Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Average User Rating 9.26
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Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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The Boys of Southern Rock are at it again!!!
Venue/Date: NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)
Concert Date:  
October 12th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.28
Simple pleasures

ROCK REVIEW: Skynyrd satisfies fans at Nokia

12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, October 13, 2007
By MATT WEITZ / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

GRAND PRAIRIE Ah, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Since the mid-'70s, their shows have been a celebration of Southern rock (a term that didn't exist until they helped birth it) and an excuse to have a rib-rattlin' good time.

I recall in particular one time in the early '90s, when the band's resurgence was brand-new and what is now called Smirnoff Music Centre was known as Starplex. I was sitting in my usual chair, two seats from a buttoned-down banker type and his wife, who were no doubt on a rock 'n' roll night on the town.

It wasn't long before the seats between us were occupied by two true Skynyrd fans, a huge, hairy man and his equally imposing wife/date, both of whom had smuggled in pints of Jack Daniel's and seemed to regard "Whooooooooooo!!!" as the acme of musical commentary.

Hooting like mandrills, they pumped their fists in the air and thrashed about in their places. I caught a glimpse of the upper-class couple; their faces were masks of fear.

Friday night at Nokia Live, it was clear that quite a bit has obviously changed. For one thing, there were only 2,600 folks in attendance. For another, the crowd while raucous and ebullient was not nearly as wild.

The band, which has only two original members (keyboard player Billy Powell and guitarist Gary Rossington), has one of the best excuses of all the semi-demi-retreads touring these days. Everyone remembers the tragic plane crash that killed three members and most of their management and injured almost everybody else associated with the group..
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ynyrd Skynyrd Rock it Hard!
Venue/Date: Times Union African American Family Day (Albany, NY)
Concert Date:  
June 9th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.23
Skynyrd sizzles, Hank Jr. fizzles
By DAVID MALACHOWSKI, Special to the Times Union
First published: Monday, June 11, 2007

ALBANY -- Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Jr. and all their rowdy friends convened at the Times Union Center Saturday for what could've been a country-rock dream concert.

These days, original Skynyrd members Gary Rossington (guitar) and Billy Powell (piano) are bolstered by bassist Ean Evans, guitar-slinger Rickey Medlocke, singer/frontman Johnny Van Zant and Michael Cortellone on drums. Guitarist Mark Matejka and singers Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase rounded out the crew.


At the TU Center, Skynyrd could do no wrong. They hit the ground running with "Travelin' Man" and never looked back.

The triple-guitar army still works wonders, but it was really all about Rossington -- his timeless tone and facile fretwork in fine form.

The late Ronnie Van Zant appeared often in video clips, a reminder of their glory years, as a scorched-earth set list included classics "What's Your Name" (where Powell's piano fills shined), a hard-hitting "That Smell" (stocked with fiery solos all around), the moving "Simple Man" and "Gimme Three Steps."
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LS played with heart and soul as usual !!!
Hello All,

It was a great show... I have seen LS 6 times total and I enjoy myself every time...

I never saw Hank in concert before so this was a 1st time experience. I didn't know what to expect and didn't expect what I saw. (this comment is not to be taken in negative way at all)

The nature of the tour name Rowdy Fyrnds made me wonder if Hank and LS would play some songs together... but it did not happen... I wouldn't have bet the farm on it, but I would have liked to see it happen...

Hank did alot of talking and suprisingly I could understand his stories. What I mean is, when bands get talking on stage I usually don't really hear what is being said. I pick out a word or two and fill in the blanks. Hawk's sound system was set up great, as I understood his stories. He spoke alot about his father's days and his 1st performance being in 1957...
(i was -8 year old in '57).

In no particular order I remember "a country boy can survive", "long gone lonesome blues", with medley of "all my rowdy fyrnds", "can't you see", "take the highway", "habits old and new", "thats how they do it in dixie", & "dinosaur"

"Are you ready for some football" was also sung & promoted as well a NFL footage being played in background on video sceen.

Hank played excerts from songs and tribute pieces of songs from Johnny Cash; "I walk the line", Jerry Lee: "whole lotta shakin", Ted Nugent" "cat scracch fever", Areosmith: "walk this way", Marshal Tucker: "way too many friends are gone"

Hank played his acoustic guitar well and he was lighting fast with the electric guitar. I was very impressed with the electric guitar performance by Hank... he played the fiddle having it streched out low down along his arm far away from the usual fiddle position of most... and of course he wailed on the piano. Although he played several songs from start to finish there was a feelin of bits and pieces of music... I'm being over dramatic with this example but it felt like listening to a radio station playing several riff's of songs and your objective was to guess each artist... at one point I turned to my girlfriend, as I wasn't sure what I was hearing and I aked "it that a ted nugent song"? She said "NO"... it turned out she was wrong... I did not expect to hear a piece of "cat scratch fever" and a piece of "walk this way" at a Hank concert... although it was different, it was not bad and either way I was not at the concert for Hank...
I was there for LS...

Hank made reference to the 6/08/07 Univercity Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center show, stating could you believe they wouldn't sell beer at a Hank & LS show... might even been reference in sutle manner about not going back... but i can't be sure...

LS played.... gimmme three steps", "gimme back my bullets", "Tuesday gone", "curtis lowe", "needle in a spoon", "that smell", "simple man", "what's your name", "Working at the MCA", "travelin man", "call me the breeze" & of course freebird...

LS played with heart and soul as usual....I have been a fan since about 14 years old... my fyrnds brother(ken)turned me onto LS 28 years ago.. wouldn't you know I bumped into Ken with his daughter at the show.. Ken and I live in same town... we see each other once in a while... but at the LS show !!!

This is what the Rowdy Fyrnds show is about !!


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ne cede malis [yeild not to misfortune]
first lynyrd skynyrd concert and best concert i have ever been to

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