Lynyrd Skynyrd

Best Guitar Solos: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird

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When I first started this topic I could have very easily picked this song to be the first one featured. Between “Hotel California” and “Free Bird,” it’s really all a matter of preference as to which one usually gets picked as the all time best. There is certainly a case for “Free Bird” to be the all time great. There is a bit of fun history that comes with this song too. When writing the song, the guitar solos that finish the song were added originally to give singer Ronnie Van Zant a chance to rest his voice, as the band was playing several sets per night at clubs at the time. This solo is truly on another level and still to this day is iconic. Like “Hotel California,” it’s very memorable and you can sing along to the solo. I know every time I hear this song, it makes me want to play air drums or air guitar along with it.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird (Live in 1977):

 

 

Songs In Film: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Tuesday’s Gone in Happy Gilmore

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When you think of Lynyrd Skynyrd, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is “Free Bird.” That’s the same for me too. Over the years though, I’ve really come to the realization that “Tuesday’s Gone” is a better song than “Free Bird.” That’s just my opinion, and we can talk about that later if you’d like. Anyways, the other night while looking for something mindless to watch, I noticed Happy Gilmore was about to start and so I settled in and watched. As it began I couldn’t help but remember that “Tuesday’s Gone” opens and closes the movie and its the perfect song to do both. So with that in mind, check out this great use of the song in one of the funniest movies ever!

Tuesday’s Gone in Happy Gilmore:
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Ending:

 

Songs In Film: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird in The Devil’s Rejects

 

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The new topics continue today! Songs in film is going to be a fun one for sure. I’m a sucker for great song placement in a film. When that right song hits as the scene plays out, (you know the feeling) it all makes it that much more poignant.

The first one I present to you is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic “Free Bird,” which you hear playing at the end in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects.  This is the ABSOLUTE BEST place this song has ever been heard in a film. It’s such an iconic song that the way the climax of the song hits when the bullets are flying… OH MY! Anytime I hear “Free Bird” played anywhere, I can’t help but always think of this scene.

Let me know what you think!!

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird in The Devil’s Rejects:

 

Top Ten Bands A-Z: L

The journey continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. L is here and unlike the past few letters this one should be less difficult to complete. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list. These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Led Zeppelin
02) Love
03) John Lennon
04) Lynryd Skynyrd
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Cover Song: Metallica (Lynyrd Skynyrd)- Tuesday’s Gone

Metallica does a great job covering the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Tuesday’s Gone.”  At Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows, they invited some friends up on stage to join in the cover of this song. Joining them was Pepper Keenan (Down/Corrosion of Conformity), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Jim Martin (Faith No More), and Gary Rossington (Lynryd Skynryd).  Check it out!!

 

Metallica and Friends- Tuesday’s Gone:

 

Lynryd Skynyrd- Tuesday’s Gone:

Cover Comparison: Shinedown vs Deftones (Lynyrd Skynyrd)- Simple Man

Thought I’d try something different. Since there are lots of the same covers out there I thought why not see what one you the reader/listener likes best. This week I put Shinedown and Deftones versions of Lynard Skynyrd’s classic “Simple Man” against each other.

Shinedown:

 

Deftones:

 

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