The seventh clash of the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl's first round finds Rush, the progressive rock kings from Canada, squaring off with the elder statesmen of Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Over the next month, 16 of rock’s biggest bands will square off against each other in a series of single-elimination matches to determine who is the king of the hill.
Ultimate Classic Rock is proud to present the premiere of 'Ready to Fly,' the new lyric video from Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song appears on their most recent album, 'Last of a Dyin' Breed,' which was released last August. Our review singled out the song as an "impressively heart-tugging power ballad."
British amp manufacturer Orange Amplification isn't just known for its distinctive-looking speakers and cabinets -- they're also responsible for the annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony held annually in the UK, and this year's awards show saw ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Rush going home with high honors.
‘Street Survivors’ was going to be the album that would make Lynyrd Skynyrd even bigger stars. They had already dented the mainstream, reaching the Top 10 with ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in 1974, and picking up a sizable following of Southern-rock fans since releasing their 1973 debut album. But 1977’s ‘Street Survivors’ was supposed to catapult them into a whole other realm of rock-star popularity.