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Ronnie Van Zandt

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    New Lynyrd Skynyrd: What Have We Been Missing?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top 5 Country Music Feuds

    The great mullet smackdown of 1992, starring Travis Tritt and Billy Ray Cyrus​Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along. But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Beyonce's 4 & 11 Other Numerical Album Titles

    ​Beyonce is not the first artist to title her album after a number. Here are 11 more - one of which B may have to unseat from the top of the charts when her fourth solo album, 4, is released next month. Chicago, Chicago III-Twenty 1 (1971-91): Chicago had a simple formula for naming albums: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Seven Skynyrd Songs Better than "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Free Bird"

    Allow Rocks Off to let the cat out of the bag for a second: this evening at the Woodlands, Lynyrd Skynyrd will close with "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird." Taking nothing away from either song - they are, after all, a serious rebuke to Dixie-haters and Southern racists alike disguised as a pools ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Happy Birthday, Shakey

    As one of rock's premier songwriters, guitarists and even vocalists - that reedy tenor grows on you, big-time - Neil Young's body of work is second only to Bob Dylan's in terms of quality-to-amount ratio. But Young, who turns 63 today, is and has been many other things: cerebral-palsy activist, Farm ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Whither Southern Rock?

    South by Southwest's daily music-news aggregator The Daily Chord stumbled across an interesting item today on former Houstonian Bill Bentley's new Sonic Boomers blog. Longtime music writer Geoffrey Himes, who penned the Born in the USA entry in the 33 1/3 album-guide series, writes a lengthy essay a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 1999

    Free Birds and Drop Kick Chihuhahas

    New Year's Eve Houston at Bayou Place

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