Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd.jpg
One of the several logos for the band.
Debut Album1973
Years Active (making albums)1973-1977
Most recent albumGod and Guns

Lynyrd Skynyrd is a southern classic rock band. Their debut album, (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), released in 1973, reached 2 million sales and quickly grew in popularity due to the rock anthem Free Bird.
The band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.


[edit] History

The band's debut album was released in 1973. Their second album, Second Helping, was released in 1974 and included the well known song Sweet Home Alabama. Three of the band members died 4 years later in an airplane crash, including the lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. During a period of time, the songs, such as Free Bird were performed as instrumentals before Van Zant's younger brother sang them.

[edit] Albums

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - (1973)
Second Helping - (1974)
Nuthin' Fancy - (1975)
Gimme Back my Bullets - (1976)
Street Survivors - (1977)
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 - (1991)
The Last Rebel- (1993)
Twenty - (1997)
Edge of Forever - (1999)
Christmas Time Again - (2000)
Vicious Cycle - (2003)
God & Guns - (2009)

[edit] In the media

[edit] Guitar Hero series

[edit] Guitar Hero II

Skynyrd's rock anthem Free Bird appeared as the final song in the medium, hard and expert difficulty.

[edit] Guitar Hero: World Tour

Skynyrd's song Sweet Home Alabama appeared in one of the later gigs.

[edit] Guitar Hero: Metallica

Skynyrd's song Tuesday's Gone appears in this game.

[edit] Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

Skynyrd's song Free Bird appears in this game, in the first gig for vocals and the last for the others. This time, the master recording is used unlike GHII, where a cover was made.

[edit] Guitar Hero 5

Both Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird can be imported into this game.
Free Bird can also be bought separately or as a track pack with songs Simple Man and Gimme Three Steps, both also available separately.

[edit] Other

Free Bird appears in K-DST in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Saturday Night Special also appears in Liberty Rock Radio in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Simple Man and Gimme Three Steps both appear as downloadable content for Rock Band.

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