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Tom Petty Quietly Laid to Rest. Daughter Shares Moving Photos.

  • 4:40 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Donna Donna

Two weeks after Tom Petty’s sudden death from cardiac arrest, his friends and family celebrated his life with a service at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in the Pacific Palisades yesterday. A spot where his Traveling Wiburys’ bandmate George Harrison was also memorialized after his death in 2001. Petty’s daughter AnnaKim Violette shared a few photos from the service on Instagram, some tagged with lyrics from her dad’s songs.

Like this one from ‘The Dark of the Sun’ from the album ‘Into the Great Wide Open’.

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Whitesnake’s 30th Anniversary Edition of 1987 LP Can Be Yours

  • 12:10 pm Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Donna Donna

Whitesnake is celebrating the release of their multi-platinum self-titled 1987 album with a 30th anniversary edition of the album that includes a second disc of previously unreleased live tracks from their 1987-1988 tour.

Here’s how to win. Use the open mic on your WBAB app to record an ‘Appetite for the 80’s Lunch’ request. You can request any song or band that was big in the 80s. Each day we’ll pick one Open Mic request at random to win the Whitesnake double disc set.

It’s impossible to play every Open Mic request, but ALL OF THEM will be in the running to win [More]

Remember Radio Station WLIR? Their Story has Been Made Into a Feature Film!

  • 4:36 pm Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Donna Donna

Many of you know that I got my start in Long Island radio in 1982 at the station that “Dared to be Different”, the original WLIR 92.7. The station was much beloved for playing the often ignored genres of punk and new wave and became an icon for those looking for rock beyond the boundaries of what most commercial FM stations were playing.

As the station’s reputation  and popularity grew well beyond the confines of Long Island so did its legal troubles until one day in December of 1987 the FCC awarded the license to operate the 92.7 frequency to another [More]

WATCH: Will Richie Sambora Reunite with Bon Jovi for Rock Hall Honors?

  • 4:47 pm Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Donna Donna

TMZ Caught up with former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora the other day and asked him about the band’s nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course Sambora seemed tickled to be nominated, but he’s not taking the band’s induction for granted. He urged fans to vote for the band. Once again the Rock Hall has allowed fans a vote and the top five artists, as selected by the public, will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots. VOTE HERE

And will Sambora join Bon Jovi on stage [More]

Stray Cat Lee Rocker Rocks This Town Saturday Night and You Can Be There!

  • 5:57 pm Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Donna Donna

UPDATE: Sorry kids this contest has ended but tickets for this show start at only $20!           Get ’em HERE

Before the Stray Cats spearheaded a world wide rockabilly revival in the 80s, these kids from Massapequa (Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom) were packin’ em in clubs all over the metro area.

Now Stray Cat bass player, Lee Rocker returns to the Long Island stage to bring his incendiary show to the Patchogue Theater, Saturday night October 14th.

You can buy tickets HERE

Or you can win ’em by emailing me [More]

19 Rock Hall Nominees Announced: Bon Jovi Makes the Cut

  • 8:35 am Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Donna Donna

The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced this morning.

Here’s the list:

Bon Jovi

Judas Priest

the Cars

Dire Straits

Depeche Mode

Eurythmics

J. Geils Band

Radiohead

Rage Against The Machine

Kate Bush

LL Cool J

MC5

the Meters

the Moody Blues

the Zombies​

Link Wray

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Nina Simone

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Of the 19 nominees,  this is the first appearance for Judas Priest, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Eurythmics, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Link Wray have all [More]

I’VE GOT GUNS N’ ROSES TICKETS FOR YOU ON ‘APPETITE FOR THE 80’s LUNCH’ THIS WEEK!

  • 11:44 am Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Donna Donna

Guns N’ Roses is coming to the garden next week for 3 shows and I’m giving away tickets every day this week on ‘Appetite for the 80s Lunch’ at noon!

Here’s how to win. Use the open mic on your WBAB app to record an ‘Appetite for the 80’s Lunch’ request. You can request any song or band that was big in the 80s. Each day we’ll pick one Open Mic request at random to win a pair of tickets.

It’s impossible to play every Open Mic request, but ALL OF THEM will be in the running to win these tickets. just [More]

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  • 9:57 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Staff

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Robert Plant to Play Beacon Theatre! WATCH: New Video Here

  • 8:28 am Thursday, September 28th, 2017 by Donna Donna

Robert Plant’s new album with his band The Sensational Space Shifters, ‘Carry Fire’ drops October 13th. In the latest song from the album, “Bluebirds Over the Mountain,” Plant sings with special guest Chrissie Hynde, from the Pretenders.

Plant’s tour in support of ‘Carry Fire’ brings him to The Beacon Theatre on Valentine’s Day 2018. Get tickets HERE

On-sale Date & Times
On-sale to General Public
Fri 09/29/17 11:00 am EDT

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WATCH: David Bowie Live Stream Event Today at 2pm!

  • 12:38 pm Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Donna Donna

David Bowie’s new box set A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982) drops on 9/29 and in honor of the occasion a special event at the world-famous Hansa Studios in Berlin will be livestreamed on Bowie’s facebook page today (9/26) at 2pm (Eastern time).

Here’s the link to watch

The live event will feature a Q&A session with guests including Carlos Alomar (Bowie’s guitarist from 1974 to 1987), Edu Meyer (the former sound engineer at Hansa Studios), and Chris Duffy (son of photographer Brian Duffy, and director of the Duffy Archive) who will be discussing Bowie’s [More]