Tuesday's Gone

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"Tuesday's Gone"
Song by Lynyrd Skynyrd
from the album (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)
Released August 13, 1973
Recorded Studio One, Doraville, Georgia, April 3, 1973
Genre Southern rock
Length 7:32
Label MCA Records
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Van Zant
Allen Collins
Producer(s) Al Kooper
"Tuesday's Gone"
Song by Metallica
from the album Garage Inc.
Released November 24, 1998
Recorded September–October 1998 at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California.
Genre Southern rock
Length 9:05
Label Elektra Records
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Van Zant
Allen Collins
Producer(s) Bob Rock
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Mark Whitaker

"Tuesday's Gone" is the second track on Lynyrd Skynyrd's first album, (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd). It also appears on the band's first live LP, One More From the Road.

Al Kooper adds upfront Mellotron string sounds to the chorus of the song. It's one of a few Lynyrd Skynyrd songs on which Bob Burns, one of the original founding members and drummer, did not play. Atlanta Rhythm Section's drummer Robert Nix played on the studio version. Bob Burns, however, can be heard playing on the demo version from the same session.

Cover versions

Metallica covered "Tuesday's Gone" on the album Garage Inc.,[1] which features special appearances from Gary Rossington on guitar,[1] Pepper Keenan from Corrosion of Conformity, John Popper from Blues Traveler, Les Claypool from Primus,[1] Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains,[1] Jim Martin formerly of Faith No More, credited as Fatso.

In 1988, a cover version was recorded by country music artist Hank Williams, Jr. as the closing track on his album Wild Streak. This version was later part of a 1994 compilation titled Skynyrd Frynds, which featured several country acts performing covers of Skynyrd songs.

Ian Stuart Donaldson of Skrewdriver covered the song with Stigger on the Patriotic Ballads 2 album.

On July 13, 1999, Phish covered the song for an encore at the then-called Tweeter Center (now the Xfinity Center) outside of Boston, in Mansfield, Massachusetts[2]

In 2001, a previously unreleased demo version of the song was featured as a bonus track on the reissued and expanded CD. The demo version is also available on the 2005 Chronicles CD box set.[citation needed]

Bluegrass versions of the song were recorded by Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time on their 2004 tribute CD Lonesome Skynyrd Time.

Atlanta Rhythm Section covered the song on the 2011 album With All Due Respect on the Fuel 2000 Records label.


  1. ^ a b c d Prato, Greg (2014). Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine. Akashic Books. pp. 229–230. ISBN 978-1-61775-322-0.
  2. ^ PT | Phish | Shows | 07/13/99 Tweeter Center Boston - Mansfield, MA Archived 2008-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
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