Story behind Sweet Home Alabama on the 40th anniversary of the crash

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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…

Lynyrd Skynyrd Live from Ardent Studio, 1973 – Story behind Freebird

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So I stumbled across this really cool video of Lynyrd Skynyrd live in Ardent Studios, 1973. I wanted to share it with you and also my little story below about the origins of "Free…

Stream track from new Rossington album

Gary Rossington and his wife, Skynyrd backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington, have a new album Take It On Faith, out tomorrow. Dale was the lead vocalist in the Rossington Collins Band and returns to that role here. I interviewed Gary…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington plays Duane Allman’s Les Paul

I interviewed Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington last week for an upcoming Guitar World story. Just a few nights prior he had played Duane Allman's 1957 Les Paul goldtop, courtesy of Richard Brent and my friends at the Big House Museum and…

Gregg Allman – Tuesday’s Gone

Gregg Allman performing Tuesday's Gone at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, as part of the tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More For The Fans - available July 24. // Widgets
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From the Archives: 10 Best Southern Rock Albums

From deep in the Guitar World and Alan Paul archives, my list of 10 Essential Southern Rock Albums. Note that it was written in about 1998.  I would do some things differently -including using Eat A Peach instead of the box set for the…