FORMER LYNYRD SKYNYRD DRUMMER ARTIMUS PYLE ISSUES NEW SOLO ALBUM, ‘ARTIMUSVENOMUS,’ SCHEDULES HOWARD STERN APPEARANCE
The man who kept the beat on such all-time southern rock classics as “Saturday Night Special,” “Gimme Back My Bullets,” “That Smell,” and“What’s Your Name” is back with one of his finest solo albums yet, ‘Artimus Venomous.’ In an era where ‘Pro Tools perfection’ is the key for most rock bands, Pyle turns back the clock to a time when rock bands truly rocked – with actual fingers on fretboards, sticks on drums, and little else between what themics picked up and what wound up on tape. And in addition to being one heck of a drummer (just about every southern rock drummer post-1975 has purposely or inadvertently borrowed a thing or two from his work with Skynyrd) Pyle possesses one heck of a classic rock voice, as he provides lead vocals throughout most of ‘Artimus Venomous.’ Standout tracks include the title cut, “Knock Me Down,” and the gloriously titled “Blood Sucking Weasel Attorneys.”
With interest in the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd line-up at an all-time high –the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year -‘ArtimusVenomous’ is sure to provide a glorious sense of déjà vu for longtime southern rockers.
Additionally, longtime supporter Howard Stern will be interviewing Artimus live on his Sirius satellite radio show on Monday, February 12th.
‘ARTIMUS VENOMUS’ TRACKLISTING:
1. Artimus Venomus
2. Brother Walk On By
3. Blood Sucking Weasel Attorneys
4. Dead Rock Stars’ Widows, Giggolos, Pocket Money
6. Can’t Get Off With Your Shoes On
7. Million Dollar Farm
9. Trust #3 [lead vocals by Thane Shearon]
10. Knock Me Down
11. Makes More Rock
12. AntiVenom [lead vocals by Leslie Hawkins Johns and Dan Shafer]
For more information, visit www.artimuspyle.com