The Rossington-Collins Band...This Is the Way (album). The Rossington Collins Band was a southern rock band founded in 1979 by guitarists Allen Collins and Gary Rossington following the 1977 plane crash which killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, of which both had been members. The Jacksonville band released two albums, but disbanded in 1982. Their biggest hit, "Don't Misunderstand Me," charted in late 1980. From liner notes we see that Derek Hess is drumming. Billy Powell of course on piano. And Leon Wilkeson is on bass.