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  posted on 3/11/2012 at 05:10 AM
It looks like Lynyrd Skynyrd is making progress on its long-in-the-works upcoming studio album. The Southern rockers have posted a new photo on their official Facebook page that shows several of band members, including singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarists Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka, gathered together apparently collaborating on new material. Attached to the pic is a message that reads, "Gettin' creative and ready to start tracking at Blackbird Studio!"

Blackbird Studio is the same Nashville facility where the group recorded its last album, 2009's God & Guns.

Skynyrd also has a bunch of North American shows on its upcoming 2012 tour itinerary, starting with an April 21 show in Choctaw, Mississippi. Here are all of the band's confirmed North American dates:

4/21 -- Choctaw, MS, The Arena at Golden Moon
5/4 -- Baltimore, MD, Pier Six Concert Pavilion
5/5 -- Fredericksburg, VA, Celebrate Virginia Live
5/19 -- Welch, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5/25 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
7/7 -- Varysburg, NY, Buffalo Hill Village
7/8 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Wesbury
7/14 -- Jackson, MI, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Thrills in the Irish Hills
7/20 -- Belmont, OH, Jamboree in the Hills
8/9 -- Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Campground
8/18 -- Havelock, Canada, Havelock Country Jamboree




 
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  posted on 3/11/2012 at 05:57 AM
From the 1987 reunion onwards i was always a Skynyrd fan. Liked their CDS and tours in the Nineties but i completely lost interest in LS in the last 5 years or so. Both as recording artists and as a live band. I wish for the present hardcore Skynyrd fans this will be the CD they are waiting for but i just canīt be bothered anymore.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2012 at 01:32 PM
Saw them a couple years back in Bethlehem. Their one set was about 70 minute long with one encore: Freebird.

Saw several folks walk out when they started denoucing Obama for his God and Guns comment, also the name of their last album. They are big backers of Shaun Hannity.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2012 at 01:39 PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 11:03 AM
I like the reunited Skynyrd quite a bit, but now they only have one original guy left and Billy Powell was an essential ingredient for me. No Leon, no Billy; I know it's not the same as a band kicking someone out and replacing them or someone quitting etc, but it's getting a little ridiculous now. Johnny & Rickey give it a little credibility. I try not to consider the political views of a band, I stick to whether I like the songs. Some are a little over the top, but they still have their moments. I'm not sure RVZ would have opened a BBQ joint in Vegas.

It's like the Axl Rose Band running around calling themselves Guns 'N Roses.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 11:20 AM
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I'm not sure RVZ would have opened a BBQ joint in Vegas.



But I'm pretty sure he would of opened a bait and tackle shop somewhere in north Florida.....

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 11:26 AM
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I'm not sure RVZ would have opened a BBQ joint in Vegas.



But I'm pretty sure he would of opened a bait and tackle shop somewhere in north Florida.....



LOL - probably more like it. Would he have called "No Questions Asked Bait & Tackle"?

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 01:39 PM
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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 01:43 PM
My one question would be:

if the new songs are so great how come they only play (sometimes) one of them live per show, and the rest from the greatest hits album?

I actually want to like this band, but the last show I saw (2008?) was pretty awful.

Don't think I can go back.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 01:51 PM
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if the new songs are so great how come they only play (sometimes) one of them live per show, and the rest from the greatest hits album?


Because the legend of Lynyrd Skynyrd and songs like "Sweet Home Alabama" & "Free Bird" sell tickets. Most concert attendees have no idea what they are shelling out their money to see and it is my guess that is the way this current group of players wants it.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 02:41 PM
Not a fan of this current skynard too much,but will give Rickey,Gary and johnny credit for continuing to write and record new music. This new one would be their third since 2003. Wish another band that I am very fond of would wake up and do another one
 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 03:44 PM
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It's like the Axl Rose Band running around calling themselves Guns 'N Roses.


This.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 08:29 PM
I like Skynyrd, but anymore the sound like all the generic pop/country/crossover stuff thats out there for the last 10 yrs or so.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 08:46 PM
Ijust loove that Skin Nard was misspelleud.......says it all.

their best song is: I Know A Little.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 09:58 PM
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if the new songs are so great how come they only play (sometimes) one of them live per show, and the rest from the greatest hits album?


Because the legend of Lynyrd Skynyrd and songs like "Sweet Home Alabama" & "Free Bird" sell tickets. Most concert attendees have no idea what they are shelling out their money to see and it is my guess that is the way this current group of players wants it.


so most concert attendees haven't joined 1998 and don't have the internet to look up who is in the band? thats just dumb to think people have no clue only 1 main 70's member is still there. a few years ago most people at the skynyrd concert i went to thought there weren't any original members and ronnie van zants brother just toured as skynyrd. shows you no one gives a **** who is in the band

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 10:00 PM
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I like the reunited Skynyrd quite a bit, but now they only have one original guy left and Billy Powell was an essential ingredient for me. No Leon, no Billy; I know it's not the same as a band kicking someone out and replacing them or someone quitting etc, but it's getting a little ridiculous now. Johnny & Rickey give it a little credibility. I try not to consider the political views of a band, I stick to whether I like the songs. Some are a little over the top, but they still have their moments. I'm not sure RVZ would have opened a BBQ joint in Vegas.

