Thursday, January 29, 2009

billy powell RIP

billy powell is dead ... johnny van zant is an idiot

Billy Powell, a longtime keyboard player for Lynyrd Skynyrd who survived the band's 1977 plane crash, died at his Orange Park condo early this morning, according to police.

Orange Park Police Chief James Boivin said Powell called 911 from his condo in Club Continental and was pronounced dead at 1:52 a.m. after rescue crews performed CPR on him. Boivin said he was told Powell had an appointment with his heart specialist Tuesday but never made it to the appointment.

Current Lynyrnd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant spent 22 years with Powell in the band. He said the band took the news of Powell's death hard.
"You know, they say they've got one hell of a band up in heaven. My brother Ronnie up in heaven is probably saying, 'Billy, what took you so long?' I'm sure they're catching up on things in heaven."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

do you remember?

when mtv was still a pile of shit?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ron asheton, RIP

hell just got a whole lot louder

Sunday, January 4, 2009

there is a god!

wu has a new tv show! just saw the ad.


Friday, January 2, 2009

pleased to meet me

a big star "video" to 'thank you friends'. in the 3.5 minutes, they sport all of the allure and raw sexuality of carpet salesmen, yet, it's the only footage i'v ever seen of the original 4 (2 of which actually played on the song).