Looking back on the 40th anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s third studio album, ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out,’ one is struck by the sheer confusion surrounding these legendary Illinois rockers during the early days of their '70s career.
As it turns out, Wednesday’s Rock to the Rescue benefit concert at Bloomington, Ill.'s U.S. Cellular Coliseum was aptly named. Although organizers won’t have a final tally until early next week, they already know that they raised more than $300,000, with additional funds still to come as online donations and merchandise sales continue.
Midwestern rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon will stage a benefit concert to aid central Illinois families impacted by the recent tornadoes and high winds that hit the area. The event, scheduled for Dec. 4 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, has been titled Rock to the Rescue.
For years, REO Speedwagon have been regulars at the annual Moondance Jam, the Minnesota rock festival that takes place each July. Since the inception of the Moondance Jam in 1992, the band has played the fest six times, including its most recent appearance in 2010.
REO Speedwagon's music can be split into two distinct eras: the hard rockin’ ‘70s that emphasized the guitar work of Gary Richrath and the period starting with 1980's 'Hi Infidelity,' when the band steered into more of a pop-based direction with the massive success of both that album and the No. 1 single 'Keep on Loving You.' We take a look at both sides of t
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Since founding their Rock to the Rescue charity in 2002, frequent tourmates Styx and REO Speedwagon have raised money for a growing number of worthy causes. Their latest focus: the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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