NOTE (Feb. 2020): Astute readers will not that this post has been updated several times over the years. My optimism was misplaced, but the project is not dead—quite the contrary. Artimus laughs at obstacles. For posterity, I have left intact the following post, but added some strikethrough and notes.
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, the “Wild Man of Southern Rock,” is publishing his memoir
in early-summer, 2019, through Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard. Street Survivor: Keeping the Beat in Lynyrd Skynyrd will be available in all good book stores, and at Amazon. The book was originally scheduled for publication in October 2017, but it has been delayed pending resolution of unrelated litigation pitting Artimus and Cleopatra Films against Judy Van Zant. [NOTE (Feb. 2020): Artimus won the lawsuit, but it had limited legal relevance to the book, and so the publisher exited.]