Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlock was interviewed by MediaMikes.com recently, and he discussed the band's new album Last of a Dyin' Breed, their ability to cross generations, and much more.
Says Medlock, "When we started this album, Gary [Rossington], Mark [Matejka] and myself had decided that we were going to try and bring the guitars out more. We wanted to make it more of a guitar based record, since the band is a guitar band. I believe what we have done is created a solid foundation of all three guitars. Each guy has his own place within each song. Everyone stepped up when they needed to take lead."
He also discusses singing on the song "Mississippi Blood," saying, "Johnny [Van Zant] and I throughout the last several records have tried to do a duet. I like being a part of a song vocally, it is always a lot of fun. With that particular tune, the way it was written it fitted what Johnny and I wanted to go after. I really enjoyed it."