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Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick Perform Lynyrd Skynyrd Tributes

The legendary acts are among those paying tribute to the southern rockers on 'One More for the Fans.'

By Christopher Scapelliti

Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick were among the artists who paid tribute to southern-rock giants Lynyrd Skynyrd on the all-star tribute recording One More for the Fans. That live set is due in stores on July 24, but you can catch some of the performances—including those of Frampton and Cheap Trick—below.

The tracks were recorded on November 12, 2014, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The show featured collaborations by artists that include Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, Charlie Daniels and John Hiatt.

In the videos shown here, Frampton performs J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze”—a hit from Skynyrd’s 1974 release, Second Helping, while Cheap Trick ably put their spin on “Gimme Back My Bullets.”

Frampton’s relationship with Skynyrd goes back to the Seventies, when both were among the most popular touring acts of the era.

“We’ve known each other on a very close level,” Frampton told Billboard. “We’ve known each other through thick and thin, literally. We’ve played many, many concerts together. And we went through their air disaster together because my crew was off the road with me and had joined Lynyrd Skynyrd for that tour.

“It’s just always been a pleasure to do anything with them, and I enjoyed the whole experience of doing that [tribute] show. It was much more of a family experience for me, that whole day.”

“Oh man, it was a great evening,” Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington added. “It was a tribute to the music and everybody came. All our friends and the great artists who were there were just great. It was very humbling, and I was in awe of all those guys.”