Skynyrd Members Lose Lawsuit Over Documentary
Rossington and the estates of the three band members who died in the crash, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, tried to prevent the release of the film Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.
The film is a project from former Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. Rossington says it violated a 1988 agreement that band members would not ‘exploit’ the tragedy. The court ruled that Pyle has the right to tell his own life story, which includes the crash.
Another Skynyrd documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow, premiered earlier this year.