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Def Leppard pays tribute to guitarist Steve Clark on what would have been his 64th birthday

Pete Still/Redferns Def Leppard is paying tribute to their late guitarist Steve Clark on what would have been the rocker’s 64th birthday.  The band shared on Instagram a montage of pictures and videos of Clark performing, captioning the post, “Remembering Steve Clark today. Happy birthday, you are missed dearly.”  Clark, born April 23, 1960, joined Def Leppard in 1978 and appeared on their 1980 debut album, On …

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Howard Jones, ABC & Haircut 100 team up for summer tour

Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Fans of ’80s new wave music will be able to get their dance on at a new tour designed just for them. Variety reports that ’80s MTV staples Howard Jones, ABC and Haircut 100 are teaming up for a summer tour kicking off August 14 in Redmond, Washington, and wrapping September 6 in Huntington, New York.  “I’m very excited to be …

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Michael Anthony plays Van Halen classics with Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt

Scott Legato/Getty Images Michael Anthony was back playing Van Halen music over the weekend, but with a totally different band. The rocker was the surprise guest at the Saturday, April 20, club show put on by The Coverups, the covers side project of Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt. Fan-shot footage from the concert at Tiki Bar in …

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Jon Bon Jovi set for hourlong Michael Strahan interview

Jo Hale/WireImage Jon Bon Jovi is set to sit down with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan for an in depth interview, and we are getting our first preview. A new trailer has just been released for Michael Strahan & Jon Bon Jovi: Halfway There, set to premiere Sunday, April 28, at 10 p.m. on ABC. “I feel a bunch of emotions,” Jon is heard …

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Geoff Downes-led Asia announces dates for The Heat of the Moment tour

Created by Roger Dean, commissioned by QEDG Management. Asia is ready to hit the road again. The band, led by keyboardist and original member Geoff Downes, just announced dates for The Heat of the Moment tour.  Downes says the idea for the tour came after performing at August’s tribute concert to Asia’s late lead singer John Wetton, who passed away in 2017. There, …

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse to headline Ohana Festival

Courtesy of Ohana Festival Neil Young & Crazy Horse are set to play Ohana Festival, the Dana Point, California, festival curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The festival, at Doheny State Beach, is happening September 27-29, with Neil headlining the Saturday, September 28, show, and Pearl Jam headlining the other two nights.  The bill also features Crowded House, Alanis Morissette, Garbage, The …

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Paul McCartney & Wings’ live album ‘One Hand Clapping’ getting official release after 50 years

UMe An often-bootlegged live album from Paul McCartney & Wings is finally getting an official release 50 years after it was recorded.  One Hand Clapping was recorded at Abbey Road studios in August 1974 as a video documentary and possible live album, although it never officially came out. Parts of it have come out on bootlegs, but on June 14, it will finally get …

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Long-lost John Lennon acoustic guitar expected to set records at auction

courtesy of Julien’s Auctions The public now has a chance to get their hands on an iconic piece of Beatles memorabilia. Julien’s Auctions just announced that John Lennon’s long-lost Framus 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar will be part of their two-day Music Icons auction taking place Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, live at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe and …

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Feel “The Power of Love” as the Huey Lewis musical ‘The Heart of Rock and Roll’ opens on Broadway

Huey Lewis and ‘The Heart of Rock and Roll’ cast; ABC/Paula Lobo The Heart of Rock and Roll, a new musical based on the songs of Huey Lewis & the News, officially opened on Broadway on April 22. It’s been in the works in one way or another since 2009, and Huey shares what’s surprised him the most about the …

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On This Day, April 23, 1976: The Ramones released their self-titled debut

On This Day, April 23, 1976…. New York punk pioneers the Ramones released their self-titled debut on Sire Records. The iconic cover featured the four members of the band leaning against a brick wall in New York City.  The album, which was recorded in one week, opened with what would become a Ramones classic: “Blitzkrieg Bop.” That song was the first single released …

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