I remember sitting on the steps of my elementary school in one morning in '77(I was in 6th grade) when I heard about the plane crash that ended my favorite band. Fast forward to '84 and i was asking a friend how interesting it would have been if RVZ had not died and had continued on his southern zen like path. Later heard about reunions and did not pay much attention, as it seemed like a cash grab sideshow. But came to this site and realize that people actually believe that this is Skynyrd? With only one original member? Yeah, little brother is there but if I was the mouthpiece/conscience and my actual brother tried to take my place, I would not be down with that because he ain't me and if my words were as important and sage like as RVZ's then I'd have an issue my brother taking that podium... and JVZ ain't RVZ, at least as far as the lyrics. Ronnie was a visionary, little brother is nothing more than a typical knee jerk reactionary right winger... maybe Ronnie would have become that, who can say, but that is far from what he was.
This stuff just seems to be perverting the band that recorded the first 5, and only 5(well 6, counting the live lp) Lynyrd Skynyrd lp's... yes, I still listen to the actual vinyl lp's.
I just do not understand... it is not Lynyrd Skynyrd to me