Trivia / Alabama

  • Executive Meddling: According to Herndon, he was always treated as a hired hand more than a band member; he usually only played live, and they typically employed session drummers in-studio. Apparently the label just wanted to pitch them as a quartet. Also, he didn't play on any of their albums at all after In Pictures.
  • The Pete Best: The three different drummers before Mark Herndon (Bennett Vartanian until 1976; Jackie Owen for a few months in 1976; and Rick Scott until 1979).