The band originally started as a college a campus worship band by current lead vocalist Jon Michah Sumrall and guitarists Ryan Shrout and James Mead, and signed on with BEC/Tooth and Nail Records to produce their successful albums.
Alice in Chains' current line up is composed of guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist William DuVall (a spot formerly occupied by the late Layne Staley), bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney.
Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant felt that Young, a northern man who wasn't even an American citizen, was over generalizing in his criticisms of the region that Skynyrd called home.
The band formed in 1982 and consisted of friends Marti Pellow (born Mark McLaughlin; frontman, vocalist), Tom Cunningham (drummer), Graeme Clark (bassist) and Neil Mitchell (guitarist).
While Astrud is known as a vocalist and not an instrumentalist, some of the songs she performed are intertwined with her name even more than the composer, such as The Girl From Ipanema.