Gary Rossington Answers Critics Angry About Band Carrying On With One Original Member
August 29, 2012 12:09:48 PM UTC Post #1

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August 30, 2012 11:25:08 AM UTC Post #1

id love to see the green bay packers with brett favre an reggie white and sterling sharpe again but ? the packers play on!

Id love to see the milwaukee brewers with robin yount rollie fingers and paul moliter again but?

id love to see the elvis presley comeback show with the real elvis or the Beatles but the closest i will ever see is a reenactment

so if you get Team Lynyrd Skynyrd playing on carrying the Lynyrd Skynyrd musical flag of musical output made for the Workingman and woman folks representing them values and morals with Gary Rossingtons Signature Guitar sound and the whit and savvy of John Van Zant representing folks like us telling in song Thats a WHOLE lot more than just a everday weekend warrior hometown band giving there best to play Lynyrd Skynyrd Music

Thank You Lynyrd Skynyrd for the music!

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August 30, 2012 1:18:00 PM UTC Post #2

Good for Gary

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

August 30, 2012 11:00:50 PM UTC Post #3

Damn !...I tried man....I really did.But I just cant get into the new Skynyrd.I dont feel anything when I listen to them.The old band used to move me .This bums me out bad.Im still gonna proudly wear my t-shirts.The bumper sticker is staying on my car.Why cant Pyle,burns or King be in this band ?...I do wish the present Skynyrd well.It would be so cool if one day soon,i hear a song from these guys that moves me again.I'll gladly wait till the day I die.I did hear a few off this new album that came close.Damn....

August 30, 2012 11:18:04 PM UTC Post #4

=Mark Ray said:Damn !...I tried man....I really did.But I just cant get into the new Skynyrd.I dont feel anything when I listen to them.The old band used to move me .This bums me out bad.Im still gonna proudly wear my t-shirts.The bumper sticker is staying on my car.Why cant Pyle,burns or King be in this band ?...I do wish the present Skynyrd well.It would be so cool if one day soon,i hear a song from these guys that moves me again.I'll gladly wait till the day I die.I did hear a few off this new album that came close.Damn....


King has health problems and has expressed no desire to be in the band - considers the "only" Skynyrd the '77 and before group. Pyle has the same mindset, but he's also done things that aren't kosher. Look 'em up.

In regards to Burns...I don't think he has any desire to.

They say a diamond only whispers to us when we are alone...It's just forever's little trick
- to help a hammer find a stone

August 30, 2012 11:32:55 PM UTC Post #5


King has health problems and has expressed no desire to be in the band - considers the "only" Skynyrd the '77 and before group. Pyle has the same mindset, but he's also done things that aren't kosher. Look 'em up.

In regards to Burns...I don't think he has any desire to.


Thats a shame...Maybe something will click in my head or with the band...But i dont feel it right now.As far as Pyle goes,im hearing some things that point to him being set up.His own daughters say its all a lie.I think the key lies in the writing of the lyrics.The music is not bad.Who am I fooling..The boys are awesome.The lyrics just dont carry the same weight that I remember.

September 01, 2012 10:54:08 AM UTC Post #6

@Mark Ray: Your passion for the "good old days" of the band is certainly to be commended. I'm 59 which puts me in the Gary,Rickey and Johnny generation. I loved their music from the start because I liked the songs and music. I enjoyed hearing the songs back then as I enjoy them being played now by the current lineup. We were all lucky to have Johnny take over as "the voice" of the band and sound so similar to Ronnie. When bands are forced to make changes in personnel there are many guitar players available but finding a singer who sounds pretty close is so difficult. A great example is Journey. They've always written fantastic songs but without the good fortune of finding a signature voice to replace Steve Perry the band might have folded many years ago. I hope that you will be able at some point enjoy the great LS songs and music and appreciate being able to see them live. Age and illness affect musicians just as much as everyone else. I see people complain on these boards that Gary ought to shut the band down. I say BS! It's his band,he's almost 61, lived through some tough times and LS is his life. Playing guitar, writing music and touring is what he enjoys so more power to him.

