Fans and peers are mourning the loss of Trans-Siberian Orchestra leader Paul O'Neill, who has died at 61. The New York-born musician has left a rich legacy, which you can read about here.

Neil Young is sick, so David Letterman will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The retired host and the band go way back, including a 2006 special concert at the Late Show's homebase, the Ed Sullivan Theatre:

Journey, YES, ELO, Joan Baez and Tupac Shakur are also in the Class of 2017. The Induction Ceremony is Friday in Brooklyn. It will air on HBO on April 29.

 

Atlantic City will have its own Hard Rock Hotel & Casino within the next couple of years. The former Trump Taj Mahal is undergoing a massive renovation.

Demi Lovato and James Corden ran through a 'Divas Riff Off'. classics by Cher, Aretha and Tina Turner plus newer hits from Adele, Katy Perry and Demi, too.

Lovato voices Smurfette in the animated Smurfs: The Lost Village, which hits theaters this week. It packs lots of star voice power (even Gordon Ramsay has a cameo!).

Mountain Jam has revealed its daily lineup & single-day tickets are on-sale. The festival is set for Hunter Mountain, NY, from June 16-18. Headliners this year are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Sat), the Steve Miller Band (Sun) and the String Cheese Incident (Fri). (Peter Frampton is also on Sunday's roster. )

Daniel Craig could return as James Bond, after all. Despite the actor's blunt words after Spectre, things 'have changed'. Producers reportedly soured on Tom Hiddleston as a 007 prospect, as being "too smug and not tough enough".The next project will be Bond 25.


Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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