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Lynyrd Skynyrd Say Goodbye With Last Of The Street Survivors 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...

Rocker Jimmie Van Zant Dies At 59

The cousin of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant was reportedly in hospice care awaiting a liver transplant in Florida before his death on Thursday (07Apr16)."It is with a very heavy heart that we...

Gary Rossington Determined To Get Back On Stage After Heart Attack

The group's frontman Johnny Van Zant tells Billboard his bandmate has still got "a lot of life ahead of him" after his health scare. "Gary's doing good (sic)," he says. "I talked to...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows Over Gary Rossington's Heart Attack

The musician, who underwent a heart bypass in 2003, had been scheduled for surgery on the organ when he had the attack, and doctors subsequently repaired two heart stents and added a third....

Guitarist Gary Rossington Suffers Heart Attack

Members of the musician's family have revealed doctors had to repair two heart stents and add a third. Rossington will also have to have another surgery so medics can add a fourth stent...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Dies In Car Crash

The rock group's original percussionist passed away in the single vehicle accident in Georgia, U.S. on Friday (03Apr15). A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that Burns veered his car off...

Robert Burns Jr., Former Drummer Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies In Car Crash

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...

Bob Burns, Former Drummer Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies In Car Crash Aged 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...

Beyonce's 'Bey Hive' Attacks Kid Rock With Stinging Remarks After He Criticises Their Queen

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"...

Moby And Lynyrd Skynyrd At The Namm Show [Pictures]

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...

Remarkable Singer-songwriter Jj Cale Dies, Aged 74

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...

Meat Loaf Cries On Stage As He Thanks Fans

Meat Loaf cried on stage as he performed what could be his last ever concert in London last night (10.04.13).The 65-year-old rocker paid an emotional tribute to his fans at his 'Last at Bat Tour'...

Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release their 11th studio album in early 2014. James Dean Bradfield, the group's lead vocalist and guitarist, insists the 'Design For Life' hitmakers' next record is ''much better'' than...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Abandon Confederate Army Flag Due To Race Row

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have opted to retire the Confederate flag which has been part of the band's stageshow for years - because the message of the banner has been lost amid race issues.Guitarist Gary...

Black Crowes Star Johnny Colt Joins Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have recruited former Black Crowes star Johnny Colt to replace the late Donald Evans, who died after losing his cancer battle in 2009.The Sweet Home Alabama legends are hitting the road in...

Beach Boys Restaurant To Open

The Beach Boys are following in the footsteps of Lynyrd Skynyrd by opening a themed-restaurant in Las Vegas.The rock group has teamed up with Sin City restaurateurs to create the Lynyrd Skynyrd Bbq & Beer...

Van Zant Hospitalised

Lynyrd Skynyrd have cancelled a series of concerts after singer Johnny Van Zant was hospitalised over the weekend (06-07Aug11).The frontman was admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday (06Aug11) to seek...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Restaurant To Open

Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to open a restaurant in Las Vegas.The group has teamed up with several Sin City restaurateurs to create Lynyrd Skynyrd Bbq & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. The venue,...

The Real Lynyrd Skynyrd Dies

The Florida teacher who inspired rockers LYNYRD SKYNYRD's misspelled name has died.Leonard Skinner died on Monday (20Sep10) at a nursing home in Riverside, Florida. He was 77. The Freebird rockers paid a sarcastic tribute to...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Singer White Loses Cancer Battle

Rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD have lost another family member - former singer DEBORAH JO WHITE has lost her battle with cancer.The 58 year old, who performed as Jo Jo Billingsley, passed away on Thursday (24Jun10)...

Bret Michaels To Return To Stage

Bret Michaels is to play live again following his brain haemorrhage.The Poison frontman - who suffered the haemorrhage last week - will return to the stage in a month, to play a promised tour date...

Brave Bret Planning Concert Comeback From Hospital

Worried fans of ailing rocker BRET MICHAELS have been given a big boost - his aides are hopeful he'll be back onstage late next month (May10).The Poison singer is recovering in an Arizona hospital after...

Hall Of Fame Inductions Marred By Rows And Refusals

The 21st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony held in New York City last night (13MAR06) was marred by the ongoing feud between past and present members of BLONDIE, and the SEX...

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Be Kid Rock's Wedding Singers

KID ROCK and PAMELA ANDERSON's wedding will take on a rock theme - they've recruited LYNYRD SKYNYRD to perform at their nuptials. Bandmember GARY ROSSINGTON says Skynyrd and country star...

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