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Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces New Album and Bassist

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that they’ll have a new album on the shelves on August 21. Last of a Dying Breed will be their first effort since 2009’s God & Guns, and promises to be a real fan-pleaser.

“It was great to get back in the studio with [producer Bob Marlette] for this new album,” guitarist Gary Rossington said. “We kind of went back old school this time. 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.”

Along with the album announcement came the news that they’ve found a new bass player. Former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt, who also played for Train and Rockstar Supernova, got a call for the gig and promptly agreed.

“What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd,” the bassist said. “The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”

Colt takes the place of Robert Kearns, who had been touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd since bassist Ean Evans’ death in 2009.