news about ronnie stepping down as lead vocalist due to some "nodes" on his vocal coards
August 07, 2010 2:49:05 AM UTC Post #1

From an interview last Sunday, Private Sessions, I heard from Gary Rossington that Ronnie VanZant was going to step down as the lead vocalist for Skynyrd due to some Nodes growth on his vocal cords?
Has anyone have any knowlege of this? He was going to Manage Skynyrd from what I can find out.

August 07, 2010 5:51:00 AM UTC Post #1

This was no secret. And Paul Rodgers would take his place at the lead(vocals).
Ah ! If ... If .. If ...

August 07, 2010 12:54:15 PM UTC Post #2

We all have knowledge of this-lol
they said it on Private sessions.

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

August 08, 2010 12:19:55 AM UTC Post #3

@ LynSkyn1981............Love the youtube page, and always got some insightful information to share. Whiskey rock n roller brother

said:Ain't no need to worry
Ain't no use to cry
'Cause I'll be comin' home soon
To keep you satisfied


August 08, 2010 2:56:27 AM UTC Post #4

@wolfwhistle: who is paul rodgers?where is he from?last known was Ronnie did ask Johnny about this, 'cause from the family point of view, of the three boys, Johnny did have the best voice. Where do you get your info. from? I have found a person who had Skynyrd at his wedding years ago(the original people) they all signed his guest book.He knows about Garys mishap with the white guitar neck getting warpped but was fixed. do you know Nathen Taylor? (sp) Thanks for your insite.

August 08, 2010 3:04:21 AM UTC Post #5

If we are talking about the same Paul Rogers he is best known for playing with Free, Bad Company and recently with Queen. He has also done solo stuff and worked on Blues projects with artists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, BB King, Gary Moore and others.

Some lucky couple had L Skynyrd play their wedding!!!!!! Wow! I guess when some drunk "usher" yelled Freebird, (which always happens) the band actually played the song with true awesome-ness!!!!

PS I think Johnny is doing a mighty FINE job carrying the torch! ...and while we are on the subject .. .38 Special is nothing to shake a stick at either. I'd love to see a Van Zant tour.

August 08, 2010 3:51:42 AM UTC Post #6

@LynSkyn1981: Your page looks amazing!!!!!!!

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

August 08, 2010 5:17:59 AM UTC Post #7

@Bob Price & ls sbronson :
Yep, that's THE Paul Rodgers.
Somewhere JVZ says PR has the best voice on the rockscene.
(and he's right !). Instead of BM, take PR on the next tour, guys !!
He still kicks ass ! (see his latest "Live in Glasgow"-album)
Bad Company was one of my fav bands when I was a teen.

One of his best known songs with The Free (besides "Allright Now")
is "Wishing Well",
wich is covered by ... Rickey's Blackfoot .
On Amazon you can find an album called
"The very best of Free & Bad Co ft. Paul Rodgers".
Gives you a pretty good idea of his musical history
(has a very nice CD-cover, kinda Skynyrd-style).


August 08, 2010 5:39:58 AM UTC Post #8

Wolf, would love a 3 day fest! 38 special, Van Zant and L Skynyrd!
ALLLL the soooongs---you are so right.

I like the song Wishing Well too, and naturally everyone likes All right ! . But he had a lot of other hits too. Feel like makin'..., Can't get enough...Shooting Star!

But PR's bluesy stuff is pretty good too. I like Gary Moore alot and he teamed with PR on a Muddy Waters song that was ok. I think it was called "She Moves Me" . In my opinion, not either of their best work, but the two of them together was a nice tribute . Gary Moore is so under rated!

August 08, 2010 2:40:17 PM UTC Post #9

@wolfwhistle: As you requested, I just saw PR do wishing well on you tube and does it very well. thanks.
Just heard on the local radio that Johnny and Donnie might get back together as VanZant Country music. Does this mean a dispercing of two bands? 'Cause Ronnie did start both 38 Spec. and Skynyrd. Can you think of it Skynyrd playing without a VanZant at the mic? Theres talk around here that the Skynyrd name should be "retired" and The Rossington
Band play on with Dale at the mic. What do you think about that?

August 09, 2010 3:25:13 AM UTC Post #10

@wolfwhistle: Thanks for the insite, saw PR on you tube, was great entertainment. Heard on the local radio today, "could
you imagine Skynyrd playing without a VanZant at the mic?" Sounded like Johnny & Donnie want to refire VanZant Country Style. That would be a lot of work for 2 guys in their mid fifties.But they want to uphold Ronnies dream.
What say you Wolfwhistle?

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