SKID ROW’s RACHEL BOLAN says the Whole Slave To The Grind 30th anniversary performance was “fun” and “cool”.

In a new interview with barry robinson by Classic Album Review, SKID SERIES bass player Rachel Bolan talked about what it was like for him and his bandmates to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their second classic album, “Slave of the Grind”performing it in its entirety for a few shows in 2021. He said (as transcribed from BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We did it a couple of times, I think, and it was fun. It was kind of weird because it’s a whole different energy. Especially with ‘slave to the grind’Because that album was basically where our demographics, the live demographics, went from about 50-50 male to female to about 20-80 male. So here we are 30 years later playing the whole thing and everyone in the crowd is like… You could see all the wives asking their husbands, “What song is that?” THE?’ [Laughs]

“But it was nice” Rachel continued. “It was really cool to dig up some of those songs. I think there were a couple of those that we had Never played live. So it was really cool to dig in and learn those songs again. It was fun. And we had the original decor in stock all those years. And I remember we put it on my front yard and it took up the whole yard. [Laughs] So we had to drag it down the street and my neighbors had to walk around it to get up the driveway. But it was moldy and smelly, and a lot of the paint was peeling off. But we were pretty cool. It shows a bit of age. And just going out with the original set was a cool thing.

In the summer of 2020, bolan said SiriusXM‘S “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” that he and his bandmates would get involved with a “Slave of the Grind” 30th anniversary tour in 2021. “We’re going to do the whole album and then we’re going to do stuff to coincide with that,” he said at the time. “We are quite excited and the shows are booked. We’re crossing our fingers that everything goes… It’s gonna be cool to go out there and do ‘slave to the grind’ from top to bottom. It will be funny.

bolan kept saying that SKID SERIES didn’t celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s 2019 self-titled debut album because “the timing didn’t really work out. We had so many other things planned, and then suddenly, boom, that was it. he explained. “Maybe down the road [we’ll celebrate it]. Maybe [for the] 40 [anniversary]. [Laughs]”

Ancient SKID SERIES Singer Sebastian Bach also celebrated the “Slave of the Grind” 30th anniversary of a US tour in the fall of 2021. He played the LP in its entirety at all shows on the trek which began in October of the same year.

flow previously performed “Slave of the grind‘ in its entirety in October 2019 at Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Earlier this fall, he wrapped up a US tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID SERIESthe self-titled debut album.

In June 2019, flow an “open invitation” to other members SKID SERIESthe classic “get on stage and jam” lineup from the singer’s last tour. A few days later, during an interview with the Finn Kaao TVguitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo confirmed that he would not accept flowthe last opening. “I work with my group,” he said. “It is SKID SERIESand that’s what I do.

drummer Rob Affuso – who went; who has left; who left SKID SERIES 1998 and claims to be “the only former member who remains in contact with all the former SKID SERIES bandmates and is still good friends with all of them” – joined later flow in September 2019 at Sony Hall in New York to perform the band’s classic song “Creating chaos”.

Ask by rolling stone if he thinks his former bandmates are offended that he made his invitation public, flow say no. I think it’s a matter of ego. They don’t like it when I get attention and they don’t get attention. It’s always been like that. I can already see them getting angry because I’m sold out, and they’re not part of the show, and blah, blah, blah.

flow was the lead singer of SKID SERIES until 1996 when he was fired. Rather than throw in the towel, the remaining members took a break and briefly played in a band called Ozone Monday. In 1999, SKID SERIES reformed and, after a few revamps over the years, with a cast consisting of Bolan, guitarists Sabo And Scottie Hillnext to the drummer Rob Hammersmith and singers Johnny Solinger. SKID SERIES fired Solingen by telephone in April 2015, a few hours before the ex-DTT Singer Tony Harnell as his replacement. eight months later Harnel left the group and was replaced by a British singer born in South Africa ZP heartwho was previously the leader DRAGON POWER, RESERVOIR And I am me. Art was fired SKID SERIES in February 2022 and was replaced by Erik Grönwall, who was previously a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT

SKID SERIESfirst album with green wall, “The whole gang is here”arrived last october earMUSIC.


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Putin on the 80th anniversary of Stalingrad: “Incredible but true: we are once again threatened by German Leopard tanks”

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Putin laid flowers.

Vladimir Putin compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to fighting Nazi Germany during World War II in a speech to mark the 80th anniversary of the conclusion of the Battle of Stalingrad.

Citing Germany’s decision to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, the Russian president claimed that history is repeating itself.

“It’s unbelievable but true,” he said. “We are again threatened by German Leopard tanks”.

Germany is one of many countries sending weapons to Ukraine so that it can defend its territory from Russian invasion.

Speaking in Volgograd, the modern name for Stalingrad, Putin hinted that he might try to go beyond the use of conventional weapons in the conflict.

“Those who hope to defeat Russia on the battlefield do not seem to understand that a modern war with Russia will be very different for them,” said the 70-year-old leader.

“We will not send our tanks to your borders, but we have the means to respond. It will not be limited to the use of armored equipment. Everyone must understand this.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to elaborate on Putin’s comments, but told reporters that “as the West delivers new weapons, Russia will make greater use of its potential to respond“.

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Putin was in Volgograd to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, after which the Soviet army captured nearly 91,000 German soldiers and turned the tide of the war.

More than a million people perished in the battle, the bloodiest of World War II.

“Battle Against Nazism”

Throughout the war in Ukraine, Putin has falsely tried to present the invasion of Russia as a battle against nationalists and the Nazis, who he says lead the Kyiv government.

And he returned to the subject throughout his speech this Thursday.

“Now, unfortunately, we see that the ideology of Nazism, already in its modern form, in its modern manifestation, again creates direct threats to the security of our country“, said.

“Over and over again we have to repel Western aggression.”

He also assured that, although it is “incredible but true” that Russia is once again threatened by German tanks, moscow thas an answer for any country that leither amenace.

Volgograd was temporarily renamed Stalingrad on Thursday to commemorate the end of the battle, and a new bust of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was unveiled earlier this week.

Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953, was accused of orchestrating a famine in the Ukraine between 1932 and 1933.

In the famine, known as the Holodomor to Ukrainians, some 5 million people died.

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