Blackfoot Premiere "Need My Ride" Music Video

(Image credit: Doug Heslip/Official Press Kit Photo)

If there’s one thing Rickey Medlocke can’t do, it’s sit still. The Blackfoot co-founder and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist is always looking for ways to challenge his creative impulses.

Which brings us to today's exclusive premiere of "Need My Ride," Blackfoot's latest music video.

The clip, which you can check out below, was directed by Harold Sellers—who also directed the “Southern Native” music video—in Estero, Florida. The concert segment was shot at Germain Arena in Estero.

Blackfoot, which features Medlocke on guitar, plus lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, drummer Matt Anastasi and guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, have been jamming and making new music for several decades. They released the hard-charging Southern Native last summer via Loud & Proud Records; that's where you'll find "Need My Ride" and 10 more powerful tracks.

"I've always been an adrenaline junkie when it comes to fast cars and motorcycles, and the song ‘Need My Ride’ captures that feeling," Anastasi says. "With me on my Harley and Tim in his Camaro, we captured footage on our way to a sold-out show in our hometown arena, and it was just an amazing experience.”

For more about Blackfoot, check out—and look for their upcoming live dates below.

Blackfoot Tour Dates:
16 Mar - Music Vault @ Hardeeville, SC
28 Apr - The Open Chord @ Knoxville, TN
30 Apr - Merriweather Post Pavilion @ Columbia, MD
05 May - Boneyard At Seahaven Beach Commons @ Panama City Beach, FL
22 Jun - Capitol Centre @ North Bay, Canada
23 Jun - Empire Theatre @ Belleville, Canada
12 Aug - Maude Cobb Event Center @ Longview, TX
11 Nov - Seneca Casino @ Niagara Falls, NY

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.