Lynyrd Skynyrd Talks Southern Rock and Why "Every Band Wishes They Had a 'Free Bird'"

It can't be easy to leave a good band just when they're about to hit it big. And once that's happened, there's never a chance to get back in and enjoy what you helped start. Or is there?

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke has been living out that rare chance for the last 20 years, since he rejoined the legendary Southern rock band in 1996.

Medlocke and Skynyrd will kick off their 2015 touring schedule with next week's Gator Jam at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami. And then they'll head overseas before returning to the U.S. for a proper summer tour.

It's a pretty busy schedule for a band in its fourth decade. But they all still love it.

"We're looking for a good run coming up," Medlocke says. "We've got more music to put out. And we're talking about going into the studio later this year."

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