FIRST LOOK: Street Survivors – The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

Check out the box art. A+ to the designer behind that.

This is one of the most famous music-related plane crashes in history. It’s up there with Buddy Holly and Ozzy’s plane crash that took the life of Randy Rhoads and others.

Artimus Pyle is one of the few survivors of the fateful plane crash that killed several members of the famous southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In 1977, a plane carrying Southern rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD mysteriously runs out of gas mid-air en route to a concert, crashing into a dangerous Louisiana swamp while killing several of the band members, crew and both pilots. STREET SURVIVORS: The True Story of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash tells the story thru one of the survivors, drummer Artimus Pyle, who not only survived the fatal crash (that claimed the life of the band’s founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant amongst others), but who also bravely pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help.

Rotten Tomatoes Story Info
Don’t watch this movie while aboard a plane

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash is scheduled to be released June 30, 2020.

Is Eddie Sick? Don’t Want to “Hear About It Later” Van Halen Deserves An “Unchained” Music Movie “Right Now”

Since 2018, there has been a resurgence of music movies: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Elton John in Rocketman, Judy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Garland), Yesterday ⭐️⭐️½  (celebrating the iconic music of The Beatles), Blinded By The Light ⭐️½  (fictional story inspired by music of Bruce Springsteen), and more…

Van Halen LIVE 6/12/81 Oakland Coliseum starts with “Hear About It Later”

For quite some time there has been speculation that legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s health has not been well. He had part of his tongue removed while battling cancer 20 years ago and it seemed like he had the disease in remission.

The band reunited with singer David Lee Roth and used Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass instead of Michael Anthony and did an arena tour, then released a new album “A Different Kind of Truth” and then another tour and since then … nothing.

Our sources say … Eddie has flown to Germany for 5 years to get radiation treatment, and for the most part it’s worked to keep the disease in check.

Eddie Van Halen Traveling to Germany for Throat Cancer Treatment

David Lee Roth recently had made it sound like Van Halen as we know it is done, and instead working on a Las Vegas residency with his own band. Meanwhile, what’s happening with Eddie? Nobody is talking.

And out comes this news from gossip mongering site TMZ that their “sources” indicate that Eddie Van Halen’s throat cancer has returned and/or never completely went out of remission. Eddie is rumored to be taking plane trips out of the country to get radiation treatments over the past five years.

And then there is video of what appears like medical equipment in the background of a Facebook post leading to even more rumor and speculation. Meanwhile, the Van Halen camp has release no official news. They have always been quiet and only speak to the media when they want to say something.

This is the kind of drama that is either incredibly personally invasive to speak about or, when you’re a band as big as Van Halen, fodder for a movie.

Even without Eddie’s cancer, the Van Halen rock and roll story deserves to be told in a moderate budget film. Why do they have to end the band like Motley Crue did before we can get some kind of music biopic about them?

Here we talk movies, not the rock band rumor mill, BUT the reason this is here is to cover a band that would/will someday make a great movie. Van Halen has all the drama of a script along the lines of Motley Crue, The Dirt that came out on Netflix this year.

Obviously, I hope the rumors are false and/or greatly exaggerated. I grew up with Van Halen and it saddens me to think anybody dying of cancer, including guitar god Eddie. Too many great musicians and bands that were popular during my lifetime are either on their last tour (literally), already gone, or close to hanging it up due to old age and/or health.

Someday we’re going to get a Van Halen movie.

I rewatched on Amazon Prime Video, Van Halen: The Early Years ⭐️⭐️⭐️½  – It’s a good start for those who want to learn more about the history of the band. No idea what is going on for certain right now, but hopefully Eddie is OK and the boys will be rocking again soon.