Category: Music

Legends never really die

Gary Moore is gone, but certainly will always be remembered as an absolute Guitar God. Not long ago, I perused a music magazine list of the top 100 guitarists of all time. I knew the list was off when Buddy Guy was ranked only #40! Yes 40th! And Stevie Ray Vaughn not being top ten was eyebrow raising. But, the most moronic omission was Gary Moore not making the list at all. SERIOUSLY?

I understand that tastes vary, we can argue the best ever, but leaving Gary Moore off the top 100?

41 years ago today………….

Music suffered a massive loss when Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down

This was a massive loss for rock music, the bands survivors would reunite in 1987, and were still excellent. Ronnie Van Zant’s little brother Johnny would take Ronnie’s place behind the mic, and original members  guitarists Ed King, Gary Rossington, drummer Artimus Pyle, bassist Leon Wilkerson, and keyboardist Billy Powell returned. Original guitarist Allen Collins had been paralyzed in an auto accident years before.


Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Very sad news

Aretha Franklin is reportedly “gravely ill” and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit.

Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman reported on Sunday the Queen of Soul’s family is “asking for prayers and privacy.” Franklin’s family also confirmed the news to WDIV Local 4.

No further details about her health were immediately available, and reps for Franklin did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.