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W.A.S.P.

Formed: 1982
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest W.A.S.P. News

Below is our complete W.A.S.P. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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W.A.S.P. Cancel Newcastle Show

W.A.S.P. has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Due to technical requirements, we are sorry to announce the cancellation of the W.A.S.P. show scheduled for Newcastle's [England] University on November 5th 2007. Unfortunately we were not able to move the show to another venue in time."

W.A.S.P. kicked off its "The Crimson Idol Tour" on October 26 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The band performed the 1992 album in its entirety while never-before-seen video footage was shown throughout the show. After a short break the group returned for another a 30-minute set of W.A.S.P. classics.

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W.A.S.P. Announce Two More Tour Dates

W.A.S.P. performed a two hour show in Athens, Greece on October 27th as part of The Crimson Idol 15th Anniversary Tour. The complete setlist was as follows: 'The Titanic Overture', 'The Invisible Boy', 'Arena Of Pleasure', 'Chainsaw Charlie', 'The Gypsy Meets The Boy', 'Doctor Rockter', 'I Am One', 'The Idol', 'Hold On To My Heart', 'The Great Misconceptions Of Me' - Intermission - 'Hate To Love Me', 'L.O.V.E. Machine', 'Wild Child', 'Take Me Up', 'I Wanna Be Somebody', 'Blind In Texas'.

In other news, W.A.S.P. will play Jaxx in West Springfied, Virginia on February 15th and 16th. More...

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W.A.S.P. Ban All Cameras At Upcoming Shows

W.A.S.P. have issued the following update:

"Dear fans, please DO NOT bring any cameras into the shows this fall as it is strictly prohibited to take pictures or recordings of the performance of W.A.S.P.! Security Personnel at every venue will confiscate any cameras (including digital cameras and mobile phones with ability to record) from you before entering the venues. Please respect this request and enjoy the evening with The Crimson Idol.

Inquiries have been made as to whether the Crimson Idol will be performed only in select locations. The Crimson Idol Event will be performed every night in each of the cities in the Tour Schedule. After the Crimson Idol has been performed the band will take a ten minute intermission and return to perform all the great W.A.S.P. classic you know and love."

Current confirmed W.A.S.P. dates are now as follows:

October
26 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Idrogios
27 - Athens, Greece - Gargarin 205
29 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
30 - Liverpool, UK - Cavern Club
31 - Dudley, UK - JB's

November
1 - Manchester, UK - Academy
2 - London, UK - Astoria
3 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
4 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
5 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
9 - Trondheim, Norway - Samfundet
10 - Jevnaker, Norway - Venue TBA
11 - Bergen, Norway - USF
13 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
14 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
16 - Ostersund, Sweden - Eventhuset
17 - Karlstadt, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
24 - Riga, Latvia - Sapnu Fabrika
25 - Tallin, Estonia - Rock Café
30 - Chemnitz, Germany - Hellraiser E.V.

December
1 - Zlin, Czech Rep. - Hala Novesta
2 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
5 - Santiago, Spain - Capitol
6 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
7 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
8 - Murcia, Spain - Sala Gamma
9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
12 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
13 - Milan, Italy - Rainbow
14 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
15 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
16 - Augsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
17 - Trier, Germany - Europahalle
18 - Berlin, Germany - TBA
19 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
20 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin
21 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

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W.A.S.P. Announce Crimson Idol Anniversary Tour

For the first time ever, The Crimson Idol will be performed in its entirety live. Never before has this great work been attempted to be performed this way. The live performance will feature all of the music from the original album but in addition, never before seen video footage will be shown throughout the show from beginning to end. This filmed footage was shot in 1992 and was originally designed to be a full length movie. To commemorate the 15 year anniversary of this milestone album, it will be presented in its original story form. This promises to be a powerful and moving live experience being done on selective dates worldwide in 2007-2008.

Don't Miss it... Jonathan STILL lives here!

Current confirmed W.A.S.P. dates are as follows:

October
26 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Idrogios
27 - Athens, Greece - Gargarin 205
29 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
30 - Liverpool, UK - Cavern Club
31 - Dudley, UK - JB's

November
1 - Manchester, UK - Academy
2 - London, UK - Astoria
3 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
4 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
5 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
9 - Trondheim, Norway - Samfundet
10 - Jevnaker, Norway - Venue TBA
11 - Bergen, Norway - USF
13 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
14 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
16 - Ostersund, Sweden - Eventhuset
17 - Karlstadt, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
24 - Riga, Latvia - Sapnu Fabrika
25 - Tallin, Estonia - Rock Café
30 - Chemnitz, Germany - Hellraiser E.V.

