Lynyrd Skynyrd

  1. Tour Manager/Production Manager Fred Franchi Passes

    October 08, 2013 1:23 PM EDT Americus “Fred” Franchi, 74, of Rocky River, Ohio, a noted event producer and tour manager, passed away Oct. 2 at Malachi House in Cleveland, Ohio, after a battle with cancer. A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Franchi was an innovator and mentor ...

  2. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  3. Updated: Jonas Nachsin Stepping Down as Roadrunner President

    November 14, 2012 11:57 AM EST In a surprise move, after more than 20 years at Roadrunner and 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin is stepping down from that post. At press time, there was no word on who will replace him, but a source told Billboard.biz that new leadership will be an ...

  4. 6 Questions with Billy Ray Cyrus

    November 05, 2012 11:32 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus' life has been a rollercoaster ride, and he's still enjoying it. Cyrus catapulted from humble Kentucky beginnings to stardom with his 1992 debut, Some Gave All, which was certi- fied nine-times platinum, fueled by the h ...

  5. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  6. 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town' Is Latest Song Embroiled in Termination Rights Litigation

    December 21, 2011 4:00 PM EST One of the big issues in entertainment law this past year was songwriters terminating copyright grants to wrest back control over songs. The year is ending with a bang as the estate of J. Fred Coots is terminating publishing rights on one of the b ...

  7. Kid Rock Accepts NAACP Honor Amidst Protests Over Use of Confederate Flag

    May 02, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Grammy-nominated artist Kid Rock told nearly 10,000 people at the Detroit NAACP branch's annual fundraising dinner that his use of the Confederate flag during on-stage performances has nothing to do with how he feels about blacks. "I lov ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Jamie Foxx, Universal, Imagem, 5 Alarm, Bicycle, EMI

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Jamie Foxx to an exclusive worldwide music publishing agreement. Under the terms, UMPG will administer Foxx's platinum-selling "Intuition" LP as well as his new studio album, "Best ...

  9. Web Trends: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruno Mars, Robert Plant and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 19. Lynyrd Skynyrd Leonard Skinner, the man rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd named their band after, died in his sleep last night. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 15 Best Songs Performed on 'Glee' YouTube: Toda ...

  10. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  11. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  12. Front Line's Dale Morris Deal Highlights Draw Of Country Artists

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There was an almost audible gasp on Music Row when Ticketmaster Entertainment revealed that its Front Line management division had acquired Morris Management Group of Nashville. Long known as a fiercely independent industry maverick, Dale Morris h ...

  13. Chesney Plays Free Show 'On His Dime'

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney played a free show last night at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas that drew about 25,000 people. The free concert came in the wake of a rain-shortened May 2 performance, though Chesney was not contractually obligated to come back and play Da ...

  14. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  15. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  16. Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dies

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM 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 cre ...

  17. Shirts. Hats. Key Chains. Are These The Saviors Of Music?

    July 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The mainstream music business is now finding out what many hard-touring bands have known for years: Merchandise is in many cases a far more reliable source of income than record sales. It's a new world order, where record labels desperately s ...

  18. Wolfgang's Vault Opens For Downloading

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Through a new arrangement between Wolfgang's Vault and Universal Music Group, vintage concert recordings from such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix will soon join the nearly 500 recordings already available for download pur ...

  19. Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd Team For Summer Run

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd will team up for a run of co-headlining dates in August, beginning Aug. 8 in Oklahoma City. The shed tour, under the "Rock and Rebels" banner, will feature an opening act to be announced. Additionally, Skynyrd ...

  20. The Outlaws' Thomasson Dies At 55

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson, 55, died late Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Brooksville, Fla. Thomasson was a founding member of the Outlaws, one of the most popular Southern rock bands of the 1970s, and was ...

  21. Ben Folds Sets Sail For Jamaica Cruise

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds will join the ranks of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Barenaked Ladies by headlining his own musical cruise, the Ben Folds Experience, which sets sail Feb. 21 from the Port of Miami and will stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event was organized by Six ...

  22. Skynyrd, Barenaked Ladies Keep On Cruisin'

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Atlanta-based cruise company Sixthman has announced the return of three popular music cruises from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel, which will set sail early next year. Sixthman will launch Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man, the R ...

  23. UME Goes 'Green' With Greatest Hits

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sixty environmentally friendly releases set. Universal Music Enterprises has repackaged 60 best-of titles in its “The Millennium Collection” line, using environmentally friendly materials, which will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart for the next th ...

  24. Ian Copeland Dies At 57

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Founded Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.). One of the most colorful careers in music came to a close today as pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland died in Los Angeles of melanoma. He was 57. The sons of a CIA agent, Copeland and his brother ...

  25. Lynyrd Skynyrd, 3 Doors Down Ready Tour

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will co-headline this summer for 15 dates. Lynyrd Skynyrd and 3 Doors Down will co-headline this summer for 15 dates on the Double Trouble tour, which begins June 25 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. “These two bands have enjoyed a friendsh ...

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

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. 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 Record ...

  27. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ce ...

  28. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  29. Muscle Shoals Studios Closes

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Historic facility has hosted Stones, Aretha, Dylan. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Ala. -- where the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger and others recorded classic songs -- has closed. T ...

  30. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are joined on the ballot by the Pr U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furio ...

  31. Lacy Van Zant Dead At 89

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Southern rock figure Lacy Van Zant died last night (Aug. 3) at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., due to chronic pulmonary illness. He was 89. Legendary Southern rock figure Lacy Van Zant died last night (Aug. 3) at his home in Jacksonville ...

  32. On The Road

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone's Road Series paintings capture a color-themed snapshot of touring life. Read Ray Waddell's column. Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone's Road Series paintings capture a color-themed s ...

  33. WMI, Diesel Collaborate On Marketing Campaign

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International (WMI) has teamed with Italian clothing company Diesel on a worldwide marketing campaign. Under the promotion, the companies will encourage Diesel customers to part with the Warner Music International (WMI) has teamed wit ...

  34. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  35. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...