Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned previous injunction against ‘Street Survivors’
By RYAN REED, Rolling Stone
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s surviving members cannot prevent the release of the film Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, New York overturned a permanent injunction that previously halted the movie, which depicts the 1977 plane crash that killed the Southern rock act’s then-frontman, Ronnie Van Zant.
Street Survivors, named after the group’s 1977 LP of the same name, is partially based on the recollections of former drummer Artimus Pyle, who played in the band from 1975 to 1991. The musician was one of 20 survivors of the tragic crash in Mississippi, which killed five other passengers on the band’s touring plane, including guitarist Steve Gaines.