New Jersey has some amazing talent when it comes to live music, and there's nothing like a good tribute band to make you feel like you’re hearing your favorite band for way less money and much closer to home!

When I first saw the “B Street Band” featuring Glen Stuart doing a dead-on Bruce Springsteen, I was so blown away I decided to look into who else was rocking NJ with the sounds of other classic bands!

For a taste of Classic Billy Joel, make sure to catch Captain Jack, the Billy Joel Tribute band on Aug. 27 on the Franklin Avenue Stage in Seaside Heights from 7 to 11 p.m. Here are some of NJ’s best tribute bands, and some of the ones I’d like to see that don’t exist (yet).

And here's ten ideas (better ones) for tribute bands I'd like to see!

  • Dime Forward (Nickelback)
  • Diversely Employed Gays (Village People)
  • Weedful Head (Grateful Dead)
  • Fat Girl Choking (Mamas & the Papas)
  • Hot, Sexy & Dead (Jim Morrison & the Doors)
  • Old, Sexy & Rich (Rolling Stones)
  • Wife Beaters (Chris Brown)
  • Burgundy 6 1/2 (Maroon 5)
  • The Bald Hippie (James Taylor)
  • Skinny but Dead (Karen Carpenter)

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