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ROLLING STONES: Top Touring Rock Act…So Far

Pollstar, the concert industry publication, has published its mid-year Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart. When it comes to rock acts, The Rolling Stones top the list with a take of $100.8-million from 12 shows on their recently completed No Filter tour. They placed third on the overall list behind Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Following the Stones on the rock ... Read More »

40 yrs ago…Def Leppard Rocked….

Def Leppard had enormous success in the U.S., beginning with “Photograph” in 1983. But they didn’t even get close to a Top 10 single at home in Britain until four years later, when “Animal” reached number-six there. Guitarist Phil Collen talks about that achievement. “It was actually a big deal, because, obviously, we’re from there, and we were totally ignored. ... Read More »

JIMI HENDRIX: Help Him Get His Way

There’s an online petition to have West 8th Street in New York City co-named in honor of Jimi Hendrix. In 1970, Hendrix opened Electric Lady Studios there, and it’s still going in its original location. The petition states that the “studio’s cultural impact on New York’s Greenwich Village is immeasurable. For almost 50 years, music’s most celebrated recordings have been ... Read More »

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Broadway Show Headed to Netflix

Bruce Springsteen is headed to Netflix. Springsteen on Broadway will debut on the streaming service on December 15th, the same night that Springsteen will do the 236th and last performance of the hit show. The filming is set for tonight and tomorrow during invite-only performances of the show that aren’t open to the public. Talk About It: I guess this ... Read More »

BILLY JOEL: 100th Garden Party

Billy Joel‘s record for the most shows by a performer at New York’s Madison Square Garden hits another milestone tonight (Wednesday) with his 100th performance at the “World’s Most Famous Arena.” Speaking to Pollstar, the concert industry publication, he says, “I really can’t get my head around that. I haven’t even done the show yet, so I’m probably going to ... Read More »