Are they reanimating the dead members?!?!? Who's left from the original band to make an Album?
And you're not exaggerating either. The only lead/rhythm guitarist left is Rossington I think? Gaines died in the plane accident along with Van Zant, Collins - pneumonia from his paralysis and bass guitarist Wilkeson in 2001. And now keyboardist Powell this year too.
Wiki says he's happily retired, but I saw a TV interview with him quite a few years ago where he said Ronnie Van Zant's wife, who at the time wore the pants in the band's day-to-day business decisions, would not allow him back into the band. At the the time he was not all that happy about it.
It really doesn't matter to me. I normally avoid re-animated bands.