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WATCH: Billy Joel Present Bruce Springsteen His Tony Award

  • 1:17 pm Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Billy Joel is no stranger to Broadway, his collaboration with choreographer Twyla Tharpe produced the show that kicked off the juke-box musical craze, ‘Movin’ Out’.  In fact Billy and the show won several Tony Awards in 2003, and since Billy and Bruce have been friends for many years who better to present his Tony to Springsteen than our own Billy Joel. Watch the presentation above and Bruce’s emotional performance of ‘My Hometown’ from ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ below.

WATCH Bruce Springsteen Perform a Poignant ‘My Home Town’ at The Tonys

  • 11:41 am Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Bruce Springsteen’s show ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ was given a special Tony Award last night and Bruce sat down at the piano and recreated the emotional version of ‘My Home Town’ that he performs in the show. Watch it above.

WATCH: Get Close to U2 at the Nassau Coliseum Tonight with AR (Augmented Reality)!

  • 2:13 pm Saturday, June 9th, 2018 by Donna Donna

U2 has always utilized cutting edge technology in their live shows so the addition of AR (augmented reality) to their Experience and Innocence Tour won’t come as a surprise to fans.

AR is a technology that displays digital images on top of real-life objects when viewed through a smartphone.

‘Augment Your Reality.’ Download the U2 AR eXPERIENCE app before reaching the venue and trigger special content at the beginning of the show.
Download for iOS or Android. (Experience the app on the iPhone 6 and above, running iOS 10+, or Samsung S6 and above, running Android 7+. And charge up your battery.)

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Listen: David Crosby at Westhampton Beach PAC 6/9 Chats With Donna Donna

  • 12:07 pm Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by Donna Donna

David Crosby of Crosby Stills Nash and Young fame (as well as Crosby Stills and Nash and the Byrds), is having something of a late life renaissance. After not recording anything for almost 20 years, he’s released 3 new solo albums in the last 4 years and has another coming out this fall! Sober and prospering after years of battling addictions and bad behavior. the man Rolling Stone called ‘Rock’s Unlikeliest Survivor’ called to discuss this weekend’s show at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and his new album ‘Sky Trails’.

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WATCH: Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ Hillbilly Style!

  • 8:37 am Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by Donna Donna

The Finnish bluegrass band that became famous for their cover of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck has done it again. The Steve ‘N’ Seagulls band has put their own spin on the Van Halen classic Panama, complete with their own version of a flying Eddie!

The band said, “We started working on this ’80s masterpiece almost a year ago in the Finnish countryside…It was one of the first songs we looked at for our upcoming third album. When Hiltunen and Herman started to bang out those iconic riffs with the accordion and the banjo, it immediately sounded right. Some nice booty shakin’ flavours were then [More]

WATCH: Phil Collen Returns to Def Leppard

  • 1:03 pm Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Donna Donna

Shortly after Def Leppard kicked off their co-headlining tour with Journey, guitarist Phil Collen left the band to tend to what was described as a ‘family emergency’.

Steve Brown from Trixter was brought in to cover for Phil (Brown also covered for Def Lep’s Viv Campbell when he was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014). It was a short stint for Brown because with little fanfare Collen rejoined the band last week at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati. We still don’t know what Phil’s ‘family emergency’ consisted of but we wish him and his family all the best.

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WATCH: Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley Reunite For Billy’s Surprise MSG Guest Daughter Alexa!

  • 11:02 am Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Donna Donna

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Billy Joel loves to welcome surprise guests to his MSG shows and last weekend’s special guest was his daughter Alexa Ray Joel! She performed Billy’s tune ‘Baby Grand’ with her dad. [More]

WATCH: Long Islanders Watch Helplessly as Plane Crashes in Melville

  • 11:20 am Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Donna Donna

Yesterday’s small plane crash in Melville was captured on video as Long Islanders stood helplessly by, in what was a sight that most likely none of them will ever forget.

Long Islanders on the ground in Melville couldn’t help but look up as the squadron of  the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team flew above them when suddenly one of the planes fell from the sky and spiraled out of control to the earth. Pilot Ken Johansen, 52, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was headed to Maryland with the team when his World War II-era plane crashed. Johansen, a professional airline pilot and a former [More]

WATCH: LIRR Train Car Busts Out Singing Billy Joel’s Piano Man and the Video Goes Viral

  • 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 by Donna Donna

When professional tennis player Julia Elbaba fell into conversation with Oyster Bay volunteer firefighter and Billy Joel tribute band singer Joseph Siciliano on the LIRR a few Saturdays ago, the last thing she expected to do was spark a spontaneous singalong, but that’s exactly what happened!

When Julia asked Siciliano to ‘sing me a few lines’ he did and just about everyone in the car joined in! Now the video has gone viral and personally I’m glad it did so that the world gets to see something cool happen on the LIRR to counteract that awful viral video of one commuter’s racist rant [More]

WATCH: Steve Perry Shocks ‘Idol’ Contestant Who Sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

  • 1:14 pm Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Donna Donna

American Idol contestant Gabby Barrett sang a pretty kick ass version of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ for the show’s finale, then surprise guest Steve Perry knocked out Barrett and the crowd proclaiming her performance “the most amazing version I’ve ever heard!” Watch Perry critique Barrett’s performance above.

Journey wasn’t the only rock band represented in last night’s show, finalist Maddie Poppe performed Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’. Watch below.