It's like the Axl Rose Band running around calling themselves Guns 'N Roses.


this has been discussed on this forum to no end but slash, duff and matt sorum left for whatever reason. they weren't fired so why should axl drop the name of the group he started? slash didn't name the band, adler didn't name the band, tracii and axl did

 

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  posted on 3/12/2012 at 10:24 PM
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Most concert attendees have no idea what they are shelling out their money to see and it is my guess that is the way this current group of players wants it.


If this was remotely true than why do they put the names and photos of current members on the cd covers.

Not to mention, most have heard that there was a plane crash in 1977. Your statement makes as much sense as me saying that most attendees of an ABB concert have no idea that there is only 1 Allman Brother onstage. I
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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 12:44 AM
Maybe they could tour with Ted Nugent, and they could shoot at each other on stage... last man standing plays "Freebird" solo.

Republican Rock... seriously folks. I guess it sounds great, if you are fifteen. Well you can be older, but your brain is still stuck at fifteen.

I hear Mike Huckabbee is on bass for Skynyrd now.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 02:18 AM
I think that it is safe to say that most people-regardless of political subscription- become disillusioned and resentful when performing artist make political references and/or statements during live shows. It steps on your grove for one thing and another is that people see it as pretentious because the artist is conducting themselves with a flare of entitlement. I was at a Ratdog concert at HOB Orlando back in 2000 and in the middle of a mellow jam Bob Weir yelled to the crowd "you effers better vote for Al Gore!" The crows voiced their collective resentment and then emptied the venue en masse. I'm not calling for censorship of any kind; however, in the name of etiquette and civility such subjects should be discussed in like company and in private.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 05:21 AM
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If this was remotely true than why do they put the names and photos of current members on the cd covers.


That does not mean that any percentage of today's concert goer has any idea who is or is not an original band member. We here on this site take pride in knowing these things, most others have no clue. Try to have a conversation about band members of any band with an average "rock fan" and you will see.

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so most concert attendees haven't joined 1998 and don't have the internet to look up who is in the band?


Once again yes, they more than likely have no idea, because they don't care, it is just not important to them...We know, because we care.....sure they have computers with the internet, but I'll wager this stuff is not on even close to being a priority. It is for must of us, we're music geeks.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 05:22 AM
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Ijust loove that Skin Nard was misspelleud.......says it all.

their best song is: I Know A Little.


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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 05:26 AM
http://youtu.be/JzkHH3se7eQ

This is Lynyrd Skynyrd ^

 

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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 07:54 AM
Hopefully it is not as worthless as the last one they made: God and Guns. No wonder my "friend" gave it to me. It's now being used as a coaster on my work bench.

 

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If this was remotely true than why do they put the names and photos of current members on the cd covers.


That does not mean that any percentage of today's concert goer has any idea who is or is not an original band member. We here on this site take pride in knowing these things, most others have no clue. Try to have a conversation about band members of any band with an average "rock fan" and you will see.

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so most concert attendees haven't joined 1998 and don't have the internet to look up who is in the band?


Once again yes, they more than likely have no idea, because they don't care, it is just not important to them...We know, because we care.....sure they have computers with the internet, but I'll wager this stuff is not on even close to being a priority. It is for must of us, we're music geeks.


I'm with BigV on this one. LS played here a couple of years ago and walking around and chatting with people, it was clear that most didn't have a clue that there was only one guy left.

Same as some people here think the average ABB attendee has a clue about the day- to- day events of the ABB. The percentage of people on this site comparec to numbers at shows is tiny. That is why 12 years later, people walk out of the show asking why they didn't play Ramblin' Man and Blue Sky. I have heard on a few occasions how well Dickey was playing that night.

They also think the majority know who Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are. Never mind people like Butch, Jaimoe, Marc and Oteil.

A large percentage of concert goers are there to have fun and enjoy a show. As BigV states, knowing all the details is just not a priority for them.

As for LS only playing one song from a recent release on tour. I have seen the ABB skip HTN completely on a few occasions and on some others they skipped everything from 89 on. The truth is that is what the majority shelling out big bucks want to hear - the old stuff. Through the years when the ABB was mixing in the HTN material, attendance continued to decline.

Debated with some here years ago about the ABB being an oldies act. I think for some to accept that, they would have to accept that they are getting old. Any band that draws the vast majority for their set from over 40 years ago is an oldies act. Nothing wrong with that. The denial was humerous years ago but now it is getting comical. watch the people go to the can/beer run when the band plays anything remotely new or an instrumental especially a new one. Doesn't mean the songs, talent or playing is bad, just isn't what they came to hear.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2012 at 10:11 AM
I was a long haired stoner kid in the 70's diggin on some Skynyrd. I havn't spent any cash on recorded product that was released after Skynyrd's First and Last record. Unless the box set counts

I saw Skynyrd and ZZ Top in Sacramento back in 99'. Talking with folks in the parking lot of Arco Arena, most conversation was regarding the tragedy of the plane crash and guitar players automobile accidents. While at the beer slinging place, conversations were along the lines of "wow, that guys guitar playing...that guys vocals sounded just like/ alot like the other guy who was on the album" So in my experience, alot of folks new this was a nostalgia thing and not the Skynyrd of old. Doesn't mean that that alot of them didn't or don't know either.

The comment about "most" or "a percentage of" concert goers can apply to any older band making the rounds out there today. Most of the shows I attended before moving out of California were at clubs and the majority of the concert goers knew who the players were onstage. Guess having 75 to three hundred people in a mosh pit makes the concert experience more personal o various levels than a few thousand folks kickin it wondering when that oldie but goodie is gonna be played. Nothin wrong with that either, I have been that person to.

 

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