Lynyrd Skynyrd Working On New Album

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd are hard at work on crafting a new album.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd are hard at work on crafting a new album. Frontman Johnny Van Zant discussed the progress the band have made with Billboard.com.

"We're getting about to the end of the writing part", Van Zant said, pointing out the familiar terrain of the new material. "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. We write about things that we've done or things that have happened to people around us. It's for the common people, people who have made this great country of ours. That's what the heck I say we always write about."

Lynyrd Skynyrd will begin recording the album, which will be the group's follow-up to 2009's "God & Guns", this fall.

"It looks like we're going to push it back to November because we're gonna go out and do some more shows with ZZ [Top]", Van Zant said. "It's a good year so far; everybody's healthy and we're getting a lot of work. So we'll probably take to it in November and then probably take off the middle and latter half of December and come back in January and finish it off."

Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com

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    slaveskinJACKET
    No, the official cover band for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, are working on a new album.
    Jesus_Dean
    I thought they weren't allowed to use the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd" anymore. There was some provision that there had to be at least 3 founding members left to carry on under that moniker. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Jesus_Dean
    ...and you just gotta know that Axl Rose read this article and said "Those *****s! How dare they call themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd!" LOL
    Gohel
    Well, their last album was not bad, but they should change their name.
    rockstaralex24
    "It's a good year so far; everybody's healthy and we're getting a lot of work." ...always a good thing when it comes to skynyrd. (too soon?)
    hawk_kst
    Jesus_Dean wrote: ...and you just gotta know that Axl Rose read this article and said "Those *****s! How dare they call themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd!" LOL
    Haha just laughed so hard xD
    Donald258
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: No, the official cover band for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, are working on a new album.
    thats exacally what i thought when i read this lol the old band are the Hall or Famers not Johnny or Ricky, ect.
    Dpullam
    This should be interesting to hear. Their last album didn't sound much like classic skynyrd but it was still solid. I liked it.