3. Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle survived the 1977 plane crash that killed frontman Ronnie Van Zandt, guitarist Steve Gains and backup singer Cassie Gaines. He is no longer in the band. Guitarist Ed King – who cowrote "Sweet Home Alabama" and counts off the song at the beginning – is alive and well, but no longer in Lynyrd Skynyrd. Original drummer Bob Burns, who left in 1974, is also no longer in the band. Of all the pre-plane crash members, only guitarist Gary Rossington remains. (If you want to keep really technical, current guitarist Rickey Medlocke was briefly the band's drummer in 1970.)
The current-day Lynyrd Skynyrd is almost like a tribute band featuring one original member and the brother of the lead singer. They've played "Freebird" and "That Smell" more times than you could possibly imagine, so it's no wonder fans are hoping they call it a day. They could also invite back some of the other surviving members, but that seems unlikely.