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MTV.com reports that CKY drummer Jess Margera has revealed he's been keeping busy working on various side projects and lending his talents to other bands' work. He recorded all the drum tracks on Viking Skull's upcoming Chapter II LP and has formed a band called Partners in Crime with CKY guitarist Chad Ginsburg and Guy Heller of Moistboyz.
But the band he's most excited about — after CKY, that is — hasn't even been assigned a name yet. It features Fireball Ministry's Jim Rota and Clutch main man Neil Fallon.
"I was on a flight back from Germany, and I was looking at my iPod, and I looked at my top 10 list or whatever, and it was just like Clutch, Puny Human, Fireball Ministry, Led Zeppelin," he said. "So I called everybody but Led Zeppelin, for obvious reasons, because I was recording in my home studio. I just invited them all up to my house, and we worked on two or three songs. That turned into five songs, then eight, 10, and now we have 12 songs."
Margera said the Fallon-fronted act sounds like equal parts CKY, Clutch and Fireball Ministry, and had its first practice last month, following his pro-skateboarder brother Bam Margera's wedding to Melissa Rothstein. While the group does intend to release an album, he's not sure when that will be, given that the bands' hectic schedules will make tracking the LP difficult.
"It's like my supergroup, man," he enthused. "It's just cool as hell, and I'm psyched about it."
Darren Smith (guitar) and Gordon Morrison (drums) have left Corby, U.K.-based old-school metallers VIKING SKULL and will be focusing their attention on RAGING SPEEDHORN. Meanwhile, VIKING SKULL vocalist/guitarist Roddy Stone has launched a search for a new drummer and bass player. Interested parties should be between 20 and 30 years old, "must be shit-hot at their profession but most importanly, [must] like BLACK SABBATH. Milton Keynes/Northampton area prefered." Roddy can be contacted via www.myspace.com/roddystone or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIKING SKULL earlier in the year signed a deal with 456 Entertainment/Universal to release their debut album, "Born in Hell", in the U.S. Upon its U.K. release last October, "Born in Hell" received rave reviews from the U.K. metal press, with Metal Hammer's 9/10 review stating that the band were "like MOTÖRHEAD on testosterone supplements." A longtime supporter of the band, 456 Entertainment's Bam Margera (MTV's "Jackass", "Viva La Bam") said, "We're stoked to have VIKING SKULL on board. They are the hottest rock 'n' roll band to come out of the U.K. since BLACK SABBATH." Carson Daly, who co-founded 456 Entertainment, added, "Your favorite rock and roll band now sucks — VIKING SKULL will out-distort, out-solo, and out-rock all others." More...