Skynyrd Ready New Album… And Open Restaurant
Lynyrd Skynyrd intend to start recording a new album in November.
It will be the follow-up to 2009’s God & Guns, and the band have been collaborating on songs with Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Susan Tedeschi and former Boston drummer Tom Hambridge.
And in the autumn, the band will be opening the Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer restaurant in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
This will have memorabilia and artwork, and is being designed to look like Hell House, the shack in Jacksonville where the band came up with their sound in the late 1960s. Skynyrd will also play there several times each year.
Frontman Johnny Van Zant told Billboard:
“It’s been in the works for about a year now, and they just broke ground about a month ago. It’s kind of between the Luxor and Excalibur, so it’s right here on the strip in a pretty good spot. We hope that when bands come through they’ll go and visit and it’ll be a place to hang out. It should be a cool thing.”
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