Rickey Medlocke On Lynyrd Skynyrd Considering Retirement

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke took the time to chat with The Fox’s Laura Steele about the band’s future. The rocker shared that there was a moment when he didn’t know if they were going to continue or they were ready to ‘call it quits.’

Here’s what Rickey said about the band’s decision to continue and what he had to say to their fans:

“Well, here’s what I’d like to say, we really thank them and appreciate all the support for all these years it means everything to us. Our fans we call them our Skynyrd Nation, we’d love to thank them for it. But you know we lost Gary Rossington this year and I didn’t know what we were going to do.”

Rickey added that Gary’s unexpected passing this past March put everything into perspective. However he shared that the fans weren’t ready to let them go by explaining:

“[I didn’t know] if we were going to keep it going forward or were we just going to call it a day and just pretty well because of all the fans reaching out to us saying, ‘Please don’t let this be the end,’ that was one deciding factor.”

Medlocke finally expressed that there is no definite end date for the band. He said:

“So we’re going to keep this going for as long as we can, and the way I look at if the Rolling Stones could do it, we can do it.”

Recently Johnny Van Zant had also made comments about how he wants to keep the band going in a recent interview with AXS TV. He shared with fans that they will continue ‘until the good Lord tells them to stop.’ Johnny shared that he doesn’t know what the future holds but that it’s all in ‘God’s timing.’

You can watch Rickey Medlocke’s interview with The Fox’s Laura Steele below.