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Billy Gibbons: The Early Years From Moving Sidewalks to ZZ Top

By Jas Obrecht <br>Republished from our Gibbons IssueEqual parts storyteller, fire-and-brimstone preacher, rollin’-and-tumblin’ bluesman, and rock guitar …

Guitar

Gunfire Heard At Saudi Royal Palace In Riyadh As Rumors Of Attempted Coup Mount

It isn't clear what exactly is going on at this time, but rapid and prolonged gunfire was heard near the royal palace.<p>B.alotaby/wikicommons<p>Tyler …

Foreign Policy

Adrien Broner Makes Racial Remark About Mexicans After Jessie Vargas Fight

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas was declared a majority draw on Saturday evening, and after the fight, Broner was asked if he'd like to face Jessie Vargas again and responded in a controversial manner.<p>"Hell yes," he responded, per Nina Mandell of For The Win. "But let's go to my town. I want to …

Boxing

Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women

Actor may be first leader to face punishment for involvement in Nxivm, a group that forced members to conform to sexual demands<p>As she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in the TV series Smallville, had entered a plea …

Corruption

US Admiral warns: Only war can now stop Beijing controlling the South China Sea

THE island fortresses are built. The airfields are ready. The harbours are open.

China

The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

Marvel Universe

WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino Dies at Age 82

Hall of Fame wrestler Bruno Sammartino died at the age of 82, WWE announced Wednesday.<p>Sammartino is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and owns the longest reign as WWE champion in history (2,803 days), which he set from 1963 through 1971.<p>Before Hulk Hogan, …

Vince McMahon

Jethro Tull at Royal Albert Hall, review - prog rock's dottiest frontman is still a true original

Every musical genre has a signature pose that defines it. Early rock ‘n’ roll will always be summed up by Elvis Presley’s crooked knees in Jailhouse Rock. Disco will be remembered for John Travolta pointing skywards in his white suit. And ‘prog rock’ will forever be associated with Jethro Tull’s …

Guitar

Gregg Popovich's Wife, Erin, Dies After Extended Illness

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, died Wednesday, the team announced in a statement.<p>"We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a statement provided to Bleacher Report. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, …

Basketball

Linda Ronstadt Rocks! - Tumbling Dice & You're No Good, Atlanta 1977

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Led Zeppelin - How Many More Times 1969

Led Zeppelin

Atlanta Rhythm Section - Spooky

The mutually assured destruction of the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard

The San Antonio Spurs are in the playoffs. Kawhi Leonard is nowhere to be seen. The saga continues.<p>The San Antonio Spurs are unlike any other NBA franchise, but they are still an NBA franchise. And weird things happen to NBA franchises. When you have ultra-talented, prideful young adults worth tens …

Basketball

Are Iran and Israel Headed for Their First Direct War?

SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each other in the shadows — through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. That may be about to …

Middle East

Report: Aaron Rodgers Frustrated, Emotional over Packers' Lack of Communication

When it comes to making personnel moves, organizations have been known to consult the face of their franchise.<p>That hasn't been the case with the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason, though. That lack of communication is reportedly causing tension.<p>In recent months, the …

NFL

In Cuba, the Castro era ends this week as Raúl steps down as ruler

Through the Space Age, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Internet era, Cubans held one constant: A Castro ruled the nation.<p>That is about to change.<p>Raúl Castro, 86, is expected to step aside as Cuba’s president this week, ending the epochal run of two brothers who sent shock waves through …

Cuba

Dak Prescott was a big reason the Cowboys released Dez Bryant

A Dallas executive tells SB Nation’s Thomas George they believed Bryant wasn’t helping their young quarterback.<p>The art of securing a potential franchise quarterback supplies extra zing in next week’s draft. This quest will color the early action. It will influence the draft throughout.<p>NFC East …

NFL

Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video-streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world.<p>New shows like "Altered Carbon" and "O Mecanismo" …

Altered Carbon

The Rock’s Very Honest CRISPR Tweet Sends Science Community into Frenzy

Before he was The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was a science major.<p>The hotly anticipated video game-turned-romcom, <i>Rampage</i>, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson …

Genetics

Here are the NBA playoff matchups after a wild final night of the season

None of the eight playoff matchups were set coming into the night. When the dust settled, here’s what we got.<p>There was nothing perfunctory about the final night of the NBA’s 2017-2018 season. There were 12 games on the schedule, including a de facto play-in game between the Denver Nuggets and …

NBA

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Privacy

Russell Westbrook makes NBA history, becomes first player to average triple-double twice

Of course Russell Westbrook found the rebounds he needed to make history – again.<p>Anybody who has watched the Oklahoma City Thunder star these past few seasons, who knows his reputation as perhaps the most relentless competitor in the NBA, could have guessed that much. Westbrook, the reigning MVP …

Basketball

Shohei Ohtani leaves Angels teammates saying one thing: 'We haven't seen that before'

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia says there was a plan to Shohei Ohtani’s spring, and now we’re seeing the end result of it.<p>That plan was clearly to lull the rest of baseball into a false sense of security.<p>After arriving from Japan amid enormous hype, the two-way star …

Shohei Ohtani