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Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus Rocks Los Angeles

Peter Frampton's summer concert caravan, Frampton's Guitar Circus, has proven to be one of the most successful concepts of the season. Taking a page from Ringo's All-Stars and even a bit of Bob Dylan's mid-'70s Rolling Thunder Review, the tour features a rotating roster of legendary players that join Frampton and his reliable band onstage each night.

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Heart Build a ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in Ohio – Concert Review

It’s not every day that the CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes time out of his busy schedule to introduce a band onstage, as Greg Harris did Monday night (July 22) at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Paul McCartney Rocks Milwaukee’s Miller Park

Paul McCartney's performance of 'Hey Jude' at last summer's Olympics caused some people on social-networking sites to wonder if it was time for him to finally retire that chestnut. But his sold-out concert at Milwaukee's Miller Park on July 16 proved why he shouldn't: Nothing can unite a massive crowd like that famous coda.

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Elton John, ‘Home Again’ – Song Review

The familiar-sounding piano that opens 'Home Again,' Elton John's first new solo music since 2006's 'The Captain & the Kid' album, instantly recalls the singer's hit material from the '70s, when he was the biggest pop star on the planet. But it's warmer and more worn-in. It's Elton John, all right. But it's Elton John 40 years later, returning to a comfort zone with history behind him.

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Billy Idol
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Billy Idol Rocks Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H.

‘Ready Steady Go’ served not only as the opening tune for Billy Idol as he dominated a steamy Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on June 2, but also the general vibe of the evening as the iconic rocker seamlessly coasted through the evening, making it look easy.

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Backup Singers Get Newfound Respect in “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Documentary [VIDEO]


Several years ago, I interviewed Darlene Love and Mary Clayton, both appearing in this  film. I have stated many times on radio and print, great backup singers Like Darlene and Mary are vital to rock & roll, and always have been.

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Four Good Weather Apps, Pick the One That Fits You Best


With warmer weather arriving in the Northland, we all start thinking about outdoor activities. Sprucing up the yard a bit, fishing, golfing, and so forth. Even though it has been warmer, this is the Northland, and weather can change on a dime, so you need a good weather app for your phone.

I've selected four weather apps for you, thanks to my friends at Cnet. All available at the app store. The cool thing is there is something here for everybody. I own two of the four myself. Here they are.

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Rod Stewart, ‘It’s Over’ – Song Review

It's less than a month before the May 7 release date of Rod Stewart's new album, 'Time.' Yesterday (April 15) he unveiled 'It's Over.'

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Rayman’s Book of the Month, “I, Rhoda” [REVIEW]

Over the weekend, I read "I, Rhoda" the life story of Valerie Harper. I didn't really no what to expect when I got the book, but being a huge fan of the days when Valerie Harper was on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show and her spin off "Rhoda", I had to give it a go.

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“Searching For Sugar Man,” Rayman’s Movie Of The Month (VIDEO)

Over my lifetime as I traveled through America, I've seen hundreds of talented musicians who never got the break they were searching for. You can see them on most any street corner in any major city, even right here in the Northland. Therefor, it's heartwarming to see a movie about a man who was a virtual unknown here in the U.S.,become as Rolling Stone magazine put it, a "certified superstar." That movie is "Searching For Sugar Man."

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Get A Fantastic Weather App and It’s Free

O.K., I'll admit I'm addicted to a few things, like clocks (I always need to know exactly what time it is), and the exact temperature is a must for me as well. The forecast too (because so many of them are dead wrong.) I have several weather apps on my iPhone, however they are not precise enough for me. I probably use 4 weather apps daily, that are decent. Today I found a new weather app, and it's really great, plus it's free. It works on your computer, phone (android or apple.) and If you have an iPad, it's fantastic.

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Rod Stewart, ‘She Makes Me Happy’ – Song Review

Rod Stewart's return to songwriting brings genuine joy and elation to fans in the way of a first single called 'She Makes Me Happy.' The singer's uptempo ode to a lover is refreshing and natural.

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