Category Archives: Tony Gates Morning Show Blogs

Paul Simon Donating Festival Money To Environmental Groups

Paul Simon Donating Festival Money To Environmental Groups

Paul Simon says his paycheck from an upcoming festival performance will go towards saving the planet. Simon will take part in the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco this August, and will be donating the proceeds to two environmental groups – the San Francicso Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The 77-year-old Simon…MORE

HBO Will Air Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert This Weekend

HBO Will Air Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert This Weekend

Fans of Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, and the rest of the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class will finally get to see the ceremony when HBO airs it this weekend. The special includes performances by the inductees and loads of celebrity guests including Don Henley, Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Brian May, and David…MORE

Freddie Mercury’s Handwritten Set List from 1978 Concert for Sale

Freddie Mercury’s Handwritten Set List from 1978 Concert for Sale

You can own a piece of history for the right price. Queen front man Freddie Mercury’s handwritten set list from a 1978 Denmark concert is now on sale. A memorabilia company is selling the set list for $35,000. The set list includes “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Would you buy the set list?MORE

Alabama Stops Arresting People on Misdemeanor Weed Charges

Alabama Stops Arresting People on Misdemeanor Weed Charges

In a sign of the changing times, officials in Alabama’s largest county have stopped arresting people on misdemeanor marijuana charges. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that, effective immediately, deputies will only issue tickets for misdemeanor pot possession. “People are always talking about criminal justice reform,” spokesman David Agee says, noting the measure will…MORE

Check Out Footage Of The Circle Covering Van Halen On Opening Night

Check Out Footage Of The Circle Covering Van Halen On Opening Night

It might not be the Van Halen reunion fans are clamoring for, but those who checked out The Circle on the tour’s opening night got a face full of VH. The supergroup featuring the band’s former singer, Sammy Hagar, and bassist, Michael Anthony, ripped into several Hagar-era songs on Friday night. With Jason Bonham on drums and…MORE

Man Arrested for Stealing Woman’s Ashes in Break-In

Man Arrested for Stealing Woman’s Ashes in Break-In

After an investigation that spanned a year and a half, Texas authorities have arrested a man they say stole a deceased woman’s ashes from a Houston home. Marcus Cruz Ramirez, 49, was taken into custody Monday in connection with the burglary, which occurred in October 2018, police say. In addition to her mother’s ashes, which…MORE

Garth Brooks Brings Down House with Tom Petty Tribute

Garth Brooks Brings Down House with Tom Petty Tribute

Gainesville, Florida has never been shy about honoring its favorite son, Tom Petty. The late singer-guitarist was given the key to the city in 2006; Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” is a staple at Florida Gators football games; and there’s even a park named after the Gainesville native. Garth brought Trisha out to help…MORE

Eric Clapton Announces Mini-Tour Ahead Of Crossroads Festival

Eric Clapton Announces Mini-Tour Ahead Of Crossroads Festival

Eric Clapton has announced a few warm-up dates ahead of his appearance at this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. The guitar legend announced a three-date mini-tour in September that will visit San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Phoenix ahead of the festival in Dallas Sept. 20-21st.  Tickets for all three warm-up shows go on sale this Friday,…MORE

Pothole Fixes Man’s Rapid Heartbeat

Pothole Fixes Man’s Rapid Heartbeat

Potholes may be the bane of drivers’ existence, but for one Nebraska man, a missing chunk of asphalt wound up saving his life last week. With his heart racing to 200 beats per minute, paramedics near Omaha rushed the 59-year-old to the hospital. As the ambulance’s tire hit the hole, the first responders say his ol’…MORE

Johnny Van Zant Says Skynyrd Will Continue Touring Into 2020

Johnny Van Zant Says Skynyrd Will Continue Touring Into 2020

Lynyrd Skynyrd may be in the middle of their farewell tour, but that doesn’t mean they’re going away anytime soon. Speaking to USA Today, Johnny Van Zant reveals the southern rockers future plans. The band launched their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour after original member Gary Rossington admitted having heart issues, deciding they “wanted to let people know that, ‘Hey,…MORE