagram with a splash of flashing neon. The band hasn’t posted since August, but now has a bright red lightening bolt signifying–what? Speculation remains that the group is ready to release new music, since…

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Michael’s Feat–a non-profit organization that raises funds supporting parents with seriously ill newborns in Monmouth and Ocean counties–will host its first ever virtual auction from Sept. 28 through Oct. 3. “Our families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of our local hospitals are coping with difficult circumstances, which are made more complicated and worrisome with…

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Bruce Springsteen is the new cover boy in the latest issue of AARP, and in an accompanying interview he gives fans some insight into the forthcoming album, Letter to You. “It is a summing up of what I’ve tried to do over the course of my 45, 50 years now, working,” he said. He also…

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Alice Cooper has unveiled a new line of hot sauces, he announced. His creations are all branded by his most famous song titles–Welcome to My Nightmare,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Poison.” “Welcome to My Nightmare” is a mild sauce, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” is medium, and “Poison” is labeled “reaper hot. Says…

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Bruce Springsteen’s birthday was yesterday, but the fans got a present today (Sept. 24) with the release of “Ghosts,” the second single from the forthcoming release, Letter to You. “Ghosts’ is about the beauty and joy of being in a band, and the pain of losing one another to illness and time,” Springsteen has said…

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What’s Elton John’s favorite season? Awards! The Rocket Man is up for two Billboard Music Awards in the categories of Top Tour and Top Touring artists. Elton has stiff competition from Metallica and The Rolling Stones in those same categories. Here are the 2020 Billboard Music Awards Rock nominees: Top Touring Artist:Elton JohnMetallicaP!nkThe Rolling StonesEd Sheeran Top…

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High School students will be rocking for a cause Saturday (Sept. 26) at a drive-in concert to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide at the marina in Atlantic Highlands. The show–hosted by 1071 The Boss DJ Mark Farrell–will feature area youth bands Contemporary BMT, Birthday Week, Atomic Battery and the Red Band…

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Mark David Chapman has once again apologized to Yoko Ono-the widow of John Lennon for what he called a “despicable” crime of murdering the former Beatle in New York City. Chapman–now 65–shot Lennon outside of the Dakota in 1980. He was again denied parole in August at a hearing held at Wende Correctional Facility in…

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