Lynyrd Skynyrd have signed on host and curate the 2012 Simple Man Cruise, a floating rock 'n' roll party set for Oct. 27-31 on Norwegian Cruise Line's newest luxury liner, the Pearl. The cruise, which sets sail from Miami, will feature about a dozen different bands rocking the ship, including Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers and up-and-coming Southern rockers like Blackberry Smoke and the Dirty Guv'nahs.
Some people line up outside big box retailers on 'Black Friday' to run in and snag flat-screen TVs or 'Call of Duty' video games, but we have our eyes firmly planted on some Southern rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2010 contribution to the 'Icon' series, a collection of compilation albums from 30 major artists spanning the worlds of rock, pop, R&B and country -- will be available on Nov. 25 exclusively from the discount department store chain for the unbelievably low price of $5.
The rivalry between pro football's Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens featured a twist from the classic rock world Sunday night, with the Steelers accused of referring to opposing quarterback Joe Flacco as a "little girl" via a Lynyrd Skynyrd song played over their stadium's sound system.
Those who were expecting a quiet sit-down family meal at Lynyrd Skynyrd's soon-to-open restaurant in Las Vegas might want to make alternate dinner plans. True to the band's spirit, the new BBQ-themed destination sounds like it's going to be a rip-roarin' good time that will leave an impression that goes far beyond the food and spirits they'll be serving.