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Suzanne Rothberg ( is an entertainment columnist. She has interviewed many music legends such as Peter Frampton, Don Felder, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Carl Palmer, Jim McCarty, Uriah Heep, Ritchie Blackmore, etc. She has written for and

Gin Blossoms Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela Talks Upcoming Tour

2/8/2016 10:10am EST
Gin Blossoms press photo by Saki Photography
One of the most successful iconic bands of the late 80s and 90s, The Gin Blossoms with hits ‘Hey Jealousy’ ‘Alison Road’ ‘Follow You Down’ 'Until I Fall Away' 'Found Out About You' ‘Until I Hear It From You’ and the Grammy-nominated single, ‘As Long As It Matters’ which earned the band 10 million in sales in the US alone. They will be playing some gigs at a venue near you. One of their stops along the way will be Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill on February 14 Valentines Day.

The band consists of singer/guitarist Robin Wilson, guitarist Jesse Valenzuela and bassist Bill Leen. They foun...

Nicolas Cage Signs On For ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’

2/7/2016 5:08pm EST
Nicolas Cage The Runner premiere
Variety has recently reported that tireless actor Nicolas Cage will begin filming Hannibal Classics thriller in Atlanta, Georgia called, ‘Vengeance: A Love Story.’The production is ready to commence in March.

Hannibal is starting international sales this week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro of Hannibal Classics and Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures. The executive producer is Patricia Eberle.

Harold Becker is directing from a John Mankiewicz screenplay, based on the 2003 novel by Joyce Carol Oates called 'Rape: A Love Story.'

Oates’ novel is a da...

Nicolas Cage Returns Stolen Dinosaur Skull He Bought

12/22/2015 9:52am EST
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has been known for his outrageous purchases. According to sources Reuters and Rolling Stone Magazine, Cage purchased a Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skull at a Beverly Hills Auction House in 2007 for $276,000.

Over the weekend, U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement ordered the return of the skull back to Mongolia after the fossil was smuggled illegally into the U.S. Reports originally did not specify the owner of the relic but later surfaced that the 67m-year-old fossil belonged to Cage.

At the time, the actor was unaware that the skull was stolen and smuggled illegally into America...

Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO ‘Alone in the Universe'

12/17/2015 2:50pm EST
Jeff Lynne's ELO album cover
It’s been nearly 15 years since we last heard from the rock legend and frontman behind ELO. Well now the long wait is over and Jeff Lynne's ELO fans can now rejoice that Jeff’s new album, ‘Alone in the Universe’ has hit the market on Apple Music and various retail outlets everywhere. The album was released on November 13 and it’s been heavily promoted on national late night television, including an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' performing two songs, his new single, 'When I Was a Boy' and the classic ELO tune, 'Evil Woman.' The album is doing extremely well on the charts in the US and a...

YES Bassist Releases New Concept Album ‘Citizen’

12/7/2015 10:00am EST
Billy Sherwood: YES Bassist Releases New Concept Album ‘Citizen’
YES bassist Billy Sherwood has a new landmark concept solo album entitled, 'Citizen.' The album was released on November 6 and is currently available everywhere. Billy created this concept album based on a 'lost soul' that is reincarnated into various periods of history. He was inspired by the notion that General Patton believed he was reincarnated on various battlefields through time and wanted to take that concept even further. As the songwriter/producer, Billy placed the citizen character into significant moments of history.

We spoke with Billy in an exclusive interview about the album ...

Nicolas Cage Helps Spread Word About Missing Teen

11/19/2015 3:55pm EST
Nicolas Cage
Iconic movie star, Nicolas Cage was on the set of filming “Dog Eat Dog” a film by Paul Schrader, near Cleveland on November 18 when a man interrupted the filming and approached Cage in a desperate plea to find his missing daughter.

According to media sources, TMZ, ABC 5 News Cleveland and WKYC NBC News 3 Cleveland, Britt Ramsey, the stepfather of 15-year-old Alexis Boroviak asked Nicolas to take a picture with her “missing” poster knowing it would gain media attention and alert authorities of her disappearance. She has been missing from her hometown of Brooklyn, Ohio for ten days. Sources ...

Concert Review: Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera At The Capitol Theatre

11/12/2015 5:11pm EST
Jethro Tull band photo
Ian Anderson and his band, Jethro Tull brought their rock opera ensemble to the Capitol Theatre on November 10. Anderson is a phenomenal flutist and the rest of the band rocked the house complete with a virtual reality backdrop with computer video imagery that told the story behind Jethro Tull and his adventures in England. The woman that played Jethro Tull’s love interest Suzie has a beautiful voice as well as the rest of the virtual cast.

The current band lineup is David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).

The performance is quasi-ope...

REO Speedwagon Keep ‘Pushin’ On’ After 27 Years

10/22/2015 10:01am EDT
Kevin Cronin and REO
REO Speedwagon played a tight set at The Capitol Theatre October 20 and the fans were definitely into it and rockin’ out! They have played at the Capitol Theatre previously but this is their first time returning in a while.

My seat was located near the soundboard, so it was interesting to watch the engineer at work while I was also watching the show itself! During the first half of the show, I snapped many photos on the sidelines and got different angles of the concert!

The Chicago-based band has been together for 48 years since 1967. They played most of their famous hits including 'I Can...

REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Hall: 'We’re Back On The Road Again!'

9/28/2015 5:52pm EDT
REO Speedwagon
It’s true! REO Speedwagon is hitting the road across the United States and is making a local stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on October 20!

The band is known for their greatest hits, “Keep On Loving You” (one of my favorite REO songs), “Can’t Fight This Feeling” “Back On The Road Again” "Time For Me To Fly" "Take It On The Run" “Variety Tonight” “Shakin’ It Loose Tonight” “Riding The Storm Out” and many others. Their most successful album of the 80s was “Hi Infidelity."

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bruce Hall, and he told Starpulse all about it! But don’t expect a new...

The Doobie Brothers Look Forward To Upcoming Tour

5/21/2015 9:00pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers Are Ready To Rock This Summer
There’s not one moment that you turn on the radio and the timeless classic tunes of The Doobie Brothers music doesn't come on. They receive numerous amounts of airplay on Top 40 and Classic Rock stations across the country. Their music is the soundtrack of our lives with hits ‘Black Water,’ ‘China Grove,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ ‘Long Train Running,’ 'Jesus Is Just Alright,’ ‘Listen To The Music,’ ‘Taking It To The Streets’ ‘Rocking Down the Highway’ and ‘What A Fool Believes.' These are just some of the songs that receive regular airplay.

The band is now a trio featuring John McFee, (guitar, ...