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1970: The Petty – Skynyrd Connection

1970: The Petty - Skynyrd Connection

Many rockers know that both Tom Petty and some of his guys along with most of the original Skynyrd band all hailed from northern Florida. Petty’s Gainesville is only @ 70 miles SW of Jacksonville where Ronnie & co. called home. So in the music scene of that region, not a surprise that they would have…

Bill Cash: My First Visit to The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Bill Cash: My First Visit to The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Ever been to The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH? I made a long overdue visit this year— check it out. While there is definitely something at the RnRHOF for everyone, I think it’ll differ for every person. Not just by band or era, but what you take away from your visit….

National Record Store Day is April 22nd!

National Record Store Day is April 22nd!

April 22nd is National Record Store Day! What’s a record store? Yes, they’re fewer and farther between but many are still around and a really cool place to hang out, especially on April 22nd. Right here in So. Utah we’re lucky to have just such a place. It’s called Groovacious and is located just off Main Street…

Classic Rock… Yet?

Classic Rock... Yet?

It’s another Spring– time for graduations, honors and recognition. So the question here is, when is it time for some of these honorees to “graduate” to Classic Rock recognition? They’ve already distinguished themselves- several more than 25 years ago. Some, like Pearl Jam about to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a…

On this day….Sammy takes the stage with Van Halen!

On this day....Sammy takes the stage with Van Halen!

(Image courtesy of Getty Images) The year…1986. The place….Shreveport, Louisiana. Van Halen takes the stage on their 5150 tour….and Sammy Hagar is introduced as the new front man of Van Halen! Well, needless to say, the crowd went wild! And still to this day there are three different camp’s of Van Halen fans. Those that…

Floyd’s Nick Mason hits The Wall

Floyd's Nick Mason hits The Wall

(Photo courtesy of Neptune Pink Floyd) (Peter) Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason was racing his McLaren F1 sports car, valued at about $3.5 million, over the weekend & reportedly crashed the car into a wall. Fortunately, the accident occurred at a low rate of speed & Mason was not injured. Mason has long been a collector…

RIP Chuck Berry, The Father of Rock and Roll.

RIP Chuck Berry, The Father of Rock and Roll.

Photo courtesy of the Rolling Stone (Buckner) The world lost a true icon of rock and roll over the weekend. Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90 outside of St. Louis. He was one of the very first pioneers of the fusion sound of the Blues, Country & R&B that soon became known as…

Its gonna be a ROCKIN’ summer!!!!!

Its gonna be a ROCKIN' summer!!!!!

(Buckner) Break out the Union Jack’s…..The Who is making their way to Las Vegas! And not just for one night, they have a residency at Caesars Palace starting August 1st. They are also saying that this is their “First run” so I’m thinking there will be more shows to come after that! FINGERS CROSSED! The…

Arnel’s Journey

Arnel's Journey

(Cash) Caught the “Don’t Stop Believin‘” documentary about the search for and discovery of Journey’s latest frontman, Arnel Pineda. From living on the streets while fronting a cover band in his hometown of Manila to his middle of the night discovery by guitarist Neal Schon to his last ten years as Steve Perry’s “stand-in”… one remarkable Journey!…

New Music from Roger Waters!

New Music from Roger Waters!

(Buckner) Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame is releasing a new album May 19th. Its the first studio Roger has released…in 25 years!!!! After listening to the clip above, I think it really has the sounds of “The Wall”, What do you think?? Is This the Life We Really Want will be Waters’ fourth rock…