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Lynyrd Skynyrd Survives to Release Last Of A Dying Breed

Lynyrd Skynyrd will release Last of a Dying Breed, its first studio album since 2009’s God & Guns, on August 21, 2012 on Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records.

Ex-Black Crowes bass player, Johnny Colt, will join Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone. The album is helmed by Bob Marlette, who also produced God & Guns, which gave the band their highest debut since 1977 when it came in at #18 on the Billboard Top 20.

Gary Rossington said “It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album. We kind of went back old school this time.   All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks.  We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good.  We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd, which formed in Jacksonville, Fla., is best known for their hits “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” They took a 10-year break after a 1977 plane crash killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since the crash, the band also lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded 60 albums. They will tour this summer in North America and Europe.

 

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