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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant: ‘I’m Gonna Stand Behind Our President’

No matter the year or the lineup, Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been a band whose members have no fear about speaking their mind. Late singer/lyricist Ronnie Van Zant famously gave Neil Young a verbal smack-down in “Sweet Home Alabama” (“The southern man don’t need him ‘round, anyhow”).

01/25/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Serenades The President and First Lady At Inaugural Ball

For the first dance of his second term, President Obama opted for a song he had sung himself once before, Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” But for this very special occasion, he chose to have Jennifer Hudson serenade him and the First Lady instead of taking the song on himself.

01/22/2013

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James Taylor, Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson To Perform At Obama Inauguration

James Taylor, Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson will help President Barack Obama swear in for a second term on January 21.

01/09/2013

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2012 Artists In Review: Bruce Springsteen

As 2012 comes to a close, we’re revisiting the year’s biggest stories through the lens of some of our station’s biggest artists. Status: “Clarence doesn’t leave the E Street Band when he dies. He leaves when we die.”

12/28/2012

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman were the honorees at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. (Provided photo)

Watch The Kennedy Center Honors – With Led Zeppelin – Tonight

Led Zeppelin fans, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Tonight (December 26), the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony finally airs on CBS (9 p.m. ET/PT), at which point the Zep tributes from Heart, Foo Fighters, Jack Black and Kid Rock will be revealed for all the world to see.

12/26/2012

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Robert Plant Talks 2013 Plans: ‘I Might Just Chill For A While’

“I’m enjoying life and spending more time in America now. I really enjoy it. I’m becoming way more aware and opinionated and stimulated by these new adventures. Everybody says I’m workaholic, and I just keep going and going. And I will do that (again).” — Robert Plant

12/12/2012

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Bob Dylan Clarifies Obama Comments On Facebook

“Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it.” – Bob Dylan

11/06/2012

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Cher, Will Ferrell Attempt To Sway Your Vote in New PSAs

Cher says Mitt Romney is ‘anti-women,’ while Will says he’d do anything, and he means anything, to get you to vote for Obama.

11/06/2012

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Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z To Play Obama Campaign Stop

Two of the biggest stars in popular music will team up for a big 11th hour rally for President Obama. Brent Colburn, the National Communications Director for the President’s campaign team Obama for America, tweeted that Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z will support the President’s re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Monday.

11/01/2012

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“After The Ordeal”: A Post-Sandy Playlist

Hurricane Sandy came, and, thankfully, is now gone. (And by the way, you can follow developments in the post-Sandy story at CBS New York, CBS Philadelphia and CBS Boston, and other CBS Local sites.) We hope everyone who was in the path of the storm is safe and in the process of picking up the pieces.

10/30/2012

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