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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 06:30 PM

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD HAS SOME “THINGS GOIN’ ON”

Guitarist Mark Matejka joins Skynyrd to fill vacancy left by Hughie Thomasson

(Nashville, TN) – Legendary southern rock band LYNYRD SKYNYRD welcomes
guitarist Mark Matejka to join Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke as part
of the triple-guitar attack. Matejka, politely dubbed with the nickname
“Sparky,” will fill the position previously held by Hughie Thomasson.

“It’s a dream come true to play with Lynyrd Skynyrd and I couldn’t be
happier,” says Matejka. “Having played with Charlie Daniels I feel it’s an
honor to be back playing in the southern rock tradition.”

Matejka previously played with bands such as The Charlie Daniels Band, Hot
Apple Pie, and Sons of the Desert.

For more information and a complete tour schedule, stay tuned to
www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.

 
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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 07:16 PM
How about Ed King?
 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 07:23 PM
I seen them last summer with the ABB and I thought the third guitar was really missed.
 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 08:23 PM
Yeah, but I'm sure they saved a bunch of loot touring for a year without a 3rd guitarist while compromising the cornerstone of the Skynyrd sound. Gary Rossington and the Skynyrd machine are a some greedy MF'rs from what I heard and read. Ed's return would be the only reason I would ever check these guys out again....But he's NEVER coming back.
 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 09:01 PM
Isn't Ed in Artemis Pyle's band now?I hear they sound more like Skynyrd than Skynyrd
 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 09:09 PM
Is Johnny Van Zandt up and running yet? They cancelled on me two weeks ago due to his emergency appendectomy here in the Bay area the night before the show. No word yet of rescheduleding, but I already got my refund.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 09:18 PM
In spending some time on King's website I learned quite a bit.

It indeed sounds like he will never rejoin Skynyrd. He said they have compromised the music and the songs are all played different than they should be played. He seems to have a big problem with Rossington.

He is funny as he doesn't even think he is a good guitar player. He said that he is the second luckiest guitar player on earth. Rossington is the first. He has much respect for Allen Collins however.

He does play in a band with Pyle, and he says they play LS songs the way they should be played. I got the impression that they just kinda get together whenever they want to play some gigs, but that didn't sound like too often.

I haven't seen LS for probably 10 years. I saw them for 3 or 4 years in a row and with the exception of one terrific show, the rest all sounded the same.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2006 at 10:19 PM
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Yeah, but I'm sure they saved a bunch of loot touring for a year without a 3rd guitarist while compromising the cornerstone of the Skynyrd sound. Gary Rossington and the Skynyrd machine are a some greedy MF'rs from what I heard and read. Ed's return would be the only reason I would ever check these guys out again....But he's NEVER coming back.



They Don't need him back.............

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 07:40 AM
Regarding compromising the band's integrity by playing with 2 guitarists, they recorded the first and I think fourth albums with 2 guitarists and spent a big part of their heyday touring with 2 guitarists. If you remember Ed King quit before I think it was "Give Me Back My Bullets" and on the "Pronounced" album he played bass after Leon quit.

I do agree they need the third player because Rossington's skills have deteriorated. No one is there to play ball busting rhythm anymore

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 07:49 AM


I love "Nuthin Fancy" and "Gimme Back my Bullets"

The only 2 old ones of theirs that I still play ever so often.....

I wish Hughie would have stayed and that him and Ricky could gave sung more on each release.

I believe a Skynyrd, Outlaws and Blackfoot mix with some new songs, would be better.

I love the current Skynyrd, but I took all their studio albums(5), picked the good songs and came up with me one good CD.


Yeah I agree...Gary's dropped a notch or two....so have I...LOL !

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 08:31 AM
I was a big fan of the early 90s line-up, and I'm still a fan of the RVZ era. In my opinion, of the many shows I've seen, Gary has always been the rhythm man. Nothing wrong with that, he's a good rhytm player. In the early days, Ed, Allen, and Gaines were monsters. Even the 3rd guitarists they've had over the last 15 to 20 years have usually been a step above Rickey Medlocke. Dude is a freak show, and I mean that in the very worst way.
As far as the band performing in the early years with just 2 guitarists, it was a completely different band at the very top of their game. Rickey and Gary playing the Freebird outro was a trainwreck.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 09:47 AM
The Tribute Tour in 1987 was a good idea. And it was necessary too.
With all respect, what followed later, and the current lineup, is still a tribute band. No hard feelings. I love Gary, Billy, and I don't care about the fights between original members. I'm glad they're still on the road. I'm happy for them.

But, in my opinion, Lynyrd Skynyrd ended tragically October 20th, 1977. Simply because Ronnie Van Zant WAS Lynyrd Skynyrd.

God bless the freebirds...

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 10:21 AM
I think Steve Gaines was the best guitarist LS ever had. Very clean and articulate with great runs and speed.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 11:59 AM
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I second Goldtopper about Steve Gaines. he was awesome, and go and find his solo albums as they are even funkeir then anything he did with Skynyrd.

http://www.stevegaines.com/

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 12:09 PM
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I think Steve Gaines was the best guitarist LS ever had. Very clean and articulate with great runs and speed.


I agree completely. He would have gone on the greater heights with or without LS.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 02:25 PM
In my post where I say King thinks they've compromised the music I was referring to this quote.

"They tune their guitars a half step down and also have no respect for the old arrangements. And they play too loud" (after being asked why he dured down invite to play Sweet Home Alabama on Vicious Cycle DVD)

And:

"I think it's pretty lame pop music gone bad" (asked if he enjoys LS music of today)

He did say this about 2 guitar players:
"I think they sound like **** with only two guitars. Hughie was the only 'real' guitar player in that band!"


 

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  posted on 6/1/2006 at 02:26 PM
And I just learned you can't put swear words on this forum. huh.
 

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  posted on 6/2/2006 at 09:44 AM
Pronounced and Gimme Back My Bullets are two guitar albums featuring the seminal One Percent lineup of RVZ vocals, Collins and Rossington on guitar. The Muscle Shoals demo record, which was later relased with some overdubbed Ed King guitar solos was also a two guitar album. The Muscle Shoals sessions with the "Swampers" and producer Jimmy Johnson in "Sweet Home Alabama" were first recorded in 1971. That harder sound was a two guitar sound. The first of this material was released as First and Last in 1978. This material featured many guitar overdubs that must have come around 1975. Ed has credits on First and Last and the Complete Muscle Shoals lp, so the band went back to Alabama to work on those songs before Ed quit the band. From what I have read, Ed King left the band on 5/27/75, in the night, after a concert at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA.


The original Skynyrd sound featured two guitars. Ed did indeed play bass on the first album called Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was Ed's guitar skills that livened up the band for Second Helping. Ed did put the band into the spotlight with guitar solos on Don't Ask Me No Questions and Sweet Home Alabama. Ok, gotta go.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2006 at 10:13 AM
Sounds cool!
 

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  posted on 6/2/2006 at 12:11 PM
Amen. One More From The Road proves that for sure."Gonna sic an ole Okie on ya" RIP Steve Gaines.

Nothing to do with LS, but not too many bands these days can make 3 pickers work. However, check out Dickey's current version of GS with DB, Duane Betts and Andy Aledort.They can.

 

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