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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.

Florida Times-Union on Twitter

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled in the case involving the movie called "Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash." The film can be distributed. #LynyrdSkynyrd https://t.co/2hgx9ugYoh

Another Skynyrd documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow, premiered earlier this year.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow (2018) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME Documentary

Directed by Stephen Kijak and featuring rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage, LYNYRD SKYNYRD: IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW takes viewers on a trip through the history, myth and legend of one of the most iconic American rock bands. Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow premieres Saturday August 18 9pm ET/PT.