| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:52 AM
SeaWorld Orlando on Friday announced headliners scheduled to play the first weekend of its Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival this month.
Country artist Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup” & “I Love This Bar”) will play Saturday March 7, and...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Rock drummer Robert Burns Jr., who was a founding member of the hard-driving Southern band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died Friday in a single-vehicle crash near his home in Cartersville, Ga. He was 64.
Burns was alone in the car when it went off the road near a...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:29 PM
Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, the Moody Blues, Steely Dan, and others were all in one show, as the Sonic Rock Orchestra debuted at the Dutch Country Players Theatre near Telford Saturday night. A venue out in the country might not seem the most likely place...
| Mar 9, 2015
Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kenny Loggins will be the headliners for the New Lenox Triple Play concert series this summer, according to Mayor Tim Baldermann.
Ticket prices for the full series will be $75 for residents, up from $50 last year, and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:42 PM
I've always had a soft spot for Mike Huckabee. Ever since he devoted a segment of his Fox News show to performing alongside his pal Ted Nugent in a rendition of “Cat Scratch Fever” — a song that euphemistically employs a synonym for...
| Jan 22, 2015
Forget Joseph Campbell and “The Power of Myth.” The inspiration for “Strange Magic,” the new animated feature co-written and produced […]...
| Jan 31, 2015
Shawn Daniel traveled the world fixing washing machines and dryers. Huge, 2- or 3-ton washers and dryers used in hospitals and hotels. Washers the size of three commercial dumpsters. Dryers big enough for three men to fit inside and play cards.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:49 AM
The Grand Victoria Casino Wednesday announced two of the concerts that will be part of its third season of shows at Festival Park, with George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot set for June 6 and Heart and Los Lonely Boys set...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A Chicago police officer has been disciplined after he admitted playing a song some consider racially offensive during a protest against police violence last weekend, the department announced in a statement Thursday.
The action was taken after a video...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:01 PM
I used to torment my parents on Christmas morning by waking up in the middle of the night and asking them if it was time to get up. They would send me and my sister back to bed, but we were so excited we'd return every 15 minutes until they finally gave...