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U2: A Rock Crusade on DVD

(Photo Credit): Courtesy of Infinity Entertainment Group    The story of a world-renowned band’s never-ending energy, drive and commitment to social causes—and of a charismatic showman’s efforts to influence politics to change world policies and bring an end to poverty, hunger and social injustice, U2: A Rock Crusade comes to DVD today from Infinity Entertainment Group.   […]


(Photo Credit): Courtesy of ISLPR     (PR) Celebrating what would have been the 58th birthday of punk icon JOEY RAMONE, the annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH will take place Tuesday, May 19th at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.  Mickey Leigh, event organizer and brother of Joey Ramone, has announced that, as part of the 9th annual Bash, […]

The Bob Dylan Show Announces All-Star Roster for the 2009 Ballpark Tour

 According to Bob Dylan’s record label, he will be sharing the stage this summer with John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson.  Billed as The Bob Dylan Show, the tour will play mostly minor league baseball stadiums. Dylan’s recently released album is titled Together Through Life. This is the second time in 24 years that the three […]


(Image from the internet)    “King of the Dogs,” the lead single from Iggy Pop‘s forthcoming album Préliminaires, was released digitally on May 5 through all digital retailers including Amazon, iTunes and Rhapsody. Rolling Stone included the song on their “Hot List” calling it “Magnifique,” and adding that “on this Big Easy-style single from his […]


(PR) At the Ramones’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the award presentation and acceptance for Ramones lead singer JOEY RAMONE was mistakenly omitted from the program’s schedule. As a result, the statue meant for JOEY ended up being abandoned at the podium.   The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and The […]

FIRST LOOK BOOK: Vera Ramone King, Wife of Ramone’s Legend Dee Dee Ramone, Comes to New York City in June

(PR) Beverly Hills publisher Phoenix Books will release Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone by Vera Ramone King (Phoenix Books, June 2009, $22.95).   Featuring dozens of never-before-seen pictures and a foreword by Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads legends Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, here’s the real, raw story of the Ramones—one of the […]


(Image): Courtesy of MSO (PR) Seattle native DUFF MCKAGAN (Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses) will make his radio host debut next week with “Radio Loaded,” a one-hour show on 99.9 KISW “The Rock of Seattle” and at kisw.com.  The show will air Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.  Immediately following […]

ON STAGE: Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 Is A Smash!

BROADWAY MUSICAL EARNS FOUR TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS  (Image): Courtesy of MSO (PR)“What’s fresh and original are Dolly Parton’s bouncy, big-hearted songs, which accompany the familiar title tune…’I Just Might’ [is] a bright, optimistic ballad. The best number, ‘Change It,’ is about the office but really addresses larger issues, and makes the show shine.” –Joe Dziemianowicz, New […]


(Image): Courtesy MSO/Nadine Joy  (PR)  Ted Nugent continues to make a difference in the lives of others and, in his words, connect with “people who matter.”  Yesterday, a young Florida girl suffering from a life-threatening medical condition traveled with her family to Texas to spend four days with NUGENT at his SpiritWild Ranch with the help […]


(Image from the internet) (PR) (West Hollywood, Calif. – May 5, 2009) The second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is confirmed for Sept. 10-12, 2009. In addition to The Strip’s six signature music venues hosting diverse music lineups, SSMF 2009 will also include an outdoor street festival component with the closure of Sunset Boulevard between […]

NEW DVD RELEASES: Depeche Mode The Dark Progression

(Image) Courtesy of MVD Visual Available on DVD June 16, 2009 Through MVD Visual (PR) MVD Visual and Sexy Intellectual are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression for North American distribution on DVD.     Thirty years into a quite extraordinary career, Depeche Mode remain the most successful electronic band ever, having to date sold over […]

A Look Back At: John Waters’ A Dirty Shame

Text © M.A.Cassata Originally published in Cleavage Magazine October 2004 (Image): Coutresy of New Line Cinema     If you ever meet John Waters, don’t call him a cultural icon, he may be offended.  After all, here’s a brilliant man whose entire career has been devoted to the bursting open wide mainstream culture.  But nonetheless, from his […]

ON THE BIG SCREEN…Burning Down The House

Text © M.A. Cassata Image from the internet   This 90-minute tribute to CBGBs and its founder Hilly Kristal may be a little rough around the edges, but then again wasn’t the famed club sorta the same way—  rough and messy, but oh so worth it in its heyday.  So, how did a club called “Country […]