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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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BOX OFFICE-"MAZE RUNNER" WINS
NEW YORK (AP) -- A young adult novel made into a movie has gotten off to a good start. "The Maze Runner" was the top movie this past weekend at the box office, taking in $32.5 million in its debut weekend. Finishing second was "A Walk Among the Tombstones," followed by "This Is Where I Leave You." Dropping to fourth is "No Good Deed," followed by "Dolphin Tale 2."
It's the start of a new movie franchise. The AP's Jamie Friar looks at the weekend box office numbers.
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Sound of excerpt from "The Maze Runner," which was tops at the weekend box office.
"NO GOOD DEED"-ELBA / HENSON
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Taraji P. Henson says the crew of "No Good Deed" spent a lot of time together in the evenings. But they were working, not playing. Henson says she did many of the fight scenes at night, after the actors were already tired from a long day. She says "it was the most challenging" thing she has ever done. Idris Elba says shooting at night helped bring tension to the set and that made the scenes more realistic.
Taraji P. Henson says the fight scenes were challenging.
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Idris Elba says shooting at night, when the actors were tired, was tricky.
"THE VOICE" RETURNS
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- The coaches may not be the only people who need to be fast on the button on "The Voice." Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani say the network censors may have to have their bleep buttons handy -- because of Levine. Stefani says she's been around guys all her life -- but that Levine is "nasty and naughty and dirty and disgusting." And if that weren't enough, she adds that Levine "really has no filter." For his part, Levine agrees. He says he doesn't care what he says because "people find a way to get mad at you" no matter what you say -- so he'd rather be "gross and funny and outlandish." The seventh season of "The Voice" begins tonight, with Pharrell Williams joining Stefani as newcomers along with returning coaches Levine and Blake Shelton.
Gwen Stefani says Adam Levine is not what she expected.
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Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani were asked if "The Voice" was anything like they expected.
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Pharrell Williams said he was upset that Iranian teenagers were arrested for doing a video in which they performed his Oscar-nominated song "Happy." Now, there has been a legal resolution in the case. Authorities in Iran have sentenced the six dancers -- and their director -- to suspended sentences. Part of the sentence: a set of 91 lashes each, in part for violating Islamic moral standards. In the case of the video, part of the violation was that members of the opposite sex were seen dancing without the women having the required head covering. The sentences won't be imposed if those involved stay out of trouble for the next six years.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there has been a sentence in a case in which young Iranians were arrested for dancing on a video to Pharrell Williams' "Happy."
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"RED BAND SOCIETY"-BUS ADS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's the end of the line for some ads promoting the new Fox TV series "Red Band Society." Transit officials in Los Angeles are pulling the ads from nearly 200 buses after people complained they were sexist and racist. The ads in question show the cast in front of a wall -- with graffiti describing each character. The character played by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer uses the "b-word" to describe her. One person who complained to transit officials said she didn't know whether she found the ads more offensive because she's a woman -- or because she's black.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- She entertained in a variety of ways. So it was no surprise that those paying tribute to Ruby Dee used poetry, dance and song to honor her memory. The Saturday event included a performance of the song "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys -- and actor Courtney B. Vance called the three-hour ceremony "an absolute celebration." Among those sending a message were President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. In a letter read by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the Obamas praised her for living an "extraordinary life" and for "throwing open the doors of opportunities." Harry Belafonte delivered the eulogy via video.
Ruby Dee's daughter, Hasna Muhammad, touchingly recalled how the actress and activist was also a mother.
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Sound of Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performing "This Little Light of Mine" with Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia
Sound of Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performing "This Little Light of Mine" with Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia, at memorial service for Ruby Dee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Who knew? The villain known as The Penguin in the "Batman" series has a real name. And yeah, we'll tell you: it's Oswald Cobblepot -- which probably explains why he was such a bad guy. But the guy who plays the Penguin in the TV series "Gotham" says he's been inspired versions of the avian agitator done by Danny DeVito and Burgess Meredith. Gotham sets itself as a prequel to the Batman series we've seen in the movies. Robin Lord Taylor says he imagines that The Penguin was teased by other kids, which probably explains how he turned out. Gotham's premiere is tonight on Fox.
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