Artimus Pyle not a huge fan of todays Lynyrd Skynyrd


September 21, 2015 – 67 years old ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer does not hold back in his recent interview. Here’s what he had to say about the current state of Lynyrd Skynyrd:

The so called Skynyrd, they have a purpose and their purpose is money… Gary Rossington is surrounded by sinister thief’s and they have taken the name of Lynyrd Skynyrd and dragged it through mud…

It’s glorified karaoke, a clown act… They have just taken the name and used it so that they can make a bunch of money and pretend that they are Lynyrd Skynyrd

On Johnny Van Zant
Unfortunately Johnny Van Zant cannot sing, he cannot write and he has no stage presence. He is a backstabbing liar, he does not deserve to be the singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd

On Gary Rossington
I love Gary, I miss Gary, I see him in all the funerals, but Gary is surrounded by very sinister, hidden agenda, brown-nosing, backstabbing astute’s

Gary allows this to go on because he is weak, I feel bad for Gary

On Judy Van Zant
Judy was a stripper from way across Georgia and not that good looking… After the plane crash, I saw Judy all over Jacksonville with brand new cars and mansions… Giant bags of cocaine, champagne, boyfriends. She didn’t mourn Ronnie, she celebrated Ronnie’s death

She doesn’t care if Chinese circus monkeys go out as Lynyrd Skynyrd, which it about is

On Ricky Medlocke
Ricky’s character and attitude are very much lacking. Ricky is all about money as well so he’s in the right band… He is a backstabber

Artimus also talks about his drumming style and gives you a peak into the Skynyrd’s creative process at the height of their career. Ramblings of a bitter old man or the truth? Listen the whole interview below and you decide.