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Published: 2012/05/02

A New Studio Album from Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd will release their first studio album since 2009, Last Of A Dying Breed, on August 21 via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner. The southern rock icons have also officially added founding Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt to their lineup. Colt replaces Robert Kearns, who has performed with Skynyrd since 2009. Kearns was also a member of Bottle Rockets and is a longtime friend of Warren Haynes.

Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette, who helmed 2009’s God & Guns.

“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” says guitarist Rossington in a statement. “we kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good. We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”

In addition to original guitarist Rossington, the band’s current lineup includes Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone. The current band’s lineup is filled out by Mark “Sparky” Matejka (guitar), Peter Keys (keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington (backing vocals) and Carol Chase (backing vocals)

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at Baltimore, MD’s Pier Six Concert Pavilion on Friday. As previously reported, they will also play a few shows with The Allman Brothers Band later this summer.


There are 8 comments associated with this post

Shaun May 2, 2012, 16:23:27

Hear that? ... No? It’s the sound of no one caring about an over the hill bunch of rednecks.

Skynyrd4life May 2, 2012, 21:26:52

Prolly better than furthur live

jambandguy May 3, 2012, 13:24:23

Huh, I guess since I do care about this particular group of rednecks AND I go to every Furthur show I can reach AND I just enjoy most kinds music but do not shit on ones I don’t I must be in the wrong place. Or maybe you two clowns are lost. The Beiber/Idol/Coldplay/Hip Hop site is down the dial a bit. Enjoy.

blues1211 May 14, 2012, 16:44:51

You tell em jambandguy, there’s nothing like a
Skynrd show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you two guys can enjoy the Beiber show.

Nic May 21, 2012, 16:01:52

Opnions are like A holes everyone’s got one!
I saw the original band back in the day several times :)
Let’s keep there music and talent ALIVE!

Spires May 21, 2012, 22:41:59

Rickey Medlocke is just a fraud. A buffoon. A bald over the hill old time grandpa who has lost his touch and lying about his indian heritage of which he has none. Ask him to prove it. And Gary is a thieving lying piece of human garbage too. Only Allen Collins is an angel and worthy of the Skynyrd name and legacy of which Gary and Rickey are thieves and grave robbing scum. An dale is a whale. Human garbage.

John June 5, 2012, 14:05:27

Hey Spires, first of all Gary Rossington along with Allen and Ronnie founded that band…Gary is just carrying the tradition on…so who are you to judge Gary Rossington?? He survived the crash, he is the life of the band right now…

jk June 1, 2012, 14:28:02

Oh, you mean the same Allen Collins that killed his girlfriend while driving drunk? That ANGEL? Face it folks, these guys made great music but none of them would ever be “Citizen of the Year”, MUCH LESS ANGELS!!! But, I do love their music!

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