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3 Full Shows: Must Watch/Listen!

3 Full Shows: Must Watch/Listen!

Aerosmith, Skynyrd, ‘the guy with the Afro’ Not a whole lot to post here except to WATCH THESE. F-ing incredible. Seriously. Vintage Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd and “the guy with the Afro” – Jimi. Got hipped to these vids by emails and forums (thanks much guys), just incredible. About “the guy with the Afro.” I was […]

January 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Skynyrd Covered: Gear (Part 2)

Skynyrd Covered: Gear (Part 2)

[Part 1 of this post is here.] Have to borrow a line from Homer Simpson: Ahhhhhhhhh, gear. Anyhow, some tunes – like “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Simple Man” – sound like period-correct gear and tones, whereas tunes like “Saturday Night Special” sound a lot more modern. I wanted to know – we all […]

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skynyrd Covered: Some Wood! (Part 1)

Skynyrd Covered: Some Wood! (Part 1)

First of all, gotta say it takes large cojones to cover a band of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s stature beyond just one tune. It may even take huger ones to get a PR firm to broadcast that to the world. In other words, here in Wood-land, you better nail it or do something truly interesting with it, […]

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skynyrd’s Saturday Night Special: Wood!

Skynyrd’s Saturday Night Special: Wood!

Been listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s KILLER album One More From the Road in the car lately. I mean, come on. One of the best rock bands ever, one of the best albums ever. I’m struck by:

June 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Jeff Carlisi’s .38 Special Gear Deets

Jeff Carlisi’s .38 Special Gear Deets

Even though Ronnie Van Zant wrote and sung the line “Handguns are made for killin’, ain’t no good for nothin’ else,” his younger bro Donnie started a band that ended up being named after a handgun. And that band (.38 Special) produced some great stuff tunes in the ’80s, not all of which were the […]

April 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Gear Used on ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Gear Used on ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Not Peavey Maces! Peave Mace, Peavey Mace, all we’ve heard for years is that the Lynyrd Skynyrd guys used Peavey Mace amps. Somewhat true. They did, but not all the time – and apparently not on the recording of ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ Stumbled onto an interview with one of the engineers of that tune (off […]

April 19, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
’98 Skynyrd Gear Details, Part 2

’98 Skynyrd Gear Details, Part 2

Strings, Picks, Slides, RVZ Part 1 was all about guitars, amps and effects (none!) used by the ’98 Skynyrd guitar trio of Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson. Here are some more details, plus some reflections about the great Ronnie Van Zant.

December 2, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Part 1 I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the greatest bands ever IMO. I never got a chance to see the original band live, but was days away from going to a Rossington-Collins Band show

November 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
32 Years Today: Steve Gaines Remembered

32 Years Today: Steve Gaines Remembered

How To Play ‘I Know a Little;’ Played on a Les Paul? Thirty-two years ago today, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down and we lost one of the greatest guitar players ever to walk out on a stage: 28-year-old Steve Gaines. Steve was an absolute monster. Couple quotes to that effect (if you read nothing else, […]

October 20, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

And Why Hatchet’s First Album Sounded Like Skynyrd I still love Molly Hatchet’s tune “Flirtin’ With Disaster”…and I know I’m not alone! A great song, fast tempo, some great guitar-playing, multiple leads – separated by the southern lead singer whistle which means “c’mon and play something” – harmony leads, it’s all there. Tone of the […]

September 16, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Rickey Medlocke: More on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Rickey Medlocke: More on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Part 2: Blackfoot and Skynyrd History Tidbits No tone details in what follows, but as a lifelong Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, I didn’t know a bunch of what follows here, and figured you might not either. Interesting stuff. The sources for this info are listed in part 1 of this article. And again, unless […]

May 25, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Rickey Medlocke on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Rickey Medlocke on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Part 1: Blackfoot and Skynyrd Gear I love Blackfoot. One of the best bands ever to be on a stage, period. If you missed ‘em, I feel for you. It was all good ‘ol rock ‘n’ roll: loud, fast, Les Pauls and Explorers through Marshalls, hitting the skins hard. No BS, no ballads – during […]

May 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Allen Collins’ Freebird Solo

Allen Collins’ Freebird Solo

If you’ve heard the long solo at the end of Freebird, you’ve probably tried to figure out how to play it. And since that piece was recorded and played in the days before video ubiquity, you might have assumed – like I did – that that outro solo was split between Skynyrd’s great axemen, Allen […]

December 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Axl Goes Off (on Slash)!

Axl Goes Off (on Slash)!

Axl Rose (apparently) recently posted a long “clearing the air” type diatribe on the GnR message board, and it’s a doozy. The guy who gets cracked the most? Slash. I’ll leave you to wade through the whole thing, but here are what I thought were the most interesting quotes. Axl going off on everyone, particularly […]

December 16, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Audley Freed! (part 2)

Audley Freed! (part 2)

I went surfing and found some info on Audley that WoodyToners will enjoy. The excerpts were taken from two articles: here and here. The articles are a bit old, so some of the info might be dated. If you know where to find more or more-current Audley info or interviews, please let me know. Influences […]

November 17, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More