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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Conversations with Newcomer Dylan Gardner, Funk Volume's Damien Ritter and Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I had this giant arsenal of songs because I soon discovered I was prolific, which probably stemmed from the fact that since the day I was born, I kind of had this undying energy to always do something creative before I went to sleep, otherwise I felt like I didn't do my duty as a human that day.

Talking With Al Kooper About Michael Bloomfield and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here's a conversation with Al Kooper for his new album, From His Head To His Heart To His Hands.

A Hit Song For Every Day Of The Week; Or, Music Has This Covered, Rebecca Black

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

"Friday" singer Rebecca Black recently stunned us with her latest viral hit, "Saturday." The title left some internet users nervous with the thought t...

Movie Review: Muscle Shoals

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Either the title of the documentary Muscle Shoals resonates with you -- in which case it resonates hard -- or you have no idea what it means. But you should -- or you should find out by watching the movie, one of the year's most entertaining and enriching nonfiction films.

Unsafe in Black and White America

Morgan Guyton | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I have a feeling that I'm not the only white guy who experiences these thoughts that I sure don't want to have in my head. But I desperately want to unlearn these instincts because if I feel unsafe around someone else because they're black, I am part of the reason that the world becomes unsafe for them.

Bret Michaels' Parenting Advice

Ashley Knierim | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ashley Knierim

Bret Michaels is 2013's comeback kid. Between kicking off his brand-new reality show, Rock My RV, and releasing his first album in three years, the legendary rocker is back.

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

Lynyrd Skynyrd in an Exclusive Clip From The Soup's Upcoming Wild Redneck Episode (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV
Greg Archer

With Honey Boo Boo's popularity being milked like nobody's business, the folks over at The Soup can't help but grab a hoe and drag all things hillbilly through the mud of the pop culture pigpen. And it looks like rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd want to lend a hand.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Won't Abandon The Confederate Flag

Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

Though many applauded Lynyrd Skynyrd's attempt to distance themselves from the Confederate flag, the decision has angered some fans, who took to the i...

Famed Rock Band Won't Stop Using Confederate Flag

Salon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

Recently, Lynyrd Skynyrd told CNN that it has stopped associating itself with the Confederate flag because "it became such an issue about race." The f...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels RNC Gig

Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment

Lynyrd Skynyrd has canceled a performance during Republican National Convention festivities in Tampa, THR reports. A number of entertainers are sl...

Last Of A Dyin' Breed: A Conversation With Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Fireworks, Independence and Road Rage Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Elliott Smith, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Portugal. The Man, Voxtrot, Joy Division and more.

Amazing Playlists From A Legend Who Worked With Dylan And The Stones

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Al Kooper was like a sonic roommate during my freshman year at a small university in a Pennsylvania town with a population under 5,000. My actual roommate was a very nice guy who never said anything. Meaningful contact with attractive females was out of the question for a shy frosh, so I spent my free hours under the headphones with the Blues Project, of which he was a key member.

Ooh That Smell! Lynyrd Skynyrd Headlines RNC

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Can't you smell that smell? Two months away from the 2012 Republican National Convention, the event's music lineup is coming to fruition. Politico...

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Open Vegas Restaurant

Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

Lynyrd Skynyrd has found a new sweet home, but it's a bit of a trek from Alabama. The rock band plans to open a barbecue joint in Las Vegas' Excalibur...

Sing, America, Sing

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Why don't we sing in America? Why don't we have awesome drinking songs? Or sports songs? Why is our "go to" chanting U.S.A.? I feel like our capabilities far exceed these three letters.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."

Fresh From Jimmy Kimmel Live!: A Conversation With Jonathan Tyler

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Feeling fiery following last night's Jimmy Kimmel Show appearance, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are kicking-off a major national tour with the likes of Kid Rock, AC/DC, and ZZ Top, plus hitting Bonnaroo for good measure.

CREW, VoteVets File IRS, FTC Complaints Against Sean Hannity Charity Freedom Concerts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Freedom Concerts, Sean Hannity's scholarship charity for the children of fallen soldiers, has violated its charitable tax status, according to a Washi...

Southern Exposure: Conversations With Bo Bice and Widespread Panic's John Bell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following are interviews with Bice and Panic's John Bell during which they talk about their new projects, parenthood, the late Vic Chesnutt, a little social consciousness, and The Little Prince.

Death By Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Abraham Shakespeare should have been on top of the world. In 2006, he won $16.9 million in the Florida lottery. Last week, they found his body buried five feet deep under concrete.

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.

Ean Evans, Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist, Dead At 48

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Bassist Donald "Ean" Evans of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died after a battle with cancer. Lowndes County Coron...