Johnny Van Zant Says Lynyrd Skynyrd Plans To Record Until ‘The Good Lord’ Intervenes

In a recent interview with AXS TV, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant revealed how they plan to keep the band and Gary Rossington’s legacy alive. He shared the band’s wish even to record the songs he’d written with the band’s late guitarist as follows:

“I think the most important thing in which we’ve had to make a decision just recently after Gary’s [Rossington] passing is to keep on playing the music. Skynyrd was built as a live band. We have songs that Gary, me, and Rickey [Medlocke] have written, and it’d be nice to go in the studio and record those songs in his honor and finish it out.”

He added that they’ll only stop when God gives them a sign by saying:

“Also, to keep going out and playing until the good Lord tells us it’s time that you know to hang up our pistols and throw our boots away. But [we’ll] see what the future brings. You know, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. It’s all in his hands.”

Besides wanting to complete unfinished tracks in honor of Gary, the singer also shared that he is excited for their concert film ‘The 50th Anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ to come out. He expressed:

“There’s a theater thing too that’s coming out pretty soon. We did a PBS special it’s going to be on PBS and it was Gary’s last performance with us so I’m really happy to be able to have that on tape and to be able to show the fans.”

Johnny had announced the ‘bittersweet’ concert film in a statement back in June where he had said:

“We were fortunate to capture this special evening with Gary Rossington and Dale Krantz Rossington… It is certainly bittersweet because this was Gary’s last show, but we are so fortunate that we were able to share one last special night together onstage, doing what Gary loved.”

You can watch Johnny Van Zant’s interview with AXS TV and watch the trailer for ‘The 50th Anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’ below.