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Jj Cale Dies Aged 74

29th July 2013

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...

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Remarkable Singer-songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th July 2013

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...

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Meat Loaf Cries On Stage As He Thanks Fans

11th April 2013

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'...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Rocker Gary Rossington Hospitalised

15th February 2013

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....

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Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

14th November 2012

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...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Crown Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

14th November 2012

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 -...

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Music Legends Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

14th November 2012

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,...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Re-route Concert Cruise Due To Hurricane Sandy

29th October 2012

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...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Restaurant Closing In Las Vegas

2nd October 2012

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...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd To Keep Confederate Flag

25th September 2012

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,...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Abandon Confederate Army Flag Due To Race Row

24th September 2012

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...

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Trey Songz Rockets To Number One In Album Charts

1st September 2012

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...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Scrap Concert Over Encroaching Hurricane

27th August 2012

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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The Voice: Who Will Win Tonight's Final?

8th May 2012

Last night (May 7, 2012), the final four contestants on the U.S. series of The Voice performed for the last time. Their fate is now in the hands of the public, as the celebrity judges...

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Black Crowes Star Johnny Colt Joins Lynyrd Skynyrd

3rd May 2012

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have recruited former Black Crowes star Johnny Colt to replace the late Donald Evans, who died after losing his cancer battle in 2009.The Sweet Home Alabama legends are hitting the road in...

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Beach Boys Restaurant To Open

5th December 2011

The Beach Boys are following in the footsteps of Lynyrd Skynyrd by opening a themed-restaurant in Las Vegas.The rock group has teamed up with Sin City restaurateurs to create the Lynyrd Skynyrd Bbq & Beer...

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Van Zant Hospitalised

11th August 2011

Lynyrd Skynyrd have cancelled a series of concerts after singer Johnny Van Zant was hospitalised over the weekend (06-07Aug11).The frontman was admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday (06Aug11) to seek...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Restaurant To Open

10th June 2011

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to open a restaurant in Las Vegas.The group has teamed up with several Sin City restaurateurs to create Lynyrd Skynyrd Bbq & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. The venue,...

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Conan O'brien's Beard To Be Shaved By Ferrell

19th April 2011

Conan O Brien 's famous beard is under threat after the comedian and actor Will Ferrell threatened to shave it off when he next appears on the host's talk show. Conan O Brien welcomes the...

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Allen Begins To Smile Again

15th November 2010

British singer LILY ALLEN is learning to smile again following her tragic miscarriage last month (Oct10), telling fans on how she laughed after spotting an advert for a LYNYRD SKYNYRD tribute band.The star was...

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The Real Lynyrd Skynyrd Dies

21st September 2010

The Florida teacher who inspired rockers LYNYRD SKYNYRD's misspelled name has died.Leonard Skinner died on Monday (20Sep10) at a nursing home in Riverside, Florida. He was 77. The Freebird rockers paid a sarcastic tribute to...

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Ac/dc, Kiss And Slash Lead Rock Nominations

13th August 2010

AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, KISS and Slash are all up for two awards at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. The four rock giants are all nominated for the coveted Band of the Year...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Singer White Loses Cancer Battle

25th June 2010

Rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD have lost another family member - former singer DEBORAH JO WHITE has lost her battle with cancer.The 58 year old, who performed as Jo Jo Billingsley, passed away on Thursday (24Jun10)...

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Bret Michaels To Return To Stage

30th April 2010

Bret Michaels is to play live again following his brain haemorrhage.The Poison frontman - who suffered the haemorrhage last week - will return to the stage in a month, to play a promised tour date...

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Bret Michaels Readying To Rock

29th April 2010

Bret Michaels plans to resume touring within a month.The 47-year-old rocker - who suffered a brain haemorrhage last week - is making good progress with his recovery and is hoping to get back on the...

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Brave Bret Planning Concert Comeback From Hospital

29th April 2010

Worried fans of ailing rocker BRET MICHAELS have been given a big boost - his aides are hopeful he'll be back onstage late next month (May10).The Poison singer is recovering in an Arizona hospital after...

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Skynyrd Drummer Shows Off Art Skills

10th February 2010

LYNYRD SKYNYRD drummer MICHAEL CARTELLONE is proving his talents don't stop with music - the percussionist's artwork is set to go on display at exhibits in the U.S. this summer (10).The legendary drummer and artist's...

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Unique Promotions For G.i. Joe

3rd August 2009

Paramount is attempting a different marketing strategy in its effort to promote next weekend's big-budget action movie, G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra . Although the film has generated widely divergent opinions on entertainment blogs,...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Evans Loses Cancer Battle

7th May 2009

LYNYRD SKYNYRD bassist EAN EVANS has lost his battle with cancer, just four months after the rockers mourned the death of former keyboardist BILLY POWELL. The star passed away on Wednesday (06May09) at the age of...

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