Lynyrd Skynyrd announced today that their next studio album,
"Last of A Dying Breed," will be released Aug. 21.
"We kind of went back old school this time," guitarist Gary
Rossington said in a statement. "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."
"Last of a Dying Breed" reunites the band with producer Bob
Marlette who produced "God & Guns," which was released in
Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd is bass player Johnny Colt, who has
played with the Black Crowes, Train and Rockstar Supernova.
When asked about receiving a phone call from guitarist Rickey
Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Colt said:
"What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and [singer Johnny]
Van Zant? We're talking southern rock royalty. We're talking Lynyrd
Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was, When and where?"
Before their album release, the group is headed on a U.S. and
European summer tour, starting with a May 4 show in Baltimore.
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