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It’s comforting to know Kurt Cobain hasn’t been forgotten.
He won’t just be remembered Saturday, the 20th anniversary of his suicide. A few days later, on Thursday, he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his band Nirvana.
Rock Hall officials say Nirviana’s surviving members – Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic – are “planning something” for the ceremonies at Barclays...Read more »
As theme weeks go, “Back to the Start Week” is pretty good for “American Idol.”
It lets the finalists return to a song they know well and use it to show off their skills. It also allows them to get more of their personal stories out to their fans.
Here’s how the night shook out:
1. Alex Preston, “Fairytales”: This is why they should let the finalists sing their own songs. It’s...Read more »
This week, “The Voice” added another long-term issue to its pile of concerns.
The show is undoubtedly successful – currently the No. 1 unscripted show on the networks and the No. 2 series overall among the coveted 18-to-49 demographic. So long-term issues like the overexposure and burnout that come from running two seasons a year obviously take a backseat to keeping the momentum going.
However,...Read more »
It’s a big week for Long Island artists on the Billboard charts.
For the week ending April 5, Rockville Centre-based Taking Back Sunday’s “Happiness Is …” (Hopeless) debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.
Merrick-based I Am the Avalanche’s “Wolvernies” (I Surrender) debuted at No. 108, one notch ahead of Glen Cove's own Ashanti’s “Braveheart”...Read more »
Bruce Springsteen is set to honor and perform with the E Street Band when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Barclays Center on April 10.
Linda Ronstadt will be inducted by Glenn Frey and saluted by Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood performing her songs since the singer is unable to attend due to her battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Kiss...Read more »
Lady Gaga isn’t backing down.
Her record-setting string of shows that will serve as the finale for Roseland Ballroom, set to close after 95 years of entertaining Manhattan, is as brainy and fierce as the “Artpop” album that spawned it. And on Monday night, the third concert in her seven-show run, Gaga fired up her faithful Little Monsters from the moment she took the paper-rose-covered stage...Read more »
Miley Cyrus and her inflatable hot dog touch down at Izod Center Thursday and Barclays Center Saturday.
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MILEY CYRUS, “Wrecking Ball.” At...Read more »
The Mac is back!
Yes, Fleetwood Mac returned to a regular touring schedule years ago, but its upcoming shows are extra special because Christine McVie is back from retirement.
The “On With the Show” tour, which starts Sept. 30 in Minneapolis and includes an Oct. 6 show at Madison Square Garden and Oct. 11 at Prudential Center, will be Christine McVie’s first tour with the band since...Read more »
“I’m With the Band” week kicked off with a bang, as the Top 9 ripped through a medley of rock songs that showed an energy level that has been lacking for much of this season of “American Idol.”
And it, more or less, kept that energy up throughout the show, with some notable exceptions. The show is getting weirder as the season goes on. Harry Connick Jr. stealing Ryan Seacrest’s shoe onstage...Read more »
Just when we thought the battle rounds were over, “The Voice” added a whole new set of battles starting next week. Um, thanks?
Those will likely be the toughest cuts, as they go from 32 to 20 semifinalists, coached by Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
However, the final battle round had its share of rough decisions. Here’s how they stacked up:
TEAM ADAM: Cary Laine vs. Sam...Read more »