- 12:57 pm Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by Donna Donna
Foreigner’s new album, “Foreigner With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus” was recorded live in concert in Luzern, Switzerland in 2017 and is the first Foreigner album, recorded with an orchestra and choir.
Foreigner founder Mick Jones said, “I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later…Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer’s orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy.”
The new release is available as a [More]
- 12:14 pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Donna Donna
An argument over a dog and a seat on the subway escalated until the dog bit the foot of a woman and wouldn’t let go.
- 8:07 am Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Donna Donna
DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST
ANNOUNCE SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR
SEPTEMBER 1 – NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATER
Citi Pre-Sale Begins Tuesday, April 24; Tickets Available to the General Public Starting
Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com
Get tickets HERE
See the full line-up of shows in the WBAB Summer Concert Series at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater HERE
DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
LISTEN: Night Ranger Still Rocks America! Get in on Our Private Meet and Greet and Q&A and Check Out My Chat with Kelly Keagy
- 5:13 pm Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Donna Donna
80’s stalwarts Night Ranger are still going strong and they’re celebrating their 35th anniversary with an international tour that brings the band to The Paramount in Huntington Thursday May 3rd. I had a chance to chat with Night Ranger singer, songwriter and drummer Kelly Keagy the other day about life, music, the future and so much more.
And don’t forget tomorrow 4/25 for Win on the App Wednesday WBAB is giving you 3 chances to win tickets to see NIGHT RANGER at the Paramount 5/3, PLUS invitations to our Exclusive Pre-Show Q&A and Meet and Greet with the band AND [More]
- 11:36 am Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Donna Donna
Monday night’s Tribeca Film Festival featured the premiere of a new concert documentary about Patti Smith called, “Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band.” The movie was followed by a performance from Patti at the Beacon Theatre. After Smith introduced her band she said she had one more person to introduce, and out came Bruce Springsteen, much to the delight of the audience.
Patti and Bruce go way back. In 1978 Bruce was dissatisfied with a a song he was recording called ‘Because the Night’. Producer Jimmy Iovine brought the song to Patti. She rewrote the verses and recorded it for her [More]
- 1:23 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by Donna Donna
Stephen Stills’ 5th annual ‘Light Up The Blues’ benefit concert for Autism Speaks was held over the weekend and featured the first on stage appearance of Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone since Tom Petty’s death last year. Although the words Heartbreakers or Tom Petty were never mentioned, Stephen Stills joined the group for Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’. Watch the video above.
Neil Young reunited with Stills at the event for a performance of their Buffalo Springfield classic of ‘For What it’s Worth’ (watch below) and just for fun scroll down and checkout when Tom Petty joined Crosby [More]
WATCH: Prince’s Original Recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Has Just Been Released and it’s Stunning
- 8:30 am Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Donna Donna
Everyone knows Sinéad O’Connor’s version of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, she had a hit with the song in 1990. But now after all these years we finally have Prince’s version. The track and accompanying video (above) was released by his estate yesterday and it’s gorgeous.
Prince recorded the song in 1984 with his longtime engineer Susan Rogers, at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a huge rehearsal space he used before building Paisley Park. Prince composed, arranged and performed the ballad in its entirety, with the aid of backing vocals from his then girlfriend Susannah Melvoin and Paul [More]
- 6:51 pm Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Donna Donna
If you’ve never seen the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness’ you’ll enjoy the trailer above. If you don’t have time for the full film (below) just spend a few minutes laughing with Robin Williams’ take on the topic of the day 😉 Followed by two of my favorite ganja tunes!
- 11:09 am Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Donna Donna
Another New York City music venue is forced to close it’s doors due to rising rent. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square will close after 18 years at the end of April. Although BB King’s will look for a new location, if one is not found, BB’s will join the ranks of once illustrious NYC music venues that in include The Bottom Line, Roseland, CBGB, The Paladium, Don Hill’s, Lone Star Café, Kenny’s Castaways, Wetlands, Coney Island High, and so many more.
- 8:11 am Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by Donna Donna
Brandon Flowers of the Killers was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night to induct The Cars, a band he told Rolling Stone was, “the first band I fell in love with, and they set me on the right track.”
Flowers and the Killers are also big Tom Petty fans and have been performing ‘American Girl’ and ‘Free Fallin’ in tribute to Petty at their shows since Petty passed away in 2017. So it made perfect sense for the Rock Hall to chose the band to open the induction ceremony in honor of Tom Petty.