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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…

The story behind "Free Bird"

// On this day (October 20)  in 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd's twin engine plane crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss., killing three of the band members - singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and singer Cassie Gaines - assistant manager…

Gimme Three Chords - Inside Lynyrd Skynyrd's greatest hits

This article was written for published in Guitar World a long, long time ago. Don't forget to check out my book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. GIMME THREE CHORDS Guitarist Gary Rossington explains the…