What is America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beach Boys? Aerosmith? E Street Band? We throw this elusive question out to the Post-Gazette readers.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

What is America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band?

Across the Atlantic, the debate is much simpler — Beatles or Stones — with the edge usually going to the Beatles for getting there first, pushing more boundaries and not hanging around well past their prime.

But, as we approach another Fourth of July, the question in the States is still open-ended: What is the Greatest American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band?

After all, it was our music, pioneered in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s by the likes of Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. They invented it and stepped aside while the form went to a new level with the next generations.

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CMT Awards 2017: All-Stars Unite for Gregg Allman Tribute

Gregg Allman passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia, in late May

Some of the biggest names in country music joined forces on Wednesday night to pay tribute to legendary Allman Brothers co-founder Gregg Allman at the CMT Music Awards.

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley kicked off the show by singing the Allman Brothers Band’s 1970 hit “Midnight Rider.”

Source: CMT Awards 2017: All-Stars Unite for Gregg Allman Tribute

Noah Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Are Father-Daughter Goals at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards | E! News

Teenager brought her dad as her date to the big showNoah Cyrus made a big move in her career Sunday night and her biggest fan was right by her side to support her: Billy Ray Cyrus!

The 17-year-old took the stage to perform her hit “Stay Together” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards while Billy Ray cheered her on from the audience.

Source: Noah Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Are Father-Daughter Goals at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards | E! News

American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville Thursday night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. – LorettaLynn.com

She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.

Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.

Source: WELCOME 2017 – LorettaLynn.com

Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 – Rolling Stone

John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist for the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Massachusetts home.

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties. With vocalist Peter Wolf at the helm, the band became best known for singles like “Centerfold,” “Love Stinks,” “Come Back” and “Freeze-Frame,” which have since become rock radio mainstays.

Source: Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 – Rolling Stone