Happy Friday, thankfully we made it through another week. How do I know that you made it? Well, if you didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this right now would you. As your reward, we have a list of new albums coming out today and one I am really excited about and one I am interested in hearing for comparison purposes (I explain more later). My choices are highlighted in Blue. There are a ton of releases so hopefully there is something for you. Let me know what you’d like to hear and let me know what I might’ve missed so everyone can know. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Cheap Trick – In Another World – (BMG Rights Mgmt): Cheap Trick is still going strong and they are bringing us their 20th Studio Album. 20th!!! Wow!! That is incredible. After the amazing album ‘We’re All Alright!’, I am super excited to hear this follow-up. I am sure it will be great as they have really seemed to find a new groove and are putting out some solid stuff. This is why they might be one of the greatest American Bands of all time!! And because of that they will be the next band that gets a Series on this site. Now it won’t be for maybe 6 months, but it is coming!!! Get Ready!!!
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – (Republic Records): As you probably know, Taylor has had major legal issues with her former label and she doesn’t own the rights to here early studio albums. So to solve that problem, she is faithfully recreating each and every album. The first up is her second album, ‘Fearless’, and she is calling them ‘Taylor’s Version’. I have to say, I am interested to hear this and compare it to the original to see how she does. She’s not as young as she was, but she still has the voice, so let’s see.
Shinedown…they have been catching so much heat as if they were the new Nickelback. I can see it, fans like to poke fun of bands who don’t change their sound too much and write catchy, enjoyable tunes and tour successfully. It seems to piss people off…I don’t get it. Okay, I do a little with Nickelback, but not Shinedown. I like them…there…I said it. I like Shinedown. If you got a problem with that…I don’t give a shit!! Now, let’s poke fun of the band, as that is always okay.
Doing that post last week on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour Book, I felt we needed to do a meme collection of one of the South’s greatest rock bands of all time. I was surprised that there were a couple memes that were more recent even though the content of it was an old joke, but a good one. So, sit back, click play on that Lynyrd Skynyrd album and TURN IT UP!!!!
Here is something a little different for you from my site. I received a bag of old guitar magazines from my mother-in-law. The magazines were her son’s and she thought I might enjoy them. The cool thing about the magazines is they were all featuring the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Not bad at all. But there was something out of place in the bag. It was a Tour Program from the 1987 Tour of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute.
My brother-in-law is originally from Atlanta, like I am, so the tour book must be from either the October 14th or the 15th show as they played two shows on that tour in Atlanta at the Omni. Actually, the 2nd leg played Atlanta on June 5th as well at Atlanta/Fulton County Stadium home of the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. So, it could be that show.
The Tour was to pay tribute to the members of the band that were lost 10 years earlier in a tragic plane crash. Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines (Steve’s older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray were all killed in the plane crash. Continue reading “Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute – Tour Program”→