Skynyrd member's death signals end of era for Southern rock
The iconic band's last surviving co-founder was also perhaps the last flagpole in a once-powerful part of American music: Southern rock. Or at least a rebellious version of it that later became loosely tied to conservative politics and didn’t shy away from some of the problematic symbols of the South. “They’re the band that sort of codified a lot of what we think of as Southern rock,” said Stephen Thomas Erlewine, a music critic who writes for AllMusic, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.news.yahoo.com
Boyhood home of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant for sale
The Florida house where Lynyrd Skynyrd rock legends Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up is on the market for $629,000. The home in a working-class Jacksonville neighborhood comes with eight lots, plus a fourplex home and a manufactured home, property records show.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville’s historic role in the founding of Southern rock
Their names are world-famous: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet. Not as well known, however, is that those bands are among several who together pioneered a new kind of music nearly 60 years ago in Jacksonville. As the city celebrates its bicentennial, Southern rock endures and still thrives today.
Out of work? Lynyrd Skynyrd feels your pain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Among those put out of work by the coronavirus pandemic is Jacksonville’s Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lead singer Johnny Van Zant said he’s trying to take care of the people who work for Skynyrd. “This thing swept us off our feet," Van Zant said. I think arenas will come along later.”UNCUT: Tom Wills’ full interview with Johnny Van ZantVan Zant said he doesn’t see much live music happening before the end of this year. “I was talking to a friend of mine and we were like, just think, all around the world there’s nobody playing music.
Lynyrd Skynyrd postpones tour for Gary Rossington's recovery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Lynyrd Skynyrd has postponed its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour as its original band member and lead guitarist, Gary Rossington, recovers from heart surgery. It said the shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wheatland, California, have been rescheduled for Oct. 18 and 19. RELATED: Lynyrd Skynyrd talks about future beyond farewell tour | Fans come out in droves for Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour | 41 years ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes in Mississippi"We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused," said Johnny Van Zant, the band's lead vocalist. "He can't wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. The band said he's expected to make a full recovery.