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2016

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Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Readies Biopic 'Free Bird'

June 24, 2016

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle will co-write and produce a biopic about his life with the Southern rock band. The film, tentatively titled Free Bird, also focuses on one of the music's most tragic moments: The 1977 plane crash that claimed...

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Hear Van Zant's Formidable 'Red White and Blue' Live

May 26, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special brothers Johnny and Donnie Van Zant have released a live version of their aching ballad "Red White and Blue," the title-track from their upcoming concert album. "Red White and Blue" originally appeared on Lynyrd...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton Plot Joint Summer Tour

March 14, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton have announced the first dozen dates of a co-headlining summer tour, the latest in a string of joint treks together that dates back to the Seventies. The rock giants' summer tour kicks off June 3rd at...

2015

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel December Tour Dates

November 24, 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd fans will have to wait until 2016 for their next chance to see the band perform live. The members of the pioneering Southern rock group announced via Facebook this week that they will be canceling or rescheduling their two remaining...

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Watch Jason Isbell Tackle Lynyrd Skynyrd Deep Cut

July 16, 2015

When Jason Isbell joined the Drive-By Truckers as a 22-year-old, the band had just released Southern Rock Opera, an album rooted in the music and legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Nearly a decade and a half later, Isbell — whose newest solo record, Something...

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See Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert Ask 'What's Your Name'

June 26, 2015

More than four decades since their formation in 1969, Lynyrd Skynyrd — despite numerous personnel changes and tragedies, including a 1977 plane crash that killed three of its members — still look like a band you don't want to mess with. Bassist...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Bob Burns Dead at 64

April 4, 2015

Robert "Bob" Burns, the former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer who appeared on the band's "Sweet Home Alabama," "Gimme Three Steps" and "Free Bird," died Friday night in a single-car accident in Cartersville, Georgia, the Cartersville Patch...

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Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley to Headline Tortuga Fest

October 12, 2015

Tortuga Music Festival, the beachside concert and ocean conservation event held every April in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, returns in 2016 with an extra day of music and three of country's most dynamic headliners. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw...

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The Cadillac Three's Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

July 16, 2015

The Faster Horses Festival busts out of the gate this Friday afternoon, bringing more than three dozen country headliners and up-and-comers to the International Speedway in southern Michigan. Among the highlights: The Cadillac Three, a...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert Set for 'CMT Crossroads'

May 8, 2015

In 2004, Lynyrd Skynyrd made their first appearance on CMT Crossroads, the cable network's long-running and reliably entertaining live-performance series that pairs up country, rock and R&B artists to perform each other's hits. Joined by country duo...

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Flashback: Neil Young Covers 'Sweet Home Alabama' in 1977

January 20, 2015

When Lynyrd Skynyrd released "Sweet Home Alabama" in 1974, it was seen, among other things, as a clear swipe at Neil Young. He was very critical of the South in his recent songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama," and it's hard to get less ambiguous than Ronnie...

2014

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Charlie Daniels Brings 'Jam' Back to Nashville

September 19, 2014

It may not happen until next summer, but Charlie Daniels' legendary Volunteer Jam show is returning to downtown Nashville. Daniels launched the all-star concerts in 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium, and through the years featured guests as varied as...

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Country and Rock Greats Pay Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

August 12, 2014

Country bands, Americana songwriters and classic rock vets have all signed up for a November 12th concert honoring Lynyrd Skynyrd. Scheduled for the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the tribute show — dubbed "One More for the Fans! Celebrating the Songs...

2013

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Winning Isn't Everything'

May 24, 2013

Southern-rock trailblazers Lynyrd Skynyrd‎ have teamed with the cast of Pawn Stars for this live rendition of "Winning Isn't Everything," which will serve as the new theme song to History's popular series when it returns for a new season on May 30th. 100...

2012

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35 Years After Tragedy, Lynyrd Skynyrd Still Carries On

October 19, 2012

It's hard to believe that it has been 35 years since one of rock's best-known tragedies occured. On October 20, 1977, a chartered plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd--in the midst of a headlining tour and fresh off the release of their sixth album--crashed...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Channel Jimi Hendrix on LP

August 16, 2012

"Recording should be fun," says Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke. Judging from this behind-the-scenes clip of the Southern rock godfathers cranking out some new tunes in the studio, it seems like all of Skynyrd subscribes to Medlocke's philosophy....

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Journey, Kid Rock and More Set to Play Republican National Convention

August 27, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd's scheduled concert at this week's Republican National Convention – originally planned for Sunday night at Tampa's Liberty Plaza – may have been canceled thanks to Hurricane Isaac. But to the surprise of anyone who assumes rockers...

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Bret Michaels Makes 'Magic' With Michael Anthony, Joe Perry on New LP

July 13, 2012

While gearing up to take Poison on tour with Def Leppard this summer, Bret Michaels found time to assemble an all-star cast of guests for his new LP, Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On, due out in September. "Every song on it is a collaboration...

2011

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Week in Rock History: Lynyrd Skynyrd Members Die in Plane Crash

October 17, 2011

This week in rock history, Joan Baez was arrested for anti-war demonstrating, three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in a plane crash, AC/DC toured England with Brian Johnson, Paul McCartney unveiled the Concert for New York City and CBGBs closed. October...

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