Lynyrd Skynyrd Share “Sweet Home Alabama” Live Video From “Live In Atlantic City” Release

Lynyrd Skynyrd have shared a new live video for “Sweet Home Alabama” from their new live release “Live in Atlantic City.” That effort will be released on September 21 and it will feature a show the band played at the Decades Rock Arena with special guests 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr., and Bo Bice. It will be available as a CD/Blu-ray Digipak, two-LP vinyl set, DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download. The DVD and Blu-ray will also come with “Lynyrd Skynyrd Confidential” as an added bonus.

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Ed King (Ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd) Dead At 68

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King has passed away at the age of 68. An official cause of death has yet to be revealed, but he had reportedly been battling lung cancer and had recently been hospitalized. R.I.P.

King’s family issued a statement on Facebook:

“It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018. We thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Gary Rossington also commented:

“I’ve just found out about Ed’s passing and I’m shocked and saddened. Ed was our brother, and a great songwriter and guitar player. I know he will be reunited with the rest of the boys in Rock and Roll Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and his family.”

King was known for being one of co-writers of “Sweet Home Alabama.” He was also a founding member of Strawberry Alarm Clock as well.

[via Blabbermouth]

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Release “Live In Atlantic City” In September

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new live release “Live in Atlantic City” is set to be released on September 21. The effort will feature a show the band played at the Decades Rock Arena with special guests 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr., and Bo Bice. It will be available as a CD/Blu-ray Digipak, two-LP vinyl set, DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download. The DVD and Blu-ray will also come with “Lynyrd Skynyrd Confidential” as an added bonus.

“Live in Atlantic City” Track Listing:

01. “Workin’ For MCA”
02. “Red White and Blue (Love It Or Leave)”
03. “Gimme Three Steps”
04. “The Real Thing” (feat. Bo Bice)
05. “Gimme Back My Bullets” (feat. Bo Bice)
06. “Down South Jukin’” (feat. Hank Williams Jr.)
07. “Born to Boogie” (feat. Hank Williams Jr.)
08. “That Smell” (feat. 3 Doors Down)
09. “Kryptonite” (feat. 3 Doors Down)
10. “Saturday Night Special” (feat. 3 Doors Down)
11. “Call Me the Breeze”
12. “Sweet Home Alabama” (feat. 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr., & Bo Bice)
13. “Free Bird”

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce Farewell Tour

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced their “Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour.” Numerous guests including: Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, and Blackfoot will join the band onstage at select dates to help them say goodbye.

Gary Rossington commented:

“It’s hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans. I’m certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many.”

Johnny Van Zant added:

“We’ve been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. It’s been a true honor to try and fill in my brother’s footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive.”

Tour Dates:

05/04 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/05 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
05/12 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/18 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
05/19 Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
05/25 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
05/26 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
06/22 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
06/29 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
06/30 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/06 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/07 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/13 Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
07/14 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/20 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/21 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/28 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/03 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/04 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/10 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/11 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/17 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/18 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheatre
08/25 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
08/31 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/01 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Bob Burns (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Dead At 64

Sad news today. Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Bob Burns has tragically passed away at the age of 64, after crashing his car in Cartersville, GA. Tracey Watson, a patrol spokesperson, told the Patch that “the crash occurred about 11:56 p.m. April 3 when Burns was driving northbound on Tower Ridge Road and his vehicle left the westside of the roadway while approaching a right curve.” Watson went on to say that the drummer then hit a mailbox and a tree, while driving without a seatbelt.

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R.I.P. Bob Burns