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Tom Petty reveals rockin' escape plan at Madison Square Garden

Tom Petty on stage at Madison Square Garden

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Forget what Gene Simmons says.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers know better.

“Rock and roll is alive,” Petty said at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, as he introduced the band’s version of the classic “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” as an encore. “Rock and roll can set you free.”

Petty & The Heartbreakers, especially guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench,...

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Intro 5.19.14: Videos from Barry Gibb, Conor Oberst, Monkees and more

There may not be a talk show, but

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Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

THE LIST

BARRY GIBB, “To Love Somebody.” At Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Friday.

CALVIN HARRIS, “Summer.” At Electric Daisy Carnival at MetLife...

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Intro 11.4.13: Videos from Taking Back Sunday, Eagles, James Blake and more

Taking Back Sunday -- Eddie Reyes, John Nolan,

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Taking Back Sunday returns for a homecoming show at Emporium Thursday, complete with singer Adam Lazzara whose prematurely born son has finally been discharged from the hospital. 

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

THE...

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