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Journey Is Being Paid Half A Million Dollars To Support Entertain The Republican National Convention

Filed under: Music MinutePolitikBarack ObamaKid Rock

It pays to be one of the Republican party's favorite rock bands (unless the band hates Republicans).

Journey is getting a $500K to join Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, and Lee Greenwood as performers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this week.

Tropical storm Isaac caused Lynyrd Skynrd to cancel their show on Sunday, but conservatives will still get their socks rocked off when Journey takes the stage on

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RiRi Covers Sweet Home Alabama!

Filed under: RihannaMusic Minute

Oh man! The crowd must have EATEN THIS UP!

Last night, Rihanna took the stage at the Tornado Relief Concert in Birmingham, AL and paid tribute the state by performing a FIERCE cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic Sweet Home Alabama, and we think she effing SLAYED IT!

Check out the performance (above)!

We just LOVE how much more high energy her performances are these days!

Well done, gurl!

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R.I.P.

Filed under: Music MinuteR.I.P.

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The man behind the band's namesake has passed away.

Leonard Skinner was the high school gym teacher to one Gary Rossington who would one day grow up to play in a band called Lynyrd Skynyrd. Back in the day, he had a no tolerance policy for boys with long hair and sent Gary to the principal's office for keeping it as such.

On Monday, the retired teacher, who is son says was always gracious to fans who wanted to meet him, passed away from Alzheimer's disease in his nursing home. He was 77 years old.

Very sad.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans who are feeling his loss today.

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Will Bret Michaels Be On The Celebrity Apprentice Finale?

Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteReality TV

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Doctors say it's definitely a possibility!

Dr. Ronald Benitez says that "if all the studies he had done show no evidence of an aneurysm being found, it would really just depend on his energy level. If all the tests were negative, and I was watching the show at the end of May, I personally wouldn't be surprised if he was on it."

After Bret's doctors said he had a "will to live," we certainly hope to see him on the NBC reality series' live finale on May 23.

Bret Michaels has been quite the trooper since diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Even after several setbacks, his representatives are still giving his fans hope by rescheduling his upcoming appearances and going ahead with his concert dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd this summer.

That's a true rock star!

Hang in there, buddy!

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