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