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January 15th, 2014
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": The famed "Forum" in Calif. is open for business, Chris Christie faces the music, but can't satisfy everyone

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  • The Forum in California is open for business!

In 2012, the famed "Forum" in Englewood, Calif. was purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company, with the ownership group revealing designs of turning the former sports arena into a top-notch concert venue.

With the musical dream scheduled to become reality this week, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited the two men at the top of the project to offer a window into their vision.

"It's an arena that is totally dedicated to music, the entertainment. And there are no score boards. There won't be any hockey games there. There won't be any basketball games there," explained James Dolan, the Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company. "The entire building has been re-engineered to make the concert experience the best experience you could possibly have as a fan and as an artist. And this is the first time it's ever been done."

With the legendary "Eagles" band set to help re-open the "Forum" with six January performances, including an opening show scheduled for Wednesday, Irving Azoff noted the attention paid to audio quality and enhancing the overall musical experience.

"Jim and I share a common goal. Jim is a musician and we care about musicians and we care about fans," noted Azoff, the Chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment, LLC. "The Eagles walked off the stage from a sound check in the past couple of days and it probably is the best sounding building in the world. And it's no accident."

Watch the clip as both guests go on to reveal for Piers Morgan their personal favorite musical acts of all-time.

  • What's next for Chris Christie

As Chris Christie continues to face the music following a pair of scandals to start 2014, on Tuesday night Piers Morgan invited a trio of politicians to offer their insights into the New Jersey governor's attempts at weathering the storm, and preserving his long term career aspirations.

"I look at four years of an exemplary record. You can't deny that. I mean, we're looking at one isolated incident that never should have happened," explained Michael Grimm, a Republican Congressman representing New York. "But let's look at the fact that the state of New Jersey is so much better off over the last four years."

Bill Pascrell, meanwhile, objected to the minimizing of Christie's recent missteps:

"It's not a minor blip at all. We have 7.8 percent unemployment. How can anybody call that a great record," asked the Democratic U.S. Representative, who like Christie works out of New Jersey. "We still have the highest property - some of the highest property taxes in the country. I can't blame that all on the governor, of course. But you know, when one thing happens then it mirrors everything else."

On the other hand, Jon Bramnick credited Christie for facing the music, and admitting to any transgressions that occurred under his command:

"He stood before the national media for two hours, answered every question. [He] came before the legislature in the state of New Jersey today and was clear," said the Republican State Assemblyman from New Jersey, referencing Tuesday's "State of the State" address in Trenton. "He takes full responsibility. But he stated clearly he was lied to .... of course there's going to be an overreaction here. This was on his watch. He took responsibility. But he was lied to. What else do you want from this man?"

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