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. The restaurant will feature Texas-style barbecue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and feature music and live entertainment at night. Band memorabilia will be on display, and members have promised to play occasional shows along with cover bands. Dancing bartenders will perform nightly and host customers in sing-alongs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be touring the US in October; visit our tour page to find a show near you.