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Charlie Daniels Band Keyboardist Killed In Car Crash

October 13th, 2011 9:41pm EDT
Joel 'Taz' DiGregorio
Charlie Daniels Band keyboard player Joel 'Taz' Digregorio has been killed in a car crash.

The 67 year old vocalist and co-writer of hit song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" was driving along Interstate 40 in Tennessee en route to meet the group's tour bus just outside of Nashville when he lost control of his vehicle on Wednesday.

The Charlie Daniels Band has canceled performances in Georgia on Thursday and Connecticut over the weekend to allow the bandmates time to grieve.

A statement from fiddler Charlie Daniels reads, "I am in shock now. Taz was one of my best friends. The CDB family...
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Carrie Underwood Gets Leggy In A Short, Short, Short Skirt At The Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 18th, 2010 10:40pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
The 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards show kicked off with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Charlie Daniels.

We don't know about you, but Carrie's super short lavender dress is steaming things up for us. Talk about showing up Miranda, who simply wore jeans and a jacket.

At the end of the performance legendary fiddler Daniels - having recently recovered from a stroke - exclaimed, "That's how you start a television show, son!"

This year's show was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

SEE TONS MORE PHOTOS FROM THE COUNTRYMUSIC AWARDS HERE

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How Come Republicans Can't Get Any Good Bands to Show Up?

October 9th, 2008 9:57am EDT
John McCain - Bandless
As the Presidential campaign heads into the final stretch, rock and rap royalty are working hard to get out the vote for Democratic nominee Barack Obama. Springsteen played this weekend in Philadelphia, and Jay-Z was in Miami this week with Wyclef. Democrats get all the good headliners.

Republicans? That's another story. Ever since Ricky Martin got all "Vida Loca" with George W. Bush at his first Inauguration, it's been downhill for the GOP. These days the only musicians Republicans can count on are either second-rate country artists or low-rent rock acts. Maybe cutting taxes isn't eno...
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Top 10 Unnecessarily Long Songs

February 20th, 2008 2:14pm EST
Pink Floyd
Some of these songs have some good moments but just go on a little too long. Some of them have zero good moments, and then go on a little too long. What they all have in common is that they're too freaking long. Any of these guys ever hear of trimming the fat? Less is more? Your song is too damn long? Any of that ringing a bell, you bloated, self-indulgent rockers?

10. Gordon Lightfoot, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976)

Running Tme: 6:28

There are longer songs, yes, but there are no other songs quite like this one in that everything is sang in the exact same melody an...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

October 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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Lonestar Returns To Country Music Scene With Stop At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

September 14th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Lonestar
LEBANON, TENN. (September 12, 2007) – After years of touring and releasing platinum selling records, Lonestar has built a strong and loyal following of music fans across the country. The band is about to hit the road again, this time with a new lead singer and a new Christmas CD that's only available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

"It's an honor to be involved with Cracker Barrel on this project. I can't think of a better combination than Lonestar, Christmas and Cracker Barrel," said Lonestar's Keech Rainwater. "These recordings are a p...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

October 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

October 28th, 2005 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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