A Whole Lotta Stuff For Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Nas on life, Lynyrd Skynyrd at Walmart, ZZ Top’s “lost years”, Barry Manilow still at the Copa, Buddy Rich film doc and the passing of music critic Donal Henahan are just some of the things you might have missed today.

Photo: AP Photo
Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater, SXSW, Austin, TX

• Life is good for hip-hop’s Nas. Maybe even better than yours – Los Angeles Times

• Times have changed since Lynyrd Skynyrd reformed. Like doing meet-n-greets at Walmarts. – The Florida Times-Union

Photo: Jason Squires / JasonSquires.com
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

• Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Donal Henahan passes. He was 91 – The New York Times

• An article first printed in 1980 features members of ZZ Top talking about their lost years – Boston Globe / Boston.com

Barry Manilow talks about why he still enjoys playing “Copacabana” every night – The National Post

Photo: John Davisson
Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

• A documentary about celebrated drummer Buddy Rich is in the works. If the flick includes everyone he ever ticked off, it will feature a cast of thousands – The Examiner