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New Studio Album to be Released on August 21, 2012

LAST OF A DYING BREED TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 21, 2012; LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM SINCE GOD & GUNS

BASSIST JOHNNY COLT, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE BLACK CROWES, JOINS LYNYRD SKYNYRD

NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2012) - Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today the release of Last Of A Dying Breed from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band’s first studio album since the September 29, 2009 release of God & Guns which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 20 and gave the band their highest debut since 1977. Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette who produced God & Guns.

“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” said Gary Rossington “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.”

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.

Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. When asked about receiving a phone call from Rickey Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Johnny said, “What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour throughout the summer in North America and Europe. View a complete list of dates HERE


Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Current Line Up:
Gary Rossington- Guitar
Johnny Van Zant- Vocals
Rickey Medlocke- Guitar
Mark "Sparky" Matejka- Guitar
Michael Cartellone- Drums
Johnny Colt - Bass
Peter Keys - Keyboards
Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes Backing Vocals
Carol Chase- Honkettes Backing Vocals


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Posted by TheDuke in Site News May 02, 2012 4:42:00 PM UTC |

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Mylvyn Skyrydyr // May 06, 2012 5:59:41 PM UTC

* Crickets ........

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Lynskyn1981 // May 04, 2012 8:17:46 AM UTC

Still no mention on why Robert Kearns left the band...hmmm

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ls-lar3140 // May 03, 2012 4:05:28 PM UTC

Awww do we have to wait till the 21st anywhere we can buy it early or maybe listen to it somewhere

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mcg22 // May 03, 2012 2:54:49 PM UTC

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ls-pa_lady // May 03, 2012 12:34:11 AM UTC

anyway???? What happened to Robert???

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Mylvyn Skyrydyr // May 02, 2012 7:47:14 PM UTC

What happened to Robert Kearns?

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valleydreamin // May 02, 2012 6:04:28 PM UTC

Looks like Christmas is coming early this year kiddies. Can't wait to hear new music from Skynyrd!

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