Even some of the biggest rock stars in the world still have to practice every now and then. After all, practice makes perfect, right?
Although Lynyrd Skynyrd has been performing for decades, they still host regular rehearsals to brush up on their skills. Since the group usually maintains a busy tour schedule, the practice also helps keep them warmed up for their shows.
One of the biggest tours that Skynyrd has ever been on was their 40th anniversary tour. The tour kicked off in 2013, and celebrated the 40 year mark since Skynyrd released their first studio album.
Skynyrd pulled out all of the stops in their setlist for the tour, bringing back some older tunes that fans all know and love. One of those songs was "Swamp Music," which was first featured on the group's sophomore album, Second Helping.
A behind-the-scenes clip shows Skynyrd rehearsing "Swamp Music" to prepare for their 40th anniversary tour. It turns out that the guys had been practicing so hard that they managed to work up a sweat!
"We've been sweating for ya," lead singer Johnny Van Zant said, lifting up his arm to show the proof.
The camera then moved to show guitarist Gary Rossington, who was sitting down picking out one of his guitar parts. That's when drummer Michael Cartellone gathered everyone around to share something he noticed about their run throughs of "Swamp Music."
"When Sparky [Matejka] is starting 'Swamp Music,' it's getting kind of lost," Michael said, before pounding out a few beats on his drum to show what he thought they should do.
It's so cool to see how Skynyrd works together behind the scenes! Tune in below to check out this fun clip.
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