former wasp guitar player Chris Holmeswho recently completed seven weeks of radiotherapy in his battle with throat and neck cancer, was asked in a new interview with Canada metal sound If he heard from wasp leader Blackie Lawless since his diagnosis. He said: “Blacky It could have helped pay for some of my treatment costs, but [he didn’t]. But Nikki Six [MÖTLEY CRÜE] she did. He gave me a lot of money. forward. He paid over $500, and I love that guy. Thank you, Nikki. I love him for that reason.”
He continued: “For the first month I was ill, [I got video messages of support from fellow musicians] And the [I got one from JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford]. [In his message, he said],ChrisThis is your metal god, Rob HalfordIt was kind of wonderful. rob Little talk there. Then the guitarist who took [Glenn] Tiptongig [Richie Faulkner] Thank me. A bunch of… tons of people did. But none of the wasp she did. It’s kinda weird. no one. [Blackie] He didn’t send me a message at all. I thought he would, but he didn’t. but no problem; I did not expect that. Glenn Hughes she did. I met Glenn On the [BLACK] sabath a tour [in 1986, when W.A.S.P. was the support act]. Sad that I haven’t been able to talk to him since he got kicked out [from SABBATH]. And we were good drinking buddies [on that tour]. He has a heart of gold.”
last July, Holmes He said his doctor told him he was cancer-free. At the time, he said, “I’m glad the type of cancer I’ve had is treatable. A lot of cancer isn’t.” But he added, “He still has all the radiation to my neck…it will probably take six months from now for my neck to return to normal.”
Holmes join wasp in 1982 and remained with the group until 1990. In 1996, the guitarist returned to wasp He remained with the band until 2001. Chris did not play with wasp Where.
In a few hours ChrisThe diagnosis of the disease was announced in February, Chaos Released a statement via waspOn social media, he said: “Everyone wasp All family members are optimistic about the positive outcome of the diagnosis Chris. I certainly wish him well.”
last year, Holmes Tell SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” who – which wasp She was “Group, Squad” on her first LP. “And then, the second album, it wasn’t a band – it was a solo show,” he said. And it’s been a solo show since then. It’s what it is. Look at the recordings. It’s what it is in that band.
“wasp You’ve never played any shows until you’ve been in the band, so where does the band start – when they’re recording or when they make their first show? ‘All for one.’ But then when the money and fame came in, people changed – they changed badly. And I never changed. I don’t change. I never change the way I think, as I am. I won’t change. I am what I am.”
according to ChrisHey, guitarist Randy Piperdrummer Tony Richards And the Blacky They were all part of wasp Initial management contract, but Blacky He was the only person to sign on to the record company. “Everyone thinks we are [all] I signed the label, but it wasn’t [like that]” Holmes Tell “Trunk Nation”.
“I only learned about business about 10 years ago,” he explained. “How do you get to know the business? You have to be there with the manager and all that stuff, so I’ve always been unable to… I put my trust in someone, and [I found out later that he was] I stick the knife in my back. I didn’t find that until 2010 or 2011.
“Once [W.A.S.P.] had become [all about] One person, [my attitude was] Hey, I’ll just do something, and leave me alone. I will play my guitar. “
Despite the fact that he only got two songwriting credits on each of the first four songs wasp records Holmes He was adamant that his input was essential to the band’s overall sound.
“If I’m going to quit after the first album, the way I play the guitar, the way I play is really important to writing those songs,” he said. “Trunk Nation”.
“If I had not joined in the beginning, I would have never succeeded. Blacky He told me that on the first day, when he came and talked to me to play wasp He says, “I have this band. It wouldn’t work unless I was in it. He told me that to my face.”
in october 2020, Chris He said he would never think of going back to wasp Unless Chaos He agreed to pay the publishing royalties he allegedly owed him. Tell metal sound: “A lot of people think I made money from wasp I never got my rights, or even write my own songs. All the things I wrote, I didn’t get paid a penny. And you know the fault of this? It’s my fault because I don’t know the business, how it is. I trusted someone.
He continued, “After every album, when the album ends, how do they split publishing with publishing contracts, publishing companies – that’s where the money comes from.” “I wasn’t told when that meeting was. Because the other guys in the squad never wrote – I was the only one [other than Blackie]. So I’m the only one they have to bypass to get all the posting. So I was never told. Then when I dug into it around 2006 or so I went to sanctuary musicI had a lawyer go find out where all my posts were, and I was written as a session player in all the records. And if you don’t know it, and you’re not told, and you don’t see, then you don’t know. So I trusted Blackie Lawless about it. And when I found out, it kind of got me wrong. It wrongly pisses me off—makes me see that he’s been sticking a knife in my back since day one, from the first album, and he didn’t tell me, and he’s my best friend.”
last February, Chaos Close HolmesClaim that the guitarist “corrupted” from receiving royalties on wasp albums he has made. Chaos discuss Holmeswith wasp In an interview with “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. Request a reply to Holmesconfirmation in ChrisRecently released documentary “Bad Man: The Chris Holmes Story” that he was financially exploited during his time in the band, Chaos He said, “I don’t know much about… I talked to him [former W.A.S.P. guitarist] Randy Piper A few years ago. I don’t really know what’s going on with the rest of the guys. I’m not quite sure what you’re talking about Chris for non-payment.
“Chris, at two different points in his musical career, he received settlements from this band; Sign documents as such,” Blacky explained. “He was well paid.
“I haven’t seen what you’re talking about. The answer I give you now depends on what you just told me.”
The wasp Frontman went to confirm that he had not seen ChrisThe documentary was asked about it again HolmesClaiming that there were money and songwriting credits he didn’t get owed to him. Chaos He simply said, “It’s not true.”
During a press conference in November 2017 in Moscow, Russia, Chaos He was asked what he would say to them wasp Fans who keep inviting the group to a reunion Holmes. He replied, “People get divorced for certain reasons, and there are times when children want parents to get back together, but sometimes that never happens. And this is one of those [times]. Sorry.”