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Billy Joel Talks Music, Women, His First Ever Gig at a Hicksville Church and More!

  • 1:56 pm Friday, July 13th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Parade magazine sat down with Billy Joel at his 20th Century Cycles shop in Oyster Bay for a wide ranging interview prompted by the upcoming milestone of Billy’s 100th performance at Madison Square Garden (July 18th).

In the interview Billy reminisces about his youth growing up in a poor household with a single mom struggling to provide for her family. Billy recounts the story of his very first gig with a band at age 14 at a dance at Holy Family Church in Hicksville. He said:

“We sounded pretty good. Everybody’s clapping, kids are dancing and a girl I had a crush on [More]

WBAB Celebrates YES’ 50th Anniversary With Presents For You!

  • 12:26 pm Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Donna Donna

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE YES: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH AT THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY

PLUS QUALIFY TO WIN A LIMITED EDITION “YES 50TH ANNIVERSARY” ROGER DEAN PRINT, SIGNED BY THE BAND AND THE ARTIST (pictured above)

YES 50 IS:

Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood

Roger Dean is an English artist best known for his work on posters and album covers, INCLUDING ALL YES ALBUMS SINCE 1971’S FRAGILE.  His work has sold more than sixty million copies worldwide. [More]

Hero Suffolk Cop Jumps Into Runaway Crane Cab on LIE to End Rush Hour Mayhem!

  • 12:55 pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by Donna Donna

We all know drinking and driving don’t mix but drinking and driving heavy construction equipment on the Long Island Expressway in rush hour is a recipe for disaster!

Brian Sinclair, 47, of Riverhead, was driving a construction crane around 6pm last night on the LIE when cops noticed him driving erratically. The police gave chase and eventually surrounded him, but Sinclair refused to stop. When Sinclair finally slowed down Suffolk County Highway Patrolman Joseph Goss managed to jump into the crane’s cab and ordered him to stop, but not before Sinclair left a 9 mile path of destruction hitting four cars [More]

Hear Stevie Nicks’ Stunningly Beautiful New Song With LeeAnn Rimes

  • 1:16 pm Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Stevie Nicks joined country star LeeAnn Rimes recently to record a duet of Rimes’ tune ‘Borrowed’ titling the new version Borrowed (Re-Imagined) and it’s absolutely stunning!

Nick’s told Rolling Stone that when she originally heard Rimes sing the song on The Tonight Show in 2013:

“I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry…I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real… and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was [More]

Where to See Fireworks on Long Island for 4th of July and Thru the Weekend

  • 12:04 pm Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Donna Donna

FIREWORKS Nassau County

JULY 3rd:

Great and Grand Fireworks Celebration
Great Lawn at the Park at East Hills
9:15 p.m.
More info HERE

JULY 4th:

Jones Beach July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Jones Beach, Wantagh
9:30 p.m.
More info HERE

4th of July at the Beach
Ocean Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Bayville
Seating begins at 6 p.m., fireworks to follow
More info HERE

Glen Cove’s July 4th Festivities with Grucci Fireworks
9:15 p.m.
More info HERE

Fireman’s Field Fireworks in Valley Stream
Gates open 6 p.m. Tickets $8 in advance $10 at the gate
More info HERE

JULY 6th:

City of Long Beach Fireworks Extravaganza
Between Long Beach and Riverside Boulevards, [More]

Check Out Tunes From Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s Forthcoming Solo Album

  • 11:13 am Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Donna Donna

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has a new album ‘For the Love of Metal’ coming out July 27th on Napalm Records. A few weeks ago Snider released the video above for a tune from the LP called ‘Tomorrow’s No Concern’. Now another song has dropped on YouTube called ‘Become the Storm’. Listen to that tune below and read more HERE

WATCH First Ever Video For Creedence Clearwater Revival Classic ‘Fortunate Son’

  • 1:20 pm Friday, June 29th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Led Zeppelin isn’t the only band celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Creedence Clearwater Revival is too! And in honor of the occasion Craft Recordings has released a video for the CCR classic ‘Fortunate Son’.

The tune is more than just an anti-war song it also expresses the frustration of the working class young men who were sent to war while the sons of the privileged got deferments or cushy positions in the military that kept them out of combat.

Perhaps this is the reason that CCR’s John Fogerty has devoted himself to various veterans causes over the years

Read more HERE

WATCH Billy Joel Charms Crowd in Dublin Singing Ireland’s Beloved ‘On Ragland Road’

  • 7:54 am Friday, June 29th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Billy Joel performed a much anticipated show in Ireland last week and charmed the crowd with a snippet of a tune that, in the hearts of the Irish is akin to “Danny Boy’.

‘On Ragland Road’ was written by Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh and set to music by Luke Kelly of The Dubliners. But Billy wasn’t just pandering to the locals, according to website JOE, “Joel expressed his love and admiration for the beloved song to the crowd, noting that its unique cadence has inspired him in his own songwriting.”

Watch the clip in the tweet above and check out [More]

What’s Sparking a New Round of Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumors

  • 12:20 pm Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Organizers of Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world, have let it be known that their preferred headliner for the 2019 fest is Led Zeppelin. Event organizer Emily Davis says she has always dreamed of having the band at the festival, “and this year the chances of that happening are considerable.”

Add to that that the band has a few projects in the works to celebrate there 50th anniversary, that U.K. bookmakers Betway have put the odds of Zeppelin headlining Glastonbury next year at 2/1 and that the rock press have begun to pick up [More]

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