Southern rock was around before Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut album in 1973. But once rock fans got an earful of the Florida band’s music – with its triple-guitar assault and barroom swagger – they pretty much set the template for the genre. But Skynyrd -- at least the original band, which released five albums before a plane crash in 1977 claimed the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant and others – were smarter and sharper than most of their peers. Whether making music for Saturday night or Sunday morning, they injected sorrow, joy and confusion into their electric jams. No other Southern rock band was as nuanced as Skynyrd in their prime. Several years after the accident (which occurred just days after they released one of their best LPs, ‘Street Survivors’), the band regrouped with Van Zant’s brother in the lead role.
Gary Rossington Calls Current Lynyrd Skynyrd a 'Tribute Band'
Guitarist believes his former bandmates would love to know their music is still being performed.
Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Hanging It up in the Next Year or so'
Singer Johnny Van Zant confirms the band is "going to retire from touring."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Show Enduring Rock N' Roll Spirit in Los Angeles
Southern rock royalty celebrated their survival and legacy with hit-filled set.
Damon Johnson Talks Gary Rossington's Return to Lynyrd Skynyrd
Co-founding guitarist is slated to hit the stage for the first time since July 2021.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special Singers Team Up on 'Sweet Florida'
Johnny and Donnie Van Zant's new track serves as campaign song for state's governor.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Childhood Home Available to Book on Airbnb
You can stay in the Van Zant family house for $247 a night.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke Returns After COVID-19 Recovery
"I feel very blessed and very fortunate to be ... here today."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Gigs, Guitarist Tests Positive for COVID-19
“Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment,” band writes in a statement announcing four affected shows.