Lynyrd Skynyrd are hands down the ultimate Southern Rock band. Their signature three guitar attack coupled with superb songwriting and massive on stage charisma has rightfully earned them a reputation as one of the greatest live bands of all time. The original band infamously had their career cut short by a disastrous plane crash in 1977 which took the lives of three members plus two of their road crew and seriously injured several others. In 1987 the surviving members reformed the band with Johnny Van Zant taking the place of his brother Ronnie. This excellent concert from 1996 captures the tough as nails band in top form at Rockpalast's Loreley Festival burning through classic cuts like "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama," "What's Your Name," "Gimme Three Steps," "That Smell" and "Saturday Night Special."