If you remember the dramatic use of 'Free Bird' during the explosive climax of Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, this news shouldn't come as much of a shock... rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd (recent inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) invited the horror rocker/filmmaker to sing on a track from their upcoming album God & Guns, which hits stores later this month. Keep reading to find out how the Z-man first crossed paths with the southern-rock icons...
According to Blabbermouth, Skynyrd vocalist Johnny Van Zant told LiveDaily that the band met Rob through a mutual friend: Zombie's current guitarist, John 5. "We met... out at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles," Van Zant explained. "We were out there playing and just became friends. We had this crazy song called Floyd that's on the album. We said, 'Man, that's kind of dark and mysterious; would Rob like to sing on the chorus?' Of course, he said yes."
Zombie also declared his excitement in a blog entry last week: "It was an honor to be connected to this legendary band in any way," he wrote. "You all know how I love this band!"
God & Guns, which streets on the 29th from Roadrunner Records, represents the band's first new material since Vicious Cycle in 2003.