December
1 - Zlin, Czech Rep. - Hala Novesta
2 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
12 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
13 - Milan, Italy - Rainbow
14 - Darmstadt, Germany - Centralstation
15 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
16 - Augsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
17 - Trier, Germany - Europahalle
18 - Berlin, Germany - TBA
19 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
20 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin
21 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

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Latest W.A.S.P. Album To Be Released As Digipack

Demolition Records UK will be releasing W.A.S.P.'s latest album, Dominator, as a limited edition digipack and LP on October 1st. The digipack features a special 3D cover.

In other news, W.A.S.P. are gearing up for the release of 15-track compilation, The Best Of The Best: 1984-2000, Vol. 1, due out on September 25th by Snapper UK. The tracklisting for the album is as follows: 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)', 'I Wanna Be Somebody', 'L.O.V.E. Machine', 'On Your Knees', 'Show No Mercy', 'Blind in Texas', 'Wild Child', 'Sex Drive', '9.5.-N.A.S.T.Y.', 'Mean Man', 'Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)', 'Unreal', 'Helldorado', 'Dirty Balls'.

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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W.A.S.P. Announce More European Tour Dates

According to WASParmy.com, W.A.S.P. has announced the first dates for the second part of its "Dominator" European tour beginning in October. The tour sees the band visiting the U.K., Germany and Scandinavia, with more territories to be added during the coming weeks. The tour will be preceeded by the release of a special-edition "Dominator" digipack featuring a 3D front cover.

Oct. 02 - Osterode, GER - Stadthalle
Oct. 14 - Budapest, HUN - Wigwam
Oct. 23 - Bochum, GER - Zeche
Oct. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Oct. 31 - Dudley, UK - JB's
Nov. 01 - Manchester, UK - MDH
Nov. 02 - London, UK - Astoria
Nov. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Nov. 05 - Newcastle, UK - University

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s June 23, 2007 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany has been posted on YouTube:

"Wild Child": Video
"Take Me Up": Video

W.A.S.P. last month called off its U.S. tour (which included ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on many of the dates) "due to its North American label losing its distribution," according to a posting on the band's web site. The tour will be rescheduled to a later undisclosed date.

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Dominator" (Demolition Records), recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 72.

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W.A.S.P. Cancel U.S.Tour

Veteran shock rockers W.A.S.P. have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.S. tour (which included ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on many of the dates) due to its North American label losing its distribution, according to a posting on the band's web site. The tour will be rescheduled to a later undisclosed date.

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, "Dominator" (Demolition Records), recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 72.

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W.A.S.P. Update Tour Schedule

W.A.S.P.'s tour schedule has been updated as follows:

June
23 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head
27 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
29 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Basin Fire Fest
30 - Helsinki, Finland - Tusca

July
2 - Budapest, Hungary Petöfi Hall (with TYPE O NEGATIVE)
4 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche (with DORO)
5 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage (with Doro)
6 - Osterode/Dorste, Germany - Rock Harz Open Air
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Canyon Club
14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
15 - Pryor Creek, OK - Rocklahomma
17 - Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly *
18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar *
19 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom *
20 - Puerto Rico San Juan - The Arean Pier 10
21 - Monterrey, MX - Cafe Iguana
22 - Mexico City - Mexico Circo Volador
24 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret *
25 - Madison, WI - The Annex (Holding)
26 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock *
27 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's *
28 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room *
29 - Indinaplois, In - 8 Seconds Salon *
31 - Richmond Virginia – Toad's Place *

August
1 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's *
3 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theatre *
4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx *
5 - Southbridge, MA - ADC Performance Center *
6 - New York, NY - BB Kings's *
7 - Toronto ON - Big Bop/Reverb *
8 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Du Quebec *
10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock *
11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *
12 - Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom *

* with ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, Dominator, is out now via Demolition Records.

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Five Finger Death Punch Sign To Firm Music

LA rockers, Five Finger Death Punch, have officially inked a deal with Firm Music, a branch of the highly successful entertainment talent management company, The Firm. The band will release their debut opus, THE WAY OF THE FIST worldwide on July 31, 2007.

