While there are plenty of musicians, record collectors and journos who will argue (as only musicians, record collectors and journos can) that all rock is "Southern rock" due to its geographical origins, Southern rock is nonetheless a well-defined genre. And that genre finally gets its comprehensive ... More >>
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2013 While there have been numerous personnel changes over the years for both Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company, the songs were still there Thursday at the Woodlands Pavilion. That's all that mattered. It was a night of drunken sing ... More >>
Though the plane crash that claimed the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zandt and guitarist Steve Gaines looms horrifically large over the history of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band's legacy is as much about survival as it is tragedy. More than 35 years since the band was nearly snuffed out for good, their clas ... More >>
Music fans are selfish. We might act like we only want what's best for our favorite bands, but the truth is that we really just want what will give us the most gratification. A lot of ink, both real and digital, has been used this year to talk about reunions. And while writers might dissect the mot ... More >>
Musio Clemente, as painted by Aleksander OrlowskiIt's hard to argue against the guitar solos that make up the second half of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" as being one of the most famous duels of musical virtuosity in audio history. It's Gary Rossington vs. Allen Collins in a six-string fight ... More >>
The "Rock N Roll Jesus" himself/photos by Mark C. Austin Maybe the Texas heat and August humidity has finally sent me around the bend for good, but "All Summer Long," as Kid Rock would say, I've been in the throes of the biggest case of classic-rock fever I've ever had. I thought it would finally b ... More >>
Thursday, March 17 (Montgomery Gentry), and Friday, March 18 (Lynyrd Skynyrd), at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Reliant Center, 1 Reliant Park, 832-667-1400.