LISTEN to An Exclusive Interview with LYNYRD SKYNYRD Guitarist, RICKEY MEDLOCKE on The Group’s Latest Collection-“Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans” and Much More!
Posted On 07 Sep 2015
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Lynyrd Skynyrd is perhaps best known for popularizing the southern hard- rock genre of music during the 1970s. The singles “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” really brought the group into the spotlight.
After an plane crash in 1977 where three members of the group died, the band took a break and re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant.
Today, this newly formed band continues to tour and record with co-founding member Gary Rossington and core members Johnny Van Zant, along with guitarist Rickey Medlocke who recorded with the band for a short time in the early 1970s. Their drummer, Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with the band since 1999. The current band line-up also consists of Peter Keys, Johnny Colt, Mark Matejka, Dale Krantz Rossington
and Carol Chase.
Last November, for one night only, an extraordinary collection of artists came together at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA to perform and celebrate the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd. This unique concert event centered around performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd, including a special rendition of “Travelin’ Man” with Johnny Van Zant singing along with an archival video of his late brother, Ronnie performing, as well as a rousing rendition of“Sweet Home Alabama” with Skynyrd inviting the entire star-studded line-up up on stage to perform along side them.
The show was released on July 24th as a two CD/DVD set titled Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans on Loud & Proud Records in partnership with Blackbird Presents.
The collection features performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as music legends like Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., O.A.R., Robert Randolph and Donnie Van Zant.
“Hearing all of these incredible musicians sing our songs was unforgettable,” says Rossington. “It was a really special night and I’m so happy our fans will now get to enjoy the show at home.”
All Access writer, Leah Adams, recently caught up with the band on a short break from touring for the following interview. Listen as she chats with guitarist, Rickey Medlocke about the band’s legacy and latest collection: