Lynyrd Skynyrd Last Of A Dying Breed To Be Released August 21, 2012
May 02, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC Post #1

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, 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. ://

SOURCE Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records

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May 02, 2012 10:30:25 PM UTC Post #1

man,I cant wait to hear the new album!!!

May 03, 2012 9:39:43 AM UTC Post #2

OH Boy !!!! Can't Wait !!

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

May 03, 2012 10:27:00 AM UTC Post #3

Just the news you need to hear on a cold and windy day in England .
cant wait

May 03, 2012 3:08:05 PM UTC Post #4

what has happened to robert kearns???

May 04, 2012 8:21:45 AM UTC Post #5

why cant anyone inform us on Robert Kearns' departure? I am a fan of his,we all are.

May 06, 2012 1:17:40 PM UTC Post #6

He's dating sheryl crow , and he joined her band. There. now you are informed . lol

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

May 07, 2012 3:33:49 PM UTC Post #7

Hasnt anyone noticed that tha name of tha new cd is a line from The Last Rebel........... Hidden meaning????


May 07, 2012 8:54:49 PM UTC Post #8

@RR ... I would give my left, ah heck both my you know whats to play bass with Skynyrd... I can't believe he pissed away the best gig in this world ... Lord have mercy ; ( Crawlin back into my hat now......

" Here to respect a part of the whole .... the bassmen, Leon & Ean "

August 02, 2012 6:33:51 PM UTC Post #9

The album sounds AWESOME, as well as the track list. I was hoping, however, that this ( would be one of them. But then again, maybe not. We'll see what happens, i guess.

"God, please give us Ronnie VanZant back, and please take back Adele. Amen."

August 04, 2012 12:10:51 PM UTC Post #10

What I dislike is that there aren't any previews of the tracks when you go to the site to pre-order the album so you can listen before you buy....

EDIT: Went ahead and pre-ordered the CD - can't wait to hear it!!! It's been TOO LONG since we've had some new Skynyrd music!!

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