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Five Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies

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The ranks of legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd were deprived of yet another member on Jan. 28, 2009, when the band's longtime keyboard player, Billy Powell, passed away suddenly at his home in Orange Park, Fla.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. Led Zeppelin – Clash of the Titans

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MCA Records / Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

They're the most overplayed songs known to man, but there's a reason Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Free Bird' and Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' still dominate classic-rock radio 40 years after they were released: They're awesome! And now it's time for you to choose one as the victor in this week's Clash of the Titans.

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Artimus Pyle Discusses Split With Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Since 1991, Artimus Pyle has been estranged from Lynyrd Skynyrd, which he joined in 1975. In a new interview, the drummer said the rift was instigated by Ronnie Van Vant's widow, Judy.

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36 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes, Killing Three Band Members

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Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October of 1977. The group's career would come to a tragic halt just three days later, on Oct. 20, 1977, when their twin engine plane went down in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss., killing three of the band members, a tour manager and both pilots on impact.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Record ‘Squidbillies’ Theme

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If talking hillbilly squids actually lived in the Appalachians, they'd probably love them some Skynyrd. And they'd surely be excited as all get-out to hear Lynyrd Skynyrd's newly recorded version of the 'Squidbillies' theme song.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘(Pronounced ‘Leh-’nerd ‘Skin-’nerd)’ Turns 40

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"The South will rise again" is an oft-misused cliche with very politically incorrect origins. But when applied more innocently to the world of music, it has usefully described the frequent spikes in popularity enjoyed by southern rock, and perhaps never more so than 40 years ago, when Lynyrd Skynyrd released its debut album on Aug. 13, 1973.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Play New ‘Pawn Stars’ Theme

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Lynyrd Skynyrd played their new theme song for the TV show 'Pawn Stars' at an event held for the program in Las Vegas last month. The song, 'Winning Isn't Everything,' has been available on iTunes since April 30. You can see a video of the live performance above.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Provide New Theme Song for ‘Pawn Stars’

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Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have succumbed to the lure of reality television -- sort of. The group that gave the world such all-time rock anthems as 'Free Bird,' 'Gimme Three Steps' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' have recorded a new theme song for the hit reality show 'Pawn Stars.'

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Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Company – 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Who: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company

What: 'The 40th Anniversary Tour'

When: June 20 – July 27

Why: Two classic rock veterans join forces and hit the road providing a full evening of hits and more. It's dubbed 'The 40 Tour,'as  both bands are celebrating their 40th anniversary and joining forces to do so. That's a lot of

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Co-Headlining 2013 Tour

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company are both celebrating 40 years in 2013, and they've teamed up to take a co-headling tour across America. The 40 Tour will begin on June 20 in Auburn, Wash. and travel east before wrapping up on July 27 in Bethel, N.Y.

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