2013 is going to be a monster year for one of America’s greatest bands.  With a sold out tour that started in NYC at Beacon Theatre last night, their newest album “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed” opening at #14 on the Billboard Charts, and one of the most loyal followings in Classic Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd is poised to continue to make music history even after 5 decades of incredible success.  They are headlining the “2013 Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Concert Ball” Sunday night at the Warner Theater. Guitar whiz Robert Randolph will be joining in the festivities. The event, which is free for the military and their families, is honoring America’s military heroes and will play host to 1,000 troops. Honorary co-hosts include Speaker John Boehner; Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy; and House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon. Sen. John Thune’s daughter Brittany Thune is singing the national anthem.

Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.  In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the group No. 95 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  In October 2008, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song Free Bird‘s solo was named the 3rd greatest guitar solo by Guitar World. In September 2010, Lynyrd Skynyrd was named No. 77 VH1‘s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Ricky Medlock in NYC for EXTRA right after their tour’s opening show to talk about their newest album, their tour, headlining the Inaugural Ball for Wounded Warriors, and using Spreecast video platform we let the fans ask the band questions and come on screen to say hello.  What an honor to sit with these music legends!  Enjoy Kade Nation!