These were my thoughts exactly upon hearing that a biopic is officially in the works for a rock band I felt should have received one a long time ago, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
“Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash” began shooting this week. The film will focus on the tragic plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines and three others from the point of view of former drummer Artimus Pyle, who survived the crash.
While the details about the accident have been well documented over the years, what some people (myself included) may not realize is that Aerosmith may have been suffered a similar fate a week earlier. They were supposed to take the same doomed plane before considering it unsafe and decided not to lease it.
The loss of Ronnie, Steve and Cassie is still tragic to this day.
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
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