THE WAY OF THE FIST was recorded at Next Level Studios by Stevo "Shotgun" Bruno (MOTLEY CRUE, PRONG) and at No Name Studios by Mikey Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK) with mixing and mastering duties being handled by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY).

The label are excited about the addition of these metal-vets to their roster. Deb Klein, GM for Firm Music says about the signing, “We were so excited to bring FFDP into our fold. We believe that this band’s material and live show speak volumes. With our company’s history in the metal world coupled with this bands mastery of the genre we are poised for world domination!”

Euro-Metal veteran and previous U.P.O. guitarist, Zoltan Bathory, was the architect of what has morphed into Five Finger Death Punch, recruiting standout studio Metal drummer, Jeremy Spencer to add his trademark ‘double-bass mayhem’ to the equation. Vocalist, Ivan Moody’s previous band, MOTOGRATER, had played to huge crowds on Ozzfest and beyond, while guitarist Darrell Roberts toured with metal legends W.A.S.P.. Matt Snell, bassist of acclaimed experimental outfits ANUBIS RISING and DEADSETT, completed the circle by lending his considerable fretboard mastery to the band’s music.

You can check out some of FFDP's material on their MySpace page.

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W.A.S.P. Cancel New York City Show

W.A.S.P. has cancelled its previously announced August 20 concert at the B.B, King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. No reason was given for the cancellation.

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W.A.S.P. Post 'Dominator' Audio Samples Online

Several audio samples from W.A.S.P.'s upcoming CD, "Dominator", have been posted online at this location. Due in the U.K. on April 16, Scandinavia on April 20, and the rest of mainland Europe on April 27 via Demolition Records, "Dominator" (view cover here) will feature the following track listing:

01. Mercy
02. Long, Long Way To Go
03. Take Me Up
04. The Burning Man
05. Heaven’s Hung In Black
06. Heaven’s Blessed
07. Teacher
08. Heaven’s Hung In Black (Reprise)
09. Deal With The Devil

The LP will be released in three versions: a standard single CD package, a limited-edition digipack, and limited-edition vinyl. More...

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Susperia To Join W.A.S.P. On European Tour

Norwegian melodic thrashers SUSPERIA will join US metal gods WASP as “Special Guests” on selected shows of the forthcoming European tour. Some confusion has arisen over which dates the band will play, due to incorrect information being published in certain parts of the media. SUSPERIA will join the Lawless crew on the following dates: More...

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W.A.S.P. Release Live Recording Of New Song

A live recording of the new W.A.S.P. song "Mercy", taped during the band's appearance in Bulgaria earlier in the month, has been made available for download via the band's official forum at www.waspnation.com (free registration required).

"Mercy" is expected to be included W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Dominator", tentatively due before the end of the year.

W.A.S.P. canceled its previously announced European dates in July after frontman Blackie Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart.

W.A.S.P. is continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "The Neon God Part 2: The Demise", available now via Sanctuary Records' Metal-Is imprint.

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The Beatles Go Metal?

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen, "Butchering The Beatles" features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of THE BEATLES' chart-topping hits, including "Hey Jude", "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper", plus the more esoteric "Hey Bulldog", barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and "Tomorrow Never Knows", uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol, alongside classic concept songs like "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Magical Mystery Tour".

When asked by Guitar Player magazine what possessed him to go all metal on THE BEATLES, Bob Kulick stated that, "BEATLES songs are the Holy Grail. They're the best rock songs ever written. These new recordings are totally faithful, yet completely different. Billy Gibbons singing 'Revolution' or (MOTÖRHEAD frontman) Lemmy singing 'Back In The USSR' are not exactly Paul McCartney or John Lennon. And of course, the guitar solo sections were lengthened to accommodate all the artists' solo styles."

"Butchering The Beatles" track listing: More...

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W.A.S.P. Cancel European Tour

W.A.S.P. manager Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment has issued the following statement:

"W.A.S.P. regrets to announce the postponement of the upcoming European festivals in July. While doing a routine physical, singer Blackie Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart [W.A.S.P.'s management stresses that Blackie **DID NOT** suffer a heart attack, as was erroneously reported on several Turkish web sites — Ed.]. Doctors have advised Blackie to not travel for the next 30 days to avoid complications from the medications prescribed to him. Blackie is doing fine and has had no physical damage in any way, but the postponement of the upcoming shows is very necessary to avoid any possible complications. Blackie wishes to thank all those who are concerned for him and cannot wait for the word tour that begins later this year. In his own words, Blackie says, 'I have been extremely lucky to be able to avoid a problem that could have been potentially life threatening years down the road if I hadn't been fortunate enough to be diagnosed early. Thanks to that I have avoided a potential serious problem!" The doctors say Blackie will be good as new in just a few weeks!! More...

