Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Prudential Center: June 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ–­­­–Everyone has a story and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have always known how to find those stories and tell them in ways you never tire of hearing. During the band’s sold-out 40th anniversary show at Prudential Center on Jun. 16, fans remembered what it’s like to be an …

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An Interview with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: It Just Gets Better

“I think what happens to people in general is they forget how to be young.”

– Phil Collen

 

Who says you have to act your age? This year marks 30 years since Def Leppard’s fourth album, Hysteria, was released, solidifying the English rock band’s success as one of …

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An Interview With Ann Wilson Of Heart: A Change Of Pace

Sometimes a break from your daily routine is exactly what you need—even if it’s a good routine, like performing with Heart. Lead singer Ann Wilson, along with sister and guitar player Nancy Wilson, have been touring the world for over four decades performing their hits which include “Barracuda,” “Crazy on …

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Faith No More @ Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Faith No More picked up where it left off 18 years ago at Webster Hall on May 13. The band opened the sold-out show with “Motherfucker,” the new single from Sol Invictus (Ipecac), its first studio album since 1997’s Album Of The Year. And while the song itself …

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An Interview with Tom Gimbel of Foreigner: Playing Your Song

The band may age, but Foreigner’s songs never get old. Multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel should know. He’s been performing hits like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” and “Cold As Ice,” night after night for 23 years to sold-out crowds. And it’s …

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Heart @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NEWARK, NJ – When Heart opened its April 6 show with “Barracuda,” a song that frontwomen Ann and Nancy Wilson wrote in 1977 as an angry response to sexism in the music industry, it was a reminder that not a lot has changed for women since then. But if Ann …

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British Comedian Eddie Izzard Talks Politics, Human Sacrifice, And Manicures

Whether acclaimed stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is joking about “pipe-smoking,” “Lord Of The Rings,” “human sacrifice,” or “God in the Canteen” (the sequel to his popular “Death Star Canteen”), the British performer, once called the “Lost Python” by Monty Python co-founder John Cleese, is determined to prove that …

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Kenny Rogers @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NEWARK, NJ—The only person who goes to a Kenny Rogers concert alone is Kenny Rogers. And he knows it. After 54 years, the raspy-voiced country singer-songwriter understands that he’s singing to people in relationships. So during an evening of his greatest hits and holiday standards at NJPAC, Rogers playfully sympathized …

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Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band @ Town Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Hugh Laurie may have a lot going for him as a two-time Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee, whose role as Dr. Gregory House on Fox’s hit series House made him one of TV’s top paid actors, but the Cambridge-educated Brit has a good reason to sing the …

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—“I think I prefer a more greatest hits concert,” said a stranger seated next to me during Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ May 23 show at the Beacon Theatre. “He’s reaching a little too deep,” he concluded. This guy’s unsolicited review was annoying, but he had a point. Tom …

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