Opening Round Match Up featuring #17 seed Lynyrd Skynyrd vs. #48 seed Journey. A battle of southern rock vs. pop rock. Voting ends Tues. at 8pm EST.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was the definitive Southern rock band, making a name for themselves by fusing the overdriven power of blues-rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard rock swagger. Their distinctive triple-lead guitar sound made their songs "Freebird", and "Sweet Home Alabama" American anthems and staples of FM radio. A chartered airplane carrying the band crashed near a forest in McComb, Mississippi. The plane literally ran out of gas. The crash killed singer/songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, and other band members were injured, some very seriously. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.
Journey is an Arena rock band formed in 1973. The band's greatest commercial success came in the early 1980s with a series of power ballads and soaring classics such as "Don't Stop Believin'", "Any Way You Want It," "Open Arms", "Separate Ways", "Wheel in the Sky" and "Faithfully". Journey have released over 15 studio albums with moderate success, but while the band may not be as commercially successful as others, every one of us knows their work. Many credit the group's success to Steve Perry's powerful vocals and Neal Schon's complex guitar work.
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