They are about to set out on their last ever tour.
Yet another musical act has announced that they will be embarking on a farewell tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd unveiling details of their forthcoming Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The tour will include support from Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company and more.
Lynryd Skynyrd at Louder Than Life festival
They've been around for over 40 years and have released more than 60 albums, but the rock and roll heroes have finally reached the end of the road. They're ready to go out in style, however, with a North American tour spanning four months.
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One more former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd has died in a tragic accident.
64-year-old Robert Burns Jr., a drummer and former member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died in a car crash, according to Reuters. The accident happened in Georgia on Friday night. According to the Georgia State Patrol report, via Reuters, Burns was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The remaining members of Lynyrd Skynyrd continued to perform in 2015.
For reasons yet unreported, the car went off the road, striking a mailbox and a tree near Cartersville, northwest of Atlanta. Burns, the only occupant of the vehicle, was the only one harmed in the accident. The crash is still being investigated, but this is all the information released so far.
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Bob Burns, the original drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at the age of 64.
The original drummer for the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died in a car crash. Bob Burns was involved in the crash on Friday (3rd April) in Cartersville, Georgia. The news was confirmed by Cartersville police.
Rickey Medlocke and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing in 2011.
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Beyoncé's fans have not taken too kindly to Kid Rock's remarks in a recent interview and have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has angered many of Beyoncé's devoted fans after he criticised the 33-year-old 'Drunk in Love' singer in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Kid Rock, A.K.A. Robert James Ritchie, said in was "flabbergasted" by Beyoncé's fame and further criticised her physical appearance. His critical comments have not been well received by Beyoncé's fans who have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has criticised Beyonce in a recent interview.
In order to spice up their trade show, the NAMM had a variety of music artist performing as well as showing off the latest and best equipment in music today.
Trade shows aren't usually all that interesting for people outside of the specific companies in attendance, yet for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show things are a little different. While it is, of course, a place for people in the music industry to show off their new tech and equipment, it has the notable exception of being a music event with various artist taking to the stage to perform for the veterans of the music industry.
Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at the NAMM (Credit Jesse Grant - Getty Images)
The Anaheim Convention Centre saw people like singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Citizen Cope in attendance, yet the musical line-up was perhaps the most interesting. In addition to a show of force from Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, acclaimed singer/songwriter and electronica artist Moby played an acoustic performance. But perhaps the primary performance of the entire event was a stunning show from southern hard-rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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The singer, who penned some of rock's greatest hits and remained on the cusp of mainstream success, died this Friday.
JJ Cale, the infamous songwriter and musician responsible for Eric Clapton’s After Midnight and Cocaine, died yesterday (Friday, July 26) at the old age of 74, Reuters reports. Cale, who had a respectable performing career himself, was best known for the songs he wrote for other people. Most notably, he worked with giants like Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings, Randy Crawford, among others.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1938, Cale moved out to Los Angeles to start a career in the music industry in 1964. Early on in his career, in the 1950s and 60s Cale aimed at solo stardom – first as Johnny Cale and later on as JJ Cale. He never managed to achieve mainstream success however, remaining something of a cult favorite throughout his career. For Cale, success came in a rather different form, when Eric Clapton performed his song After Midnight in 1969.
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Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd Las Vegas, Nevada - Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer to celebrate the grand opening at Excalibur Hotel and Casino Thursday 8th December 2011