Classic rock saviors

The Digital Age has done a number on the music business. But old rockers - from Rush to Rod - have brought millions back into the world's concert halls. A Fortune picture portfolio.

Bassist Ean Evans rocks the restroom in Louisville, photographed by Robyn Twomey on June 15, 2007.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Top songs: "Freebird," "Sweet Home Alabama," Gimme Three Steps"

Listen to: "Sweet Home Alabama"

Essential albums: (pronounced 'lěh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Street Survivors

Why they rock: Their ode to Southern living, "Sweet Home Alabama," was never a No. 1 single, but it is one of the few ringtone megahits. Fans have downloaded it more than a million times. Although few members remain from the old days, the band still plays to sellout crowds.

Bottom Line: Their most recent tour is expected to gross more than $24 million.

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