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Lynyrd Skynyrd to 'Rock On' at Riverbend
The legendary rock band is still going strong after decades. Fresh on the heels of a new album, Lynyrd Skynyrd will rock Riverbend fans from the Coke Stage on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Skynyrd returns with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin' Breed, their latest release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records which released last August.
Driven by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album (“under duress, as usual,” according to Van Zant) that very much lives up to the legacy begun some 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet they rock on.
This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their last album, 2009's God & Guns.
Despite surviving tragedy and the hard miles of rock 'n roll, Skynyrd is remarkably at this stage of their career, on a roll. God & Guns debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band their highest debut since 1977.
Skynyrd is known for hits like "Free Bird," "Simple Man," Gimme Three Steps," "Sweet Home Alabama," and many more.
Drake White will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd, starting at 9:30 PM on the Coke Stage June 13th.
White is an aspiring singer songwriter living in Nashville, TN. The Hokes Bluff, Alabama native has a very different country feel with a freestyle twist on many of his original songs. He ad-libs throughout a show phrasing rhythmic lyrics as his entertaining live show unfolds. The 27 year old credits many country, blues, rock, freestyle and bluegrass influences with helping to form his musical sound that is unique in its own way.
Reggae at its best!
Steel Pulse is one of Britain's greatest reggae bands. They started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience worldwide. Their 1978 debut, Hands worth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae. By the late '80s, Steel Pulse had won a Grammy and was working full-fledged crossover territory. They subsequently returned to a tough-minded, rootsy sound and have added touches of dance hall and hip-hop along the way.
Steel Pulse will jam on the Bud Light Stage, Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 PM.
Star Seating is available for the Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dierks Bentley, Brandy, and Newsboys performances. On sale now for $20 in addition to admission!
Learn more at www.RiverbendFestival.comTuesday, February 5 2013, 08:40 AM EST
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ROBIN WILLIAMS-CELEBRITIES AND PARKINSON'S
UNDATED (AP) -- His widow says Robin Williams wasn't ready to tell the world he had Parkinson's disease. But if he had, he would have become the most prominent entertainer to acknowledge suffering from the debilitating illness. Michael J. Fox has been open about his battle with Parkinson's -- even starring recently in a short-lived TV sitcom about a man who had the disease. Recently, singer Linda Ronstadt said she could no longer sing because of the disease. And Muhammad Ali has been struggling with the effects of the disease for decades. His speech is all but gone and his body movements are halting and stiff.
AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Robin Williams was among a number of celebrities diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. ((opens with music))
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AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports several beloved entertainers have had to deal with Parkinson's disease.
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AP Entertainment Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports that Parkinson's can be a very debilitating disease.
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Excerpt of Linda Ronstadt
Here's a bit of Linda Ronstadt performing "When Will I Be Loved." The singer is among those who has Parkinson's disease.
KELLAN LUTZ ON ROBIN WILLIAMS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kellan Lutz says he saw Robin Williams as a role model for fathers. The "Twilight" star says he grew up in need of a father figure -- and "always wished" Williams was his dad. Lutz says based on the characters Williams portrayed in films like "Patch Adams" and "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting," he figured "it would be fun to have that kind of dad." Lutz is also a friend of Williams' daughter, Zelda. He describes Williams' death as "crushing."
Kellan Lutz says he hopes to pattern his role as father after the kind of characters Robin Williams played.
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Kellan Lutz says Hollywood can be a tough town for those who aren't comfortable with themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The rebooted reptiles took in $28 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the $16 million earned by Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 3," taking fourth place its debut weekend. Instead, the Marvel's "The Guardians of the Galaxy" came in second with more than $24 million in its third weekend. The buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops" landed in third with a $17 million opening. The Lois Lowry adaption "The Giver" debuted with more than $12 million.
AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports this weekend at the movies the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" raced past a group of older big-name warriors.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE ON LOVE LIFE
LONDON (AP) -- Daniel Radcliffe doesn't get it. He says he has no idea why fans are so interested in who celebrities are dating. The "Harry Potter" actor is said to be dating Erin Drake, who co-starred with him in "Kill Your Darlings." But he says when he's asked about his love life, he tries to "give as little away as possible" -- and even then, it makes news. He says people think he's being open about his relationships when he is really trying to keep his mouth shut. Radcliffe stars in the romantic comedy "What If."
Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn't understand why people are so interested in the personal lives of celebrities.
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Daniel Radcliffe describes his reaction when he sees something about his personal life in print.
JACKIE CHAN TAKING IT EASIER
LONDON (AP) -- Jackie Chan says it will soon get to the point where he won't be doing his own stunts anymore. The action star says now that he's 60, it's time to slow down on the movie rough stuff. He says until recently he had been doing his own stunt work, but with future projects he will "let more people do it" for him. He says he can see a time when he will just do the tight shots, and let someone else deal with all the somersaults and jumping for him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- He won't have to do time. But former SNL cast member Chris Kattan will find out soon how much he will have to cough up as a result of his DUI case. He got three years' probation in the case. But he faces a separate hearing next month on damages. He ran his Mercedes into a Department of Transportation vehicle in Southern California earlier this year. The hearing will determine how much he'll have to pay the state for smashing into its vehicle.
ATKINS, Iowa (AP) -- He tells his share of corny jokes while doing the weather on "Today." Now Al Roker's mug will be shorn into a corny field in honor of his turning 60. An eastern Iowa farm has constructed a 10-acre corn maze with Roker's face and the words, "Happy 60th Al." Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, Iowa has been picking different themes for their corn maze each year for more than a decade. Karen Peterson says she and her husband chose Roker because "he seems like a great guy." The Roker corn maze will open Labor Day and be available for exploring through Halloween.
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