September 01, 2012 4:15:36 PM UTC Post #7

@warrengboca: I agree with you warren.Im 53 and have been a fan since 1974 when I was 14.Trust me,im trying to get into the current line-up of LS.And like I said,i heard a few songs from "Last of a dying breed" that came REAL damn close to getting my attention.And yeppers,Gary should keep playing and shareing his music.He is my personal favorite guitar player of all time by the way.I think if they would just pay a little more attention to the writting of the lyrics,they would start getting air play again.I myself can write stuff like the current band puts out,but the old boys couldnt be touched.I dont mean to offend anyone.The current band is as good or better then anything out there.I just really miss the old sound.Getting old I guess.

September 01, 2012 9:10:10 PM UTC Post #8

@Mark Ray: They say "you never forget your first girlfriend" as there was something special about her no matter how it turned out. Music defines our lives in many ways. When I think of the Stones I think of the early songs.Same with the Who or Aerosmith.These bands continue to play and endure because of fans like you and me can remember what was going on in our lives when we first heard "Satisfaction,Jumping Jack Flash or Gimme Shelter,FreeBird or Sweet Home Alabama. Sure these bands have turned out some great music since their careers began but it's the early stuff that seems to stick with us. When you and I grew up music was pretty much an aural medium. With no internet, MTV,Facebook etc the only visuals we could see of the bands were album covers or going to see the bands in concert. We had to really LISTEN to the music and interpret. I still love going to concerts here in South Florida because I enjoy the power of live music and watching the musicians perform. Many of my younger friends from their 20's to 40's don't seem to have the same passion which I think is too bad.

The current lineup I feel is stellar. Gary and Rickey are rock solid as always. Gary has always been an under- appreciated player throughout his career. Few guitarists have their own signature sound.Gary does. I ran a musical instrument store for almost 20 years. Gary has always been a Peavey amp endorser as was the band back in the beginning. Same with Les Pauls. He is a loyal man. Although Ed and Steve were awesome Sparky can play those parts note for note with ease but adds some needed stage presence and enthusiasm to the show. Colt and Keys hold their own and the ladies are as good as ever. I am a guitar player but I believe Michael is one of the finest and most intricate drummers in the biz. If you focus on his playing he is all over the place just as Artimus was but takes it to the next level. When he played with Damn Yankees they toured with Rush and learned so much from Neil Peart a true master. Johnny is the consummate front man or general who really keeps the whole show together. Probably the hardest working band.

September 01, 2012 10:43:22 PM UTC Post #9

@warrengboca: Ok Warren...You talked me into it Brother.I just went and bought 3 post "77" Skynyrd cds.I got 1991,God and Guns and Last of a dyin breed.Im gonna give em a chance and see what happens.
They recently played in Fresno,which is a 3 hour drive from my house.I was gonna go see them but the show was in a seedy part of town.My cousin got shot and killed in the same area just a few years ago.If they get in this area again in the near future,i will be there.They need to come to Monterey,San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara.Thanks again Warren....Peace...

September 02, 2012 1:43:27 AM UTC Post #10

@Mark Ray: Sounds good gotta keep the mind open.Sorry about your brother Mark. There's too many evil people out there. We are fortunate to have several great concert venues here between West Palm Beach,Ft Lauderdale and Miami. i live in Delray Beach which is south of WPB and an hour north of MIA. i wanted to go on the Simple Man cruise out of Miami but make the days work.It should be awesome. I will however see them at the HardRock Live venue in Hollywood Fl on 10/25. My ticket broker got me seats in the 2nd row right in the middle.Gotta be close to the action! They have not announced an opening act yet but I hope it will be one of my top 5 bands from sorta close to you: The Doobie Brothers are gonna be on the cruise which is just a couple of days after the concert. When my brother who lives in Raleigh,NC saw LS in early Aug2012 surprisingly they opened for the Allman Bros. Needless to say my brother said how lifeless the ABB compared to LS. How does any band follow LS and Freebird? I sure wouldn't want to.

Please add Edge of Forever and Vicious Cycle to your collection.Both great. I pre-ordered Last of a D Breed but to be honest it hasn't overwhelmed me.

LS is playing in Ca early Oct but not close to where you live. Sucks

Look up Lynyrd Skynyrd Live at Austin City Limits on you tube great concert from 1999 with Leon RIP
look up Lynyrd Skynyrd-Live the Vicious Cycle Tour (2003) Ean and Hughie RIP

Gotta roll

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