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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

TMZ Bus Tour New York: See New York Celebrity Style

May 6th, 2014 10:45pm EDT
TMZ Tour bus
On May 2, I experienced one of the most popular tours in New York City, the TMZ Bus Tour, a hysterical spin-off tour based on the widely-successful entertainment tabloid TV show! I spoke with the tourists and our guide, Rob as I rode along to experience the adventure.

TMZ likes to call it the 'celebrity safari.' If you're a huge fan of the show, you'll already be familiar with the tour. It's all based on luck and timing whether you spot a celebrity. On this tour, we weren't so lucky and no celebrity wanted to be spotted that day! I guess it sucks being famous!

The tour began roaming throu...

ASIA’s ‘Heat Of The Moment’ With New Album ‘Gravitas’

April 21st, 2014 3:30pm EDT
ASIA’s ‘Heat Of The Moment’ With New Album ‘Gravitas’
British progressive 80s rock supergroup, ASIA is back with a brand new album, "Gravitas" (Frontiers Records) (derived from the Latin meaning ‘dignity.’) It’s currently available in four formats as a CD, the deluxe edition with the CD/DVD containing the music video for their track, ‘Valkyrie’ a CD with a bonus track and a special edition Japanese import.

Their last album, “XXX” was released last year.

Asia has announced U.S. fall tour dates in support of their new album with more dates expected to be announced soon! Their current lineup features John Wetton, (bass, vocals), Carl Palme...

Nicolas Cage: Not Your Average 'Joe'

April 14th, 2014 3:30pm EDT
Nicolas Cage: Not Your Average 'Joe'
Academy Award winner, Nicolas Cage's new film, "Joe" (Lionsgate) opened in limited release at select theaters on April 11. It's now also available for download on ITunes, which is how I viewed the film on my IPad since it wasn't available at a theater near me.

"Joe" is an independent drama film directed and produced by filmmaker, David Gordon Green. It's based on the novel by Larry Brown. It has a very dark script about an ex-convict with a hot-headed temper named Joe Ransom (Nicolas Cage), who befriends a 15-year-old boy named Gary looking for work, played by the incredibly talented risi...

Styx Lawrence Gowan:'We're Pumped Up About The Soundtrack of Summer Tour!'

April 9th, 2014 11:35pm EDT
The Soundtrack of Summer Tour featuring, Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder is fast approaching and it's expected to be the ultimate rock and roll extravaganza of the summer season. The guys are teaming up with the 'Juke Box Heroes' and a former Eagle. They're all long-time friends.

Styx's current lineup features Lawrence Gowan, (keyboards, vocals), Tommy Shaw (lead guitar, vocals), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitar) Todd Sucherman, (drums), Ricky Phillips, (bass) and occasionally their old friend and original bassist, Chuck Panozzo.

Styx's own lead-vocalist-keyboardist Lawrence Gowan spoke t...

Don Felder: 'The Soundtrack of Summer Tour is Selling Very Well'

April 4th, 2014 11:21am EDT
Don Felder
Don Felder, the former lead guitarist for The Eagles will join his band mates and members of Styx and Foreigner for the spectacular, "Soundtrack of Summer" tour coming to a venue near you in May. And what better way to celebrate summer than to see all three iconic acts on one stage! The tickets are selling very rapidly so fans are encouraged to act quickly so they don't miss out on this awesome show this summer! His new album, 'Road to Forever' features guest musicians, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Styx's own Tommy Shaw on vocals.

I spoke directly with Don about the upcoming tour, his new...

A Conversation With Carl Palmer

April 3rd, 2014 12:14pm EDT
Carl Palmer
Legendary drummer, Carl Palmer of ASIA and formerly of Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP); has a new CD entitled, 'Carl, Do Ya Wanna Play?' as well as the 120-minute 'Decade' DVD. Carl will be one of the featured performers aboard The Monsters of Rock and The Moody Blues Cruise: Return to the Isle of Wight April 2-7. I had the opportunity to speak with him before he left for Miami about his career, the cruises, and his projects.

“This anthology is a re-release with some updates on it taken from the 'Working Live' selection and the 'Decade' DVD is about 13 years old now; it was a complete summar...

Ian Anderson Discusses New Album 'Homo Erraticus'

April 3rd, 2014 9:30am EDT
Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson, The mastermind flautist and front man behind the classic British prog rock band, Jethro Tull returns with a brand new album released on April 14 entitled, "Homo Erraticus." Anderson spoke with me back in February and will reunite with his talented band with a new tour to support the album.

"The album, ('Homo Erraticus') is the written translation from the Latin which means 'The Wandering Man'. It's the story of all of us looking for a better life," explains Ian in a telephone interview. He continues, "It is definitely the story of migration (or immigration) is a hot topic pa...

Five Fun Facts About ‘Left Behind’ Star Nicolas Cage

March 30th, 2014 7:25pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has another blockbuster movie set to be released this October entitled, “Left Behind” where he portrays pilot, Ray Steele. The movie is a remake of the 80s flick of the same title starring Kirk Cameron.

Here’s 5 fun facts (related to flying) about the “Left Behind” star:

He claims he’s psychic and had visions of flying or being a superhero as a child.

He actually wanted to be a hang gliding pilot but is not permitted to unless he is working as one in a movie.

In a scene from the movie, “City of Angels” he falls off of a skyscraper.

He was obsessed with comics and Superma...

Moose Patrol: Drowning In The Success of Their New EP

March 17th, 2014 9:27pm EDT
Moose Patrol: Drowning In The Success of Their New EP
Moose Patrol is a new alternative rock trio from Manchester, England. Their five-track new EP entitled, 'Drowning' was released last year but is still fresh and sounds amazing! What’s unique about them is that they reached their peak and have their own hard-core style and identity. I hope to interview this band if they ever come to the U.S. I have to wonder how they picked their unusual name. According to an interview on Rock, the band cites their musical influences as Foo Fighters and Muse.

They are featured on Spotify, which is where I first discovered them. I was immediate...

Rock Legend-Drummer Carl Palmer Releases New Anthology CD and DVD

March 16th, 2014 9:21pm EDT
Rock Legend-Drummer Carl Palmer Releases New Anthology CD and DV
Carl Palmer is among the world’s most renowned drummers. He’s known for his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, ASIA, and now he has his solo 2-CD anthology entitled, “Carl, Do Ya Wanna Play?” and DVD, DECADE:10TH Anniversary Carl Palmer, released on March 11th and is now available on his website as well on the Music Video Distributors MVD Entertainment Group’s website. It also features an acclaimed art film by British director Andrew Cross which presents Palmer’s drum solo as a form of physical art.

The DVD chronicles Carl’s 2011 solo tour show and commemorates the 10th Anniversary of hi...