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Staying Mentally Strong During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Staying Mentally Strong During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Lincoln – As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, it’s normal to be worried about catching it – and that’s causing rising anxiety levels globally. In addition to following processes intended to protect physical health, it’s important to pay attention to mental health related to the outbreak. “An outbreak like this affects everyone, and…Read more »

If you planned on going to an arena show this month, your nights just opened up

If you planned on going to an arena show this month, your nights just opened up

In a rare joint statement, concert promotion giants Live Nation and AEG say they’re halting all big-scale tours until the start of April and are asking all artists to safely make their way home. The statement, which also includes four major booking agencies, says, “At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March…Read more »

20 years ago today (March 6th), Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in a ceremony that also included The Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

20 years ago today (March 6th), Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in a ceremony that also included The Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

Classic Cuts Eric Clapton: “After Midnight” The Hook: The first JJ Cale song Eric ever heard and the first one he recorded. Album: Eric Clapton Year: 1970 Writer: JJ Cale Stats: Peaked at number-18 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Eric Clapton is a huge fan of the late JJ Cale. After he recorded such Cale songs as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” the two finally recorded an…Read more »

What Nebraskans can do to Plan Ahead  for Coronavirus Disease 2019

What Nebraskans can do to Plan Ahead for Coronavirus Disease 2019

With The event Happening here is what DHHS suggests please be happy, healthy & Safe Lincoln – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread in communities globally increasing the potential for us to see more cases in the U.S. Confirmed cases have been reported in several states. So far there have been no cases of…Read more »

ROLLING STONES: Bernard Fowler Follows Up

ROLLING STONES: Bernard Fowler Follows Up

Now that The Rolling Stones‘ No Filter tour has concluded, longtime backing singer Bernard Fowler says he’s turning his attention to promotingInside Out, an album of Stones covers that came out in April. Fowler plans to do live shows to get the word out on the album and is already thinking about a follow-up. Like Inside Out, it would have him…Read more »

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

I Tried to go in 69 , but I was only 8 The wait is over as Woodstock producer and co-founder Michael Lang says there will be an official 50th celebration of the music’s most iconic festival. Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang officially announces Woodstock 50 The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site for Summer Jam, which once received the Guinness Book…Read more »

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

Black Sabbath have been named one of the latest Lifetime Achievement Award winners by the Recording Academy.

The group will receive the award during a ceremony and concert on May 11th in Los Angeles. Sabbath have won two Grammys in their career —Best Metal Performance in 1999 and 2013. Whether all four original members — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — show up for the ceremony is another question. Osbourne has a break in his…Read more »

55 years ago (October 4th, 1963), Eric Clapton was asked to join The Yardbirds, replacing guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

55 years ago (October 4th, 1963), Eric Clapton was asked to join The Yardbirds, replacing guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

Album: For Your Love Year: 1965 Writer: Graham Gouldman Stats: Peaked at number-six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-three in Britain. Background: “For Your Love” gave The Yardbirds a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic, but it also spelled the end of guitarist Eric Clapton’s stay with the band. For Clapton, it represented a move in a…Read more »

Magic Bus” was released as a single in the U.S. 50 years ago July 27th, 1968

Magic Bus” was released as a single in the U.S. 50 years ago July 27th, 1968

CLASSIC CUTS: Magic Bus  The Who: “Magic Bus” The Hook: Pete Townshend wrote the song because he had nothing better to do. Album: The studio version was included on The Who’s fourth American album, a studio record oddly titled Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. Ironically, the version most people know is the concert version from Live at Leeds. Years: Studio version…Read more »

50 years ago May 18th, 1968, the Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara featured such Bay Area luminaries as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane,Big Brother & the Holding Company and The Steve Miller Band plus, from L.A., The Doors.

50 years ago May 18th, 1968, the Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara featured such Bay Area luminaries as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane,Big Brother & the Holding Company and The Steve Miller Band plus, from L.A., The Doors.

CLASSIC CUTS: People Are Strange The Doors: “People Are Strange” The Hook: The idea came to Jim Morrison during a sunrise spent at the crest of Laurel Canyon following a deeply depressed evening. Album: Strange Days Year: 1967 Writers: Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger Stats: Peaked at number-12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: “People Are Strange” was the first single off The Doors’ second album,Strange…Read more »