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Dwayne Johnson Honours Pearl Harbor Veterans

The Moana star hosted Rock the Troops on Wednesday (07Dec16), a special event held for more than 45,000 members of the U.S. military and their families at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Honouring the...

Gary Rossington 'Feeling Real Good' After Heart Surgery

The veteran rockers had to axe shows earlier this year (16) as the guitarist struggled with chest pains, a year after he suffered a heart attack. Rossington recently went under the knife...

Gary Rossington's Chest Pains Prompt Lynyrd Skynyrd Show Cancellation

The band was scheduled to hit the stage in Lewiston, but Rossington recently began experiencing chest pains and is now undergoing medical evaluations in Atlanta, Georgia. "Lynyrd Skynyrd will resume their...

Johnny Van Zant Hospitalised With Bronchitis - Report

The frontman was driven to a hospital in Florida by his brother, Donnie Van Zant, on Tuesday (12Jul16). According to kshe95.com, it was initially believed he was suffering from pneumonia, but he was...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Biopic In The Works

Free Bird, which is named after the group's 1973 hit, will centre on the 1977 plane crash which cost lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and three...

Rocker Jimmie Van Zant Dies At 59

The cousin of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant was reportedly in hospice care awaiting a liver transplant in Florida before his death on Thursday (07Apr16)."It is with a very heavy heart that we...

Gary Rossington's Ill Health Prompts Lynyrd Skynyrd To Cancel Rest Of 2015 Tour

The musician was hospitalised in early October (15) after suffering the cardiac arrest, days before he had been due to undergo heart surgery. Doctors subsequently repaired two heart stents and added a...

Gary Rossington Determined To Get Back On Stage After Heart Attack

The group's frontman Johnny Van Zant tells Billboard his bandmate has still got "a lot of life ahead of him" after his health scare. "Gary's doing good (sic)," he says. "I talked to...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows Over Gary Rossington's Heart Attack

The musician, who underwent a heart bypass in 2003, had been scheduled for surgery on the organ when he had the attack, and doctors subsequently repaired two heart stents and added a third....

Guitarist Gary Rossington Suffers Heart Attack

Members of the musician's family have revealed doctors had to repair two heart stents and add a third. Rossington will also have to have another surgery so medics can add a fourth stent...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies In Car Crash

The rock group's original percussionist passed away in the single vehicle accident in Georgia, U.S. on Friday (03Apr15). A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that Burns veered his car off...

Robert Burns Jr., Former Drummer Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies In Car Crash

64-year-old Robert Burns Jr., a drummer and former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died in a car crash, according to Reuters. The accident happened in Georgia on Friday night. According to the Georgia State Patrol...

Bob Burns, Former Drummer Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies In Car Crash Aged 64

The original drummer for the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died in a car crash. Bob Burns was involved in the crash on Friday (3rd April) in Cartersville, Georgia. The news was confirmed by Cartersville...

Beyonce's 'Bey Hive' Attacks Kid Rock With Stinging Remarks After He Criticises Their Queen

Kid Rock has angered many of Beyoncé's devoted fans after he criticised the 33-year-old 'Drunk in Love' singer in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Kid Rock, A.K.A. Robert James Ritchie, said in was "flabbergasted"...

Moby And Lynyrd Skynyrd At The Namm Show [Pictures]

Trade shows aren't usually all that interesting for people outside of the specific companies in attendance, yet for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show things are a little different. While it is, of...

Stars Line Up For Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Concert

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are gathering a group of famous friends for a tribute show in Georgia in November (14).One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd will feature...

Jj Cale Dies Aged 74

JJ Cale has died aged 74. The US singer/songwriter and guitarist, who penned hits such as 'After Midnight' by Eric Clapton and 'Breeze' by Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away at 8pm on Friday (26.07.13) in California...

Remarkable Singer-songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

JJ Cale, the infamous songwriter and musician responsible for Eric Clapton’s After Midnight and Cocaine, died yesterday (Friday, July 26) at the old age of 74, Reuters reports. Cale, who had a respectable performing career...

Meat Loaf Cries On Stage As He Thanks Fans

Meat Loaf cried on stage as he performed what could be his last ever concert in London last night (10.04.13).The 65-year-old rocker paid an emotional tribute to his fans at his 'Last at Bat Tour'...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocker Gary Rossington Hospitalised

Rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd have cancelled upcoming shows in Mississippi after guitarist Gary Rossington was hospitalised.The 61 year old was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming to undergo tests for an abdominal infection....

Lynyrd Skynyrd Crown Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

Lynyrd Skynyrd brought the Classic Rock Roll of Honour to a close last night (13.11.12) with a scintillating set. The Southern US rockers - anchored by Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke -...

Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release their 11th studio album in early 2014. James Dean Bradfield, the group's lead vocalist and guitarist, insists the 'Design For Life' hitmakers' next record is ''much better'' than...

Music Legends Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

Zz Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Nikki Sixx were honoured at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards in London on Tuesday evening (13Nov12).ZZ Top picked up The Living Legend Award at the annual bash,...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Re-route Concert Cruise Due To Hurricane Sandy

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have been forced to re-route their concert cruise in a bid to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.The Sweet Home Alabama hitmaker's five-day Simple Man Cruise was due to sail from Miami...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Restaurant Closing In Las Vegas

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Las Vegas restaurant is set to close due to financial problems.Lynyrd Skynyrd Bbq & Beer opened in Sin City last year (11), but last week (begs24Sep12) U.S. judge Linda Riegle ordered the eatery's...

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Keep Confederate Flag

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have reversed their decision to drop the Confederate flag from their stage show following an outcry from fans.The Sweet Home Alabama singers previously announced they would no longer use the banner,...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Abandon Confederate Army Flag Due To Race Row

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have opted to retire the Confederate flag which has been part of the band's stageshow for years - because the message of the banner has been lost amid race issues.Guitarist Gary...

Trey Songz Rockets To Number One In Album Charts

Trey Songz's fifth studio album, Chapter V, has topped the Billboard Album Chart by selling 135,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. This mark's Songz's first time at the top of the...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Scrap Concert Over Encroaching Hurricane

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd cancelled a concert at the Republican National Convention in Florida on Sunday (26Aug12) due to the threat of a tropical storm.The band was slated to perform at the Liberty Plaza in Tampa...

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