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September 25, 2013
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers
We have been friends with Artimus Pyle for about 15 years and he hasn’t changed a bit. Artimus is famous for being the drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their prime and for carrying on the memory and direction of Ronnie Van Zant after the plane crash in 1977. Artimus always assembles excellent talent for his ”tribute to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd” bands but the lineup he has today is the best ever!
We’ll do an article and interview with Artie in the future but for now let me introduce Mr. Scott Raines, lead guitar for the Artimus Pyle Band.
I first met Scott, guitar player Jerry Lyda, and keyboard/lead vocalist Brad Durden in an elevator on the first Rock Legends Cruise in 2011. I immediately liked all three of them and we talked about how they met and also how they got hooked up with Artimus.… Continue reading
September 19, 2013
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers
You’ll have to excuse us if this review seems a bit biased, it is! After many years of shooting Molly Hatchet in concert we have become friends with all of the band members and we consider each other family.
We’ve captured images at several concerts during this year’s tour starting with three shows and a meet and greet on the “Rock Legends Cruise 2” in January. Our photographers have captured them at shows all over Florida, in Houston, in the Carolinas, and up north. We also shot and filmed a rockumentary that we’ll be posting here soon called “A Day with Hatchet” with eight photographers and a videographer. We covered the band for 22 hours, two concerts, and about 600 miles on the road!
In spite of the fact that founding member and guitar player Dave Hlubek is in the band, the heart and soul of the band is definitely lead guitar player Bobby Ingram.… Continue reading
February 23, 2013
Story by Jason Kane
Some rock bands burst onto the scene and then fade away. Others endure and maintain fan followings for decades. Lovers of classic rock music are in luck this year. Many great bands are embarking on exciting new tours. Here are five classic rock bands that are touring in 2013.
The Beach Boys
With a history stretching back fifty years, The Beach Boys music is renowned for capturing California culture. Their fun, carefree songs about surfing, girls, and hanging out at the beach have attracted generations of fans. Although the band has gone through many changes since the ’60s, the spirit of their music remains the same. The Beach Boys are starting their 2013 tour in Westerberg, New York, on April 4. It ends on October 12 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
This legendary ’70s band is known for “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Free Bird” and other favorites. Their music has been featured in many films and they are considered one of the most popular bands of the 1970′s.… Continue reading
January 9, 2013
By Jason Kane
Classic Rock fans used to cringe when they heard the word Bonnaroo – it conjured images of hippies gathered in mass quantities dancing and listening to their favorite jam bands. The festival is typically associated with acts like Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Keller Williams, etc… However in the past 5 years there have been a lot of classic rock bands nuzzling their way into the once jam band exclusive set list of Bonnaroo. On top of that there are rumors circulating the internet that ZZ Top and Tom Petty will play this year’s 2013 festival. Here is a look at two years where classic rock bands rocked Bonnaroo.
Bonnaroo 2010 was a great year to attend the festival for classic rock fans. Interestingly enough the festival saw many collaborations where classic rock met newer rock. For starters The Flaming Lips along with Stardeath and White Dwarfs did a complete cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.… Continue reading
August 8, 2012
For many of us, the immediate reaction to a question like that is: Nobody! Yeah, I’m with ya, and classic rock will probably remain at the top of my favorite genre list until the day I die. The question above isn’t so much about the music as it is about the classic rock artists themselves. These people are still packing venues, and there are some folks in the live music business who are wondering about the ability of up-and-coming artists to pack these venues like the classic rockers do.
I read an interesting story in the Kansas City Star that touched on some issues that I hadn’t thought about before. We’ve got acts out there touring that have been around for upwards of four decades. Aerosmith is currently on tour and the reviews I’m seeing say that these rock veterans still have the energy and stamina to put on a kick-ass show.… Continue reading