Hat/Tip to Fox News. Robert “Bobby” Burns Jr had left the group known as Lynyrd Skynyrd by the early ’70s because he grew “overwhelmed” by life on the road. None-the-less, he helped to make a phenomenal impact on Rock Music for generations to come. The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., died late Friday in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia, police and his father said. Burns’ vehicle went off a road just before midnight as it approached a curve near Cartersville, striking a mailbox and a tree, Georgia State Patrol […]
Hat/Tip to Drum Talk TV. Awesome video, fun to watch and the drumming is pretty snazzy, too. Here’s a bit of holiday spirit for you, courtesy of Drum Talk TV fan Joey Muha! Please don’t pile on because he played the drums in a blizzard. No drums, cymbals or hardware were injured in the making of this video! .. . Post by Drum Talk TV. . . . .
I stumbled across these very talented young ladies on Facebook. They don’t have an official website, but they do have a Youtube channel. The little lady on Bass Guitar is Alejandra, and she is 9 years old. The 12 year old drummer is Paulina and she also shares the lead vocal duties. And last but not least, on lead vocals and Guitar, is Daniela who is 14 years old. These girls have the technical aspects down of playing. They’re pretty tight and I’m thinking they just need that all important “experience.” It will be interesting to see how they’ve progressed […]
Hat/Tip to Larry Gatlin and Fox News. Conservative Hideout 2.0 brought you the YouTube video of Billy Dean and Larry Gatlin’s response to ISIS, entitled “An American With A Remington.” That video went viral, garnering over 15 million hits in only a handful of days. Yesterday they were on Fox and Friends to sing their song. Here is Larry Gatlin’s open letter to the fans, along with their performance at the bottom of the article: Dear Fox Fans and world at large, When I do master classes in songwriting, I open the class by saying, “It was either Plato, or […]
Gene Simmons, never to be silent on an issue upon which he strongly feels, provided the mother of all death announcements. He declared Rock and Roll to be dead. Here is more from Esquire, via LoudWire… Gene Simmons is making headlines again, this time for burying rock ‘n’ roll. The outspoken artist says “Rock is finally dead,” in an interview conducted by his son Nick for Esquire magazine. The Kiss singer-bassist also shares his thoughts on the failing record business and how he would not want to be an up-and-coming artist today. “The death of rock was not a natural death,” […]
Madison Rising is one of those bands that you just can’t say enough about. They are consummate musicians and they love this country. You don’t have to be a Veteran to appreciate them, you just have to understand that they not only love America, but they love and cherish the ideals it was founded upon. Take a few minutes and watch the video below. It is their interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner, and it ROCKS. I’d like to personally dedicate this version to President Obama who said our National Anthem was too ‘war like.’ What do you say to […]
& A bit of fun – The Awesome Threesome: 70+ year old Leisure World residents honor Michael Jackson by preforming a dance in Seal Beach, California. Michael Garland 67yrs & Carol Constant 68yrs, were the Texas State Dance Champions in their earlier years and, are still showstoppers at all the best Dance Clubs in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, as they WOW audiences with their dance styles from Hip Hop,Jazz,Swing,& Ballroom. They are truly an amazing Senior Citizens Dance couple that everyone loves to watch. .
On tonight’s roster of rock and roll, it’s one of the best bands to come from the Midwest during the ’70s, REO Speedwagon. Three bands were the undisputed arena rock kings of the early ’80s — Styx, Journey, and REO Speedwagon — yet all weren’t overnight success stories (in fact, each group began pursuing different musical styles originally — prog rock, fusion, and straight-ahead hard rock, respectively, before transforming slowly into chart-topping mainstream rockers). REO Speedwagon first formed in 1968, via a pair of University of Illinois students, keyboardist Neal Doughty and drummer Alan Gratzer. After graduation, the group signed […]
Funny stuff tonight. David Armand came to our attention with his interpretive dance to Natalie Imbruglia’s smash hit, Torn. ~~~~~ Natalie liked it so much, she asked him to perform it at the 2006 Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty International. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Here he is doing other songs. Enjoy. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~
Here are some videos from artists that were taken from us far too early. Enjoy. Buddy Holly 1936 – 1959 Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977 Otis Redding 1941 – 1967 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Ronnie Van Zant 1948 – 1977, Steve Gaines 1949 – 1977, Cassie Gaines 1948 – 1977 Bill Haley 1925 – 1981 Harry Chapin Carpenter 1942 – 1981 Karen Carpenter 1950 – 1983 Marvin Gaye 1939 – 1984
Steve Cropper has led a long and prosperous music career. He of course, is best known as the guitarist in Booker T and the MG’s and also in the Blues Brother Band. He was in both Blues Brothers movies and he went on tour with them as well. But what a lot of folks don’t know is that he is a pretty darned good song writer and worked extensively as a producer as well. Steve Cropper made his musical debut on American Bandstand in 1961. Thus the legend began. Just one year later, along with Booker T & the MG’s, […]