1. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepreneurial spirit. With the May 5 release of his new…

  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd Planning to Record New Album in 2015, Guitarist Says

    May 02, 2015 3:05 PM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd will be happily "bombarding people" with product this year, according to guitarist Gary Rossington -- and he's hoping that will include some new music in the not too distant future, too. "We've been offered a couple deals," Rossington, the sole…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, Boy: Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Go Top 10

    September 02, 2012 3:05 PM EDT What are words for? Sometimes a catchy melody is enough to make a hit. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen are having such a "Good Time" - their duet rises 13-9 to become each artist's second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 - that they're practically speechless. "Wah-oh-oh-oh-oh…

  4. Lynyrd Skynyrd Gets Country Tribute From Eric Church, Jamey Johnson

    June 16, 2010 10:08 AM EDT Sixteen years after a group of country music's "Skynyrd Frynds" paid tribute to Southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd , another batch of artists is doing the same. Randy Houser , Jamey Johnson , Eric Church and Uncle Kracker are among those who have recorded tracks for "…

  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd Video Feature: Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

    October 09, 2009 10:05 PM EDT It's a warm, sunny Monday afternoon in August and Lynyrd Skynyrd is at DR&A Television and Film Production Studios in downtown Nashville filming a video for the single "Simple Life." Standing on the bare set, guitars blazing and hair blowing, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey…

  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd Lives On With 'God & Guns'

    September 28, 2009 10:04 AM EDT As the lone surviving founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd , guitarist Gary Rossington says he's profoundly moved by the release of "God & Guns," the Southern rock icons' first set of new material in six years. "The feeling is just overwhelming," Rossington…

  7. Lynyrd Skynyrd Set For New Album, Kid Rock Tour

    March 17, 2009 1:00 PM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd have signed with a worldwide record deal with Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records, and will release a new album later this year. Skynyrd are also heading back out on the road with Kid Rock for a second summer of the "Rock and Rebels" tour. The band is currently…

  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dies

    January 28, 2009 1:32 PM EST Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died this morning (Jan. 28) at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was 56. According to the Associated Press, Powell called 911 around 12:55 a.m. this morning, saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews arrived at the home but Powell was…

  9. Vintage Tune May Grace New Skynyrd Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band's next studio album, which is expected out in early 2009. A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band&…

  10. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  11. Southern Rock Titans Team For Tour

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. The seven-show…

  12. Skynyrd Scotches Dates With Hagar

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The medical condition of founding Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has once again forced the legendary Southern rock band off the road. The band had returned to touring July 19 following Rossi The medical condition of founding Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has once again…

  13. Billboard Bits: Skynyrd/Hagar, McCulloch, 'Finding Nemo'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar plan summer tour, Ian McCulloch to tour behind third solo album, and Thomas Newman marks his first animation score with 'Finding Nemo.' Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd and veteran rocker Sammy Hagar will team up for a summer tour kicking off July 19…

  14. Skynyrd Guitarist Ready For The Road

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in February, and will hit the road again with the band in June. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is well on his way to a full recovery from emergency open-heart surgery in…

  15. Skynyrd's Rossington Recovers From Heart Surgery

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The guitarist underwent a successful bypass operation Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital after a routine screening fou Founding Lynyrd Skynyrd member Gary Rossington is recovering from open heart surgery. The…

  16. The Rockin' Side

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This second CD of Rhino's two-disc Tritt set (with each disc sold separately), mostly lives up to its title, although a couple of cuts lean more to the country side of the equation. This second CD of Rhino's two-disc Tritt set (with each disc sold separately), mostly lives up to its…

  17. Skynyrd Tour Continues As Memorial To Wilkeson

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following Tuesday's funeral of bassist Leon Wilkeson, the surviving members of Lynyrd Skynrd decided to resume their summer tour as a traveling memorial to their fallen bandmate. The trek will resume Following Tuesday's funeral of bassist Leon Wilkeson, the surviving members of…

  18. Skynyrd's Leon Wilkeson Dies

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep Friday in his room at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was 49. A St. Leon Wilkeson, bassist of legendary southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep…