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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Last Of A Dying Breed"; New Studio Album Out In August

Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records has set an August 21 release date for "Last Of A Dying Breed", Lynyrd Skynyrd's first studio album since the September, 2009 release of "God & Guns", which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart and gave the band their highest debut since 1977. "Last Of A Dying Breed" reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette, who helmed "God & Guns".

"It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album," saidGary Rossington. "We kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that's when you know you are on to something good. We can't wait to let the fans hear these songs and play 'em live."

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant(vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummerMichael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three bandmembers, including Ronnie Van Zant andSteve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.

Joining  Lynyrd Skynyrd  will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of The Black Crowes, who has also played with Train and Rock Star Supernova. When asked about receiving a phone call fromRickey Medlocke on behalf of  Lynyrd Skynyrd  to join the band,Johnny said, "What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We're talking southern rock royalty. We're talking Lynyrd Skynyrd . The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!" 

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