Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced they'll be canceling or rescheduling their two remaining 2015 dates so that founding member Gary Rossington can recuperate from his recent heart procedures. Rossington, 63, Skynyrd's only remaining original member, suffered a heart attack in October.
On October 23, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin'nérd and Second Helping Live from Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. It also will be released as a DVD+2CD set exclusively at Walmart.
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding guitarist Gary Rossington reportedly suffered a serious heart attack on October 8 and has been under observation since then. Rossington’s daughter Mary Elizabeth posted the news at the Ronnie Van Zant fan page on Facebook. “We were very close to losing him this time and just pray that they will develop even better techniques soon to deal with heart disease,” she writes.
When Labor Day came and went early last month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
As Lynyrd Skynyrd gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants.
It used to be something you could do in private, like, well, some other things you're better off doing in private. But that all changed when an upstart Tom Cruise made air guitar a public nuisance in Risky Business all those decades ago.