Originally Posted by The_jman
I agree, I personally don't like Jonny VanZant I thought that skynyrd died, or the heart of it died with ronny, however I will give Jonny the fact that he's a much better singer when singing his brother's music than when he sings his own original.
I think a big part of it for me is I can accept the new skynyrd because they still play the songs the same way I'm used to hearing them. I think that's one of the reason I really never liked Ronnie James Dio for Sabbath, and I know I'm probably opening up a whole other debate here, but to me although Dio was a better singer, when he tried to sing the songs ozzy wrote he sang them like he would sing them and it sounded nothing like Ozzy, and to me they should sound the way Ozzy sang them.
but that's my two cents take them or leave them.
The problem with that is Dio and Ozzy are comepletly different vocalists. The stuff Sabbath did was written for Ozzy's voice and so the songs would have to be rearranged to fit Dio's voice. That's one of the reasons why they're going under the Heaven & Hell name now doing only the Dio era stuff. That way all the songs sound right live. Also Ozzy never really wrote anything with Sabbath it was mainly Tony and Geezer. Geezer wrote all the lyrics all Ozzy did was come up with was how to sing the song