Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Biopic Pits Band Against Ex-Member

Lawsuit seeks to block ex-drummer's account of plane crash

(Newser) - Current members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, along with representatives of members now deceased, are suing to block a new documentary, claiming it tells only a "compressed" and "sensationalized" story about the group. Judith Van Zant—the widow of Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Ronnie Van Zant, one of six people killed... More »

Lynyrd Skynyrd Namesake Dies at 77 in Fla.

Leonard Skinner most known for giving band members detention

(Newser) - Leonard Skinner, the basketball coach and gym teacher who inspired the name of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, died today in Florida at the age of 77, the AP reports. Skinner, who was suffering from Alzheimer's died in his sleep in an assisted living facility, his daughter said. Nearly 50... More »

'Freebird' at 35: a Joke and a Classic

(Newser) - Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" is 35 years old now, and in the course of its life, the song "has been an anthem, a demand, an ode to personal independence, the lamest heckle in the history of rock," writes Christopher Borelli in the Chicago Tribune. "But what it... More »

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