Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington says we haven't seen the last of the iconic rock ‘n roll band.
Skynyrd originally announced their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell tour back in 2018. However, in a video posted on the band's Facebook page, Rossington said that he, and the band, have no plans to quit anytime soon.
Gary said, "We've been announcing some tour dates coming up we're gonna do this year and the next few years and I hope to make all I can with my heart problems. Actually I'm having an operation in a month to put some heart valve clips back on my valves that kind of gone bad and that should really help a lot. So I'd like to say I'm gonna really keep working on my health and working out and trying to get better to be out there and play every night."
And despite his health issues, he says retirement is simple “not in his vocabulary.”
"I think when you retire you kinda just fade away your own self. Everybody through the years has told me 'thanks for keeping the music going.' You know, I would've never done the Tribute tour in '87 without Johnny [Van Zant] being the singer. He was like the only person that fit. He sounded and looked like [the late Skynyrd singer] Ronnie [Van Zant] and he's been with us so long he's part of Skynyrd too, you know. I'm sorry, but Ronnie would've loved him to be doing this. He used to ask me and [the late Skynyrd guitarist] Allen [Collins] if something happened to him, 'Get Donnie [Van Zant]. Get Johnny.' So we're doing what Ronnie's wishes were."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]