Watch Billy Gibbons and Slash Lead Gary Rossington Tribute At CMT Awards
via CMT / Youtube
An Amazing Tribute To Gary
During the 2022 CMT Awards, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Slash of Guns N’ Roses teamed up to lead a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington. The performance included an all-star group of musicians, with Gibbons and Slash handling the guitar solos.
The tribute opened with a recording of Rossington discussing his love for music and his experience with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gibbons and Slash then launched into a rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama,” with the crowd joining in to sing along. The performance continued with “Gimme Back My Bullets” and “Free Bird,” both classic Lynyrd Skynyrd tracks.
Throughout the performance, Gibbons and Slash showed off their impressive guitar skills, trading solos and playing off each other’s riffs. They were joined by a number of other talented musicians, including Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone, who played a thunderous solo during “Free Bird.”
Overall, the tribute was a fitting tribute to Gary Rossington and Lynyrd Skynyrd, showcasing the enduring power of their music and the incredible talent of the musicians who brought it to life on stage.
Watch the performance below: