BREAKING NEWS: ORIGINAL LYNYRD SKYNYRD MEMBER/KEYBOARDIST BILLY POWELL DIES; SLIDESHOW & VIDEO TRIBUTE IN THE DAVE REPORT & BLOG

It’s shocking news for sure. An original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell, monster keyboardist, passes on. Read about this milestone and legendary figure in the DAVE REPORT. Plus, see a tribute to Billy in a slideshow of him through the years, and an amazing series of burning videos. Obviously, there is a right song to honor him with, and two ferocious versions of it await you in his honor as we celebrate the life of Billy Powell in the DAVE REPORT now, and also here in the blog with some tasty vids below.

Billy is a cat I never interviewed, but did see live in concert many times: Fall tour 1987 and 1988; summer tour 1993; winter 1993 front row at The Orpheum in Boston; summer 1994; summer 2001;  and finally, summer 2005, here in Hawaii, at Bayfest, Marine Corp Base, Kaneohe. We stood on the side of the stage ten feet from Billy, just behind him, and I will always remember the thunder of his monitors, which was essentially our mix for the evening.

Thinking about you, Brother Billy. You were a cherished part of the ride, and I’m sure many folks join me in wishing you much aloha.

PHISH REUNION SUMMER TOUR DATES

After several leaks & much speculation, the Vermont rock band Phish have announced more official reunion tour dates, following their sold out, highly anticipated Hampton, Virginia concerts in March. More shows are expected to be added, but you can see the complete reunion tour itinerary, on-sale info for the summer dates, links & just-released details here in the Dave Report.

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WATCH NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN VIDEO & ORDER THE NEW CD “WORKING ON A DREAM” HERE IN THE BLOG

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Order Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s  “Working On A Dream” out January 27 with the direct Amazon link above or here. This song “Life Itself” is the third we’ve received from the CD and just arrived today. Listen to the new exclusive interview with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren in the Dave Report Current Interview Podcasts, which includes a discussion of the historic upcoming Superbowl halftime show that stars Bruce this year, among other fascinating topics.


NEW FOREIGNER INTERVIEW: DAVE LAWRENCE WITH LEGENDARY FOREIGNER GUITARIST MICK JONES AS THEY RETURN TO HONOLULU FOR NEW YEARS EVE IN WAIKIKI

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DON’T MISS FOREIGNER A VERY SPECIAL CONVERSATION NOW IN THE DAVE REPORT CURRENT INTERVIEW PODCASTS: THE RETURN OF FOREIGNER FOUNDER/GUITARIST MICK JONES IN A BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAVE LAWRENCE. DETAILS ON JASON BONHAM AND HIS WORK WITH JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES; HEAR ABOUT FOREIGNER’S HISTORIC APPEARANCE OPENING FOR THE REUNITED ZEPPELIN MEMBERS AND THE FUTURE PLANS OF JASON BONHAM AND FOREIGNER;  BEHIND THE SCENES INFO ON THE NEW RECORDING SESSIONS; THEIR UPCOMING SOUNDSTAGE PBS SHOW; AND MUCH MORE IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW IN THE DAVE REPORT.

WATCH NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN VIDEO “MY LUCKY DAY”; HEAR NEW INTERVIEW WITH SPRINGSTEEN GUITARIST NILS LOFGREN

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“MY LUCKY DAY”, OUT JAN. 27 ON ‘WORKING ON A DREAM’, THE NEW CD FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND. THIS IS ALSO IN THE DAVE REPORT NEW ROCK RELEASE PLAYER.

LISTEN TO A BRAND NEW DAVE LAWRENCE INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN GUITARIST NILS LOFGREN IN THE DAVE REPORT CURRENT INTERVIEW PODCASTS NOW. NILS IS IN THIS NEW VIDEO, ON THE NEW ‘WORKING ON A DREAM’ ALBUM, AND PERFORMING WITH BRUCE AT THE SUPERBOWL. ALSO CHECK OUT NILS’ NEW SONG “YANKEE STADIUM” AND THE NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “WORKING ON A DREAM” IN THE DAVE REPORT NEW ROCK RELEASE PLAYER NOW.