The Nightwatcher's House Of Rock blog has picked up an interview that guitarist Ricky Medlocke gave to the San Jose News in which he defends the band against critics that have pointed out that only one original member of the group is left.
"A lot of people say, 'Don't you ever feel like you're really a tribute band?' No, I don't.
I think that as long as Gary [Rossington] and myself and Johnny [Van Zant] are there, it's always going to be Lynyrd Skynyrd," Medlocke
Ricky left the band after a year to form Blackfoot, but he remained close to his friends in Skynyrd and was very close to joining the band on the road for that fateful 1977 tour.
"I was invited to go travel with the guys for like a week," Medlocke