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Vicious Rumors Drummer Larry Howe Joins W.A.S.P.

VICIOUS RUMORS drummer Larry Howe has joined W.A.S.P. as the replacement for Stet Howland. "[Larry] auditioned a few weeks ago and Blackie [Lawless, W.A.S.P. mainman] called him back and told him he had the gig," VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr said. "He flies to Los Angeles this weekend to start work with the band for the new tour dates that start soon.

"As far as Larry and VICIOUS RUMORS goes, we have a break now with no tour dates while Geoff [Thorpe, VICIOUS RUMORS mainman] finishes the new [VR] CD so the timing is good for everyone," continued Dave. "Larry says Blackie wants him to do the tour and then what happens next will be figured out down the line. Larry remains a member of VICIOUS RUMORS. I still want Larry to do the WILDESTARR CD with my wife and I, and I hope he can still do that at some point later this year.

"This is great news for Larry, and I gave him congrats on the phone. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved."

W.A.S.P.'s U.S. tour is scheduled to kick off May 19 in Sacramento, California. W.A.S.P. had utilized the services of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN / SILVER MOUNTAIN drummer Patrick Johansson for the U.S. dates they played in February/March.

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Lizzy Borden to Tour with W.A.S.P.

Lizzy Borden have announced the following headlining shows along with a west coast tour with W.A.S.P.:

May 5 - Las Vegas, Nevada @ Empire Ballroom
May 6 - Lakewood, CO @ Ecks Salon
May 7 - Loveland, CO @ Shaffers White Buffalo

w/ W.A.S.P.:

May 19 - Sacramento, CA @ Kennel Club
May 21 - San Diego, CA @ Canes
May 22 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House
May 23 - El Paso, TX @ Stampede
May 24 Chihuahua, Mexico @ Club Private
May 26 - Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Music Complex
May 27 - Houston, TX @ Forgetta Bout it
May 28 - Victoria, TX @ Riverside Convention
June 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
June 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
June 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

Lizzy Borden has announced the addition of guitarist, Ira Black (Metal Church, Vicious Rumors).

"Ira came in, turned up and started shredding up the place, I can't wait for everyone to hear him play all the Borden songs. The rehearsals so far have been just crushing! He's just the new blood we've been dying for"

The band, however, have decided to go back to their classic line up of two guitarists, so they are still on the lookout for a second guitarist of equal abilities.

Any interested parties:

- MUST live in Los Angeles
- Must be a shredder with taste (Rhoads/Wylde)
- Must have stage presence and be a part of the Lizzy Borden Show.

Send us a link to your website so we may hear samples of your playing and see pictures. No snail mail please.


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W.A.S.P. Drummer Leaves Band

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland has announced his departure from the band on their official forum:

"I appreciate the kind words and I am sorry if some of you are sad about my departure. Out of respect to the band and the upcoming tour, I didn't send out a press release about this, as I didn't want to cause possible worry to you good people.

"I just got in from a long weekend and my ass is kicked, so I'll keep this short and to the point.
Without going into detail that would most likely get turned into something negative, let me give a Reader's Digest version of what's up.

"In mid-January, Blackie and I had a phone conversation that resulted in our parting. It wasn't shitty, ugly, or disrespectful in any way. It was two old and dear friends being honest with each other. After 16 years as friends and bandmates, one thing you learn is how to be honest with each other.

"So the bottom line is, I will not be part of the upcoming tour, and I'm not sure who the drummer will be as its really none of my business. If it's the guy that they were going to use before I came back, he is excellent. I don't know him but I have heard his work on [guitarist] Darrell's solo stuff and I think he's great. Keep in mind Im just guessing from the other side of the country. lol

"I will be posting more details about this and my upcoming plans on my site www.stethowland.com this week."

The entire statement can be read at this location.

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Kick Axe Interview

An interview with Kick Axe bassist, Victor Langen, has been made available at Metal Rules. The interview contains stories about getting pulled off the road by police, touring with Quiet Riot, writing songs for W.A.S.P, and how Rob Halford hand-picked Kick Axe to open the "Defenders of the Faith" tour over Great White. The interview can be read at the following, http://www.metal-rules.com/zine/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=346&Itemid=54

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