1. Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Defends Athens, GA With 'After It's Gone'

    February 02, 2012 5:30 PM EST Hood rails against hometown land development with new collaborative single. With the release of a new single titled "After It's Gone," Drive-By Truckers founding member and Athens, Georgia resident Patterson Hood -- alongside a collective known as the Downtown 13 -- is standing…

  2. Widespread Panic Guitarist Houser Dead At 40

    August 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, died yesterday (Aug. 10) at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 40. Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic,…

  3. Widespread Panic Guitarist Fights Cancer

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. "I want to assure all of you that all that can be done has been done," Houser write Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been…

  4. Widespread Panic Preps 'Don't Tell The Band'

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned jam band Widespread Panic will on June 19 release its Sanctuary Records debut, "Don't Tell The Band." Produced by John Keane and recorded in his studio in the band's hometown of Athens, Ga., Renowned jam band Widespread Panic will on June 19 release its Sanctuary…