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Ronnie Van Zant

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    October 25, 2013

    Todd Snider: Danger, Sober Man at Work

    When Rocks Off caught up with Todd Snider recently, the poster child for East Nashville's bohemian songwriter underground was driving across Nashville to get a shot in his lower spine for recurring arthritis. "Yeah, I have to get a shot before every tour now," he says. "I just can't sit that long w ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Lynyrd Skynyrd & Bad Company at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/11/2013

    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 >>

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    June 7, 2012

    10 Things That Have Happened To Rock Stars' Ashes

    Recently, I explored some of the strange things that musicians have been buried with. In the course of researching that article, I came across a lot of tales about the cremated remains of rock stars. Some very odd things have occurred with famous ashes, so being the resident morbid person on staff, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    10 Things Musicians Have Been Buried With

    Everyone dies eventually, even rock stars, and when they go it's not uncommon for them to take beloved personal items with them, or to have such things placed there by grieving friends and family. That is of course unless they're cremated and have their ashes snorted or smoked. For those who went th ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    A Rock in a Hard Place

    The sweet smell of secession​In five years, we will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest war in U.S. history, and yet a stupefying number of people still don't comprehend how flying a flag associated with treason and -- more to the point -- racism might not be the best idea: ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Top Eight Freedom Songs For MLK Day

    ​Rocks Off sincerely prays that those of you with today off are at least peripherally aware of why you have today off. For our annual MLK Day reflection this year, we thought we'd leave the songs about Dr. King to Bono, and instead share a few of our favorite songs that set his dream to music ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Island Of Misfit Albums: A .38 Special Christmas

    ​For the whole month of December, Rocks Off will be scouring for the weirdest and worst Christmas albums that the Internet can offer. These will either be odd, seasonal detours from your favorite artists, or confounding monstrosities from classic-rock also-rans. .38 Special, "It's Christmas ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Plane Crashes And The Fall Of Icarus

    The quicker us pick Icarus to be a stinker of a pilot, but anyone that near the sun ain't no shrinking violet. - Richard O'Brien, Ain't That to Die For ​ Lynyrd Skynyrd, "What's Your Name" Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the plane crash that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Songs Not To Play At Intercontinental Airport's New Karaoke Booth

    So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    Aftermath: Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    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 >>

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    July 18, 2008
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    August 9, 2007

    Against Me!

    New Wave

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    March 17, 2005

    Lynyrd Skynyrd and Montgomery Gentry

    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.

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    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

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    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

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    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

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    November 15, 2001

    No Fear

    The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera redeems Skynyrd and the South

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