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News by Bob Wilson

  • Category: Show Reviews

    Charlie Daniels Band: The Devil Went Down To Westbury

    Last Saturday, the NYCB Theatre at Westbury played host to Charlie Daniels Band, fresh on the heels of the 40th anniversary of the Volunteer Jam , a benefit event that raised over $300,000 for U.S. veterans and their families this year alone. Held in Tennessee, the Volunteer Jam is the brainchild of Charlie himself. Daniels […]

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    Hey Hey They’re The Monkees, At The NYCB Theatre in Westbury

    Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork performed as The Monkees at the NYCB Theatre at despite the absence of the ever-reclusive Mike Nesmith, who is perhaps better labeled as “The Monk”. For the concert, the band employed archival video and photographic projections in lieu of Nesmith, and for the late Davy Jones as well. That was then, and […]

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  • Category: Features

    A Starr Is Born: Interview With ‘Ringo: With A Little Help’ Author

    Ringo: With A Little Help (Backbeat Press, 2015) is an unauthorized treasure by author Michael Seth Starr.  The tome is filled with a multitude of facts that may surprise even the most avid fan of the Beatles, not to mention all of the jaw-dropping anecdotes and photographs. Ringo Starr’s story is an interesting one, to […]

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    ZZ Top Gives The Paramount All Its Lovin’

    In the early 1980s, Billy Gibbons had Don Thelan’s Buffalo Motor Car Shop build him a Chopped 1933 Eliminator Coupe, which became a symbol synonymous with the group itself. The flamboyance of the band’s reputation was furthered by practically conquering MTV, and making it their own ZZ channel in the eighties. The front men growing […]

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  • Category: Features

    DJ Fontana Talks Elvis: Last Train To Westbury

    The Ultimate Elvis Tribute comes to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on August 21st, at 8pm.  The bill is headed by award winning Elvis tribute artists Shawn Klush, and Cody Ray Slaughter, the Sweet Inspirations, and features Elvis’ original drummer DJ Fontana.  The show has been a sensation wherever it has played, and it spans Elvis’ career […]

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    Twisted Sister – The Sound Of Thunder

      A Concert To Honor A.J. Pero Twisted Sister brought “The Sound Of Thunder” tour, a concert honoring the memory of drummer A.J. Pero to the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, New Jersey on June 13th. With front man Dee Snider reminding one of a cross between Roger Daltrey and Phyllis Diller with serious abs, Twisted Sister were certainly visually quite […]

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  • Category: Features

    Perceptions of a Door: Interview with Robby Krieger

    Jim Morrison announced to his fans that he was going to “get my kicks before the whole shit house goes up in flames.” Cleansing the Doors of perception enough to glean what transpired within the group is a risky business, as there are more points of view than stars in the sky. The Doors would […]

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  • Category: Features

    L4LM Celebrates Bob Dylan’s 74th Birthday

     Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) came into the world on May 24th, 1941, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.  The looking glass separating newborns from their adoring fans may well have been formed by Lewis Carroll.  Some two decades later, between 1965 and 1966, Bob Dylan would give us four album sides that shone so brightly that […]

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  • Category: Features

    The Music of The Doors: Interview with Waylon Krieger

    Jim Morrison attempted to be a living and breathing archetype of man passing through the doors of perception to a deeper reality. The spectacle left him 27 years old and a legend, but no longer living or breathing.  The circus around the Doors cast Jim as a tightrope walker without a net.  In Miami in 1969, the […]

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  • Category: News

    Rising Appalachia Announce New Tour & Record

    Folk sensations Rising Appalachia have announced a new album, Wider Circles, which will be supported by a tour through the Southwest and Northeast this summer.  Songwriter-troubadours Leah Song and Chloe Smith will serve up fifteen tracks on Wider Circles, which will be released on April 21st. In a press release, Ms. Song states that “the […]

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