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.
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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Has ‘Emergency Heart Surgery’
Band reports that the guitarist is "resting and recovering with his family at home."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rethink Farewell: 'Maybe It's Not Our Time to Go'
Band details U.S. dates for 2021 Big Wheels Keep on Turnin' Tour.
Win a Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Live at Knebworth '76' Prize Pack
Winners will receive the new live album and concert film and a copy of the group's 'Second Helping: Live From Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre.'
Lynyrd Skynyrd Unveil 'Live at Knebworth '76' LP and Concert Film
Release captures a festival performance by the band's classic lineup.
Why Artimus Pyle Isn't Part of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour
Drummer details the difficult legal battle required to get his 'Street Survivors' movie made.
Watch Ron Keel Cover Lynyrd Skynryd's 'Red White and Blue'
Metal singer explores his Southern rock roots on covers album.
Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Street Survivors' Movie Coming to Homes June 30
The biopic will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and video on demand.
Hear Lynyrd Skynyrd’s New Song ‘Last of the Street Survivors'
The Southern rockers get nostalgic on autobiographical track.