Lynyrd Skynyrd are saying farewell to the road, but not recording.
Singer Johnny Van Zant tells Madness to Creation that they have a new disc “in the can... We have a bunch of songs that we’re all the time writing… Probably after this tour we’ll have that album, do a studio thing.”
There's also a concert DVD on the way as the cameras were rolling at their hometown show in Jacksonville, Florida. Van Zant says an album of that show will also be released.
The tour starts up again in May, and Van Zant adds that they still "have a lot of places we still want to hit. We’ll probably make another run sometime through Europe and down to Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.”
Van Zant is working on new music with his brother, former 38 Special singer Donnie Van Zant, and he also wants to do a gospel album. "I lost my oldest daughter last year due to cancer and it kind of got me back to where I should have been at a long time ago with God.”
And he wants to do a blues album and a few country albums before he goes to "the mighty big heaven up in the sky.”