Lynyrd Skynyrd Themed Restaurant To Open In Las Vegas

Lynyrd Skynyrd has licensed its name to a barbecue joint that will open within the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this December. (Above, Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke visit the site.) This is the first time the band has allowed its name to be used in this way. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer is reportedly modeled after "Hell House," a tin shack in which the bandmembers lived and practiced in their earliest days.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Two Concerts; Johnny Van Zant Ill

Johnny Van Zant, lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was hospitalized over the weekend due to complications from a previous surgery. Van Zant was admitted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN on August 6 with a surgical site infected cellulitis which required hospitalization with IV antibiotic treatment. Van Zant has a severe Staph infection and multiple symptoms related to infection. He is to remain out of work and recover for at least one week or until cleared by his primary doctor. The following dates have been cancelled or re-scheduled: -Clear Lake, WI at Firefest was August 6, is now re-scheduled for September 10 -Grand Rapids, MI at Rock the Rapids Music Festival on August 8 has been cancelled -Sturgis, SD at Buffalo Chip on August 10 has been cancelled For refunds, ticket holders should go back to point of purchase for refunds.
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