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Zedd, Motley Crue in this week's G2M2

Zedd is set to headline Electric Zoo 2014

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Got a minute? Use that time to plan out your music week. On Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute (G2M2 for short), we’ll fill you in on the week’s biggest concerts, show you some must-see videos and let you know about the songs you need to buy. Check it out here at Backstage Pass every Monday morning.

This week, check out Electric Zoo all weekend at Randall’s Island with headliners David Guetta, Kaskade...

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Ryan Star on Billy Joel's 'epic moment' at MSG

Billy Joel performs on stage at Madison Square

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Billy Joel plans to play monthly shows at Madison Square Garden for as long as the public is interested. Follow his first year of this groundbreaking music-industry experiment by looking at his shows through a variety of viewpoints -- from critics, musicians, celebrities and fans. This month, it’s singer-songwriter Ryan Star, the Dix Hills native whose album “Angels + Animals” hit stores in January....

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Intro 2.6.14: Videos from Marc Anthony, Skrillex and more

Marc Anthony needs you to know he'll be

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Brookville’s Marc Anthony celebrates Valentine’s Day weekend at Prudential Center Friday and Barclays Center Saturday.

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

MARC ANTHONY, “Vivir...

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Ryan Star launches 'Angels + Animals' at Bowery Ballroom

Ryan Star's first single from "Angels + Animals"

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Ryan Star was launching his new album “Angels + Animals” (RStar) Tuesday night, but it was a song from his former band Stage that summed up the evening best.

“Nothing describes my life more,” he told the sold-out Bowery Ballroom, as he went into Stage’s “Sink or Swim.”

The Dix Hills native walked away from his record deal at Island Records last year in order to work on “Angels + Animals”...

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Intro 1.13.14: Videos from Ryan Star, Jay Z, Disclosure and more

Ryan Star, a singer-songwriter and rock artist from

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Ryan Star celebrates his new “Angels + Animals” album at Bowery Ballroom Tuesday.

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

RYAN STAR, “Impossible.” At Bowery Ballroom Tuesday....

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