Acey Slade Says He Would “Love To” Make A New Murderdolls Album

During a recent appearance on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, Acey Slade (Dope, Misfits, etc.) was asked if he would ever want to record a new album with Murderdolls and he responded by saying he would “love to.” However, he also added that if the band were to reunite “it would have to be at a time where everybody’s schedules are just cleared.”

Slade said the following when asked if he would want to make a new Murderdolls record [transcribed by The PRP]:

“Oh I would love to. Absolutely. To me that’s musically, that’s the unanswered question if you will.

I feel like the stories incomplete, but the sad thing about Ben passing away is that it really cleared things up with Wednesday and I. We had kinda cleared things up anyway, but with Eric as well, but now Joey’s kinda off in his own world, so I don’t know.

All I know is that I had the best time of my life with those guys and there’s a saying don’t regret the past, but don’t wish to relive it either.

Like I wouldn’t want to relive it, those times. I’m a different person now, as is Wednesday, as is Joey, but I feel like we could continue. Kinda take off where we left off.

So Wednesday and I have talked about a few different options and things like that—not at length. The main problem is with him right now, his new record is awesome, it’s called “Necrophaze” and it’s not out yet, its coming out soon, but it’s so good, it’s really really good, and I feel like he’s hit a creative stride, and he’s got a great label behind him. He’s got a great band behind him. He’s got a great team behind him and he doesn’t want to distract anything from that.

I’ve got my own things going on right now, and so does Joey. So it would have to be at a time where everybody’s schedules are just cleared and we could just kinda focus on it.”

On another note, Slade also talked about the time the group temporarily got kicked off their tour with Iron Maiden:

“So when I was in the Murderdolls we played Zagreb Croatia, and we went out, our record company took us out ,and I don’t know why, but we ended up at a biker bar. Not a biker bar, but a biker club house.

We get there and everybody got drunk, one of the club leaders girlfriends was following me around and so we ended up leaving.

We get back to the hotel and we were on tour with Iron Maiden. Well, Croatia had only been a country for a couple of years at that time. So we’re staying at the nicest hotel, but the nicest hotel in Croatia doesn’t have air conditioning.

We got back to the hotel, everybody is shitfaced except me, and they decide it’s hot so they’re gonna try and spray down the hallways with the water… they didn’t have fire extinguishers, they had fire hoses out, so they decided to pull the fire hoses out, those didn’t work.

We go back to the room, the bus is down below, but because there’s no air conditioning everybody in the buildings got their windows open.

So me and Wednesday are in one room, Ben and Eric are in the room next to us, and I hear all this yelling out the window and I stick my head out and I go ‘Will you guys just shut up?’.

What it was was Ben was yelling down to the guys in the bus ‘Yea bring up some more booze’ with that someone down below goes ‘Oh will you guys shut the fuck up’.

I stuck my head out and I’m like ‘Dude be quiet’ and Ben goes ‘Why don’t you shut up?’ and he throws a plastic bottle at me.

This plastic bottle hits my window, tumbles down into the window below us. It’s kinda the end of the night.

I wake up the next morning, I go down to the lobby and every body is livid and ‘I’m like what’s going on?’

Well we just got kicked off the Iron Maiden tour.

I’m like ‘why?’ and they’re like ‘well do you remember when Ben was yelling last night and we were throwing shit?’ I’m like ‘you were throwing shit, not we were throwing shit, you were throwing shit.’

So apparently, it was Iron Maiden‘s wardrobe girl that was below us, telling everybody to shut up. She thought the water bottle got thrown at her, she embellished the story and said it was a glass bottle—which it wasn’t—and that turned it us throwing bottles at the merch girl. Which wasn’t exactly what happened.

So Joey tells me the story and then our tour manager walks over and he goes as ‘if that wasn’t enough what you did too’, and Joey’s like ‘Well I didn’t do anything’.

You don’t remember what you did, and he goes no. Our tour manager says ‘Yea you pissed all over Iron Maiden’s bus’ and he’s like ‘I did?’

At that time everybody was paranoid about music bootlegging so Iron Maiden had a bus following them where they would play the record on the bus for all the press, and it was wrapped in all the Iron Maiden stuff.

Well Joey was just drunk and taking a piss, he didn’t realize it was Iron Maiden’s bus. However, Iron Maiden saw him pissing on their bus.

So, because I’m the guy that doesn’t party, I was the guy go and apologize to Iron Maiden, and I had to go into town and I had to buy roses for Iron Maiden’s merch girl, and I had to go to the photocopy place and print out signs that said ‘on behalf of all of the Murderdolls we would like to apologize to the entire Iron Maiden band, and crew’ and tape them all over the backstage area.

Apologize to the merch girl, and then, and only then were we allowed to finish the tour. And I didn’t even do anything.”

Wednesday 13: “There’s Been No Discussion Of Anything As Far As Murderdolls Activity”

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during a recent interview on the “Talk Toomey” podcast. Despite the fact that him and Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) have been in contact again, he says “there’s been no discussion of anything as far as Murderdolls activity.”

Wednesday 13 said the following:

“Actually, I heard from Joey last night. He congratulated me on my year of no drinking. He just wrote me last night, and I replied back to him today. But other than just friendly texts and being cool, there’s been no discussion of anything as far as MURDERDOLLS activity or anything. I know he’s doing his thing with [the death metal supergroup] SINSAENUM, and did some touring. And I’ve been up to my neck getting ready for my new record, ‘Necrophaze’.”

He continued:

“For me, it’s just cool to be in touch with [Joey], and we’re friendly with each other. If we don’t ever do anything again as MURDERDOLLS, we should be friends. And that’s more important to me than the music. And if we get back together and wanna do music one day, then we will. That whole band was made out of fun, and when we do it again, it’ll be done out of fun. When that happens, I don’t know. We’ll see.”

He also added:

“That was such a special time for me — both times, both records. I mean, we did a lot of cool stuff. But that very first time we came out, and the things we did, it was when nu-metal was dying, and we were just kind of like… I won’t say ‘breath of fresh air,’ ’cause it definitely wasn’t fresh; it was smelly. But we were something that kind of came in, and it was really amazing in certain places. In the U.K., it made me feel like THE BEATLES for five seconds. It was something I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget having your van almost rocked over by a hundred fans in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in London. That was pretty nuts.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Wednesday 13 Says “There’s No Reason Why” Murderdolls Can’t Reunite For Sporadic Shows Here And There

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during an interview with Grizzly Media. This time he responded by saying “there’s no reason why” the group can’t reunite for sporadic shows here and there.


Wednesday 13 said the following:

“Joey [Jordison] and I have reconnected. Earlier this year, we had a couple of days off, and somehow it worked out that we had a day off in his town. And we went by and we caught up and we talked and we mentioned the idea of doing MURDERDOLLS, would we wanna do it again? We both said yeah — it was fun; we had a blast doing it. But we didn’t set a timeframe, and we didn’t really say it would be an album or reuniting…”

He also added:

“My idea was, let’s do a couple of shows here and there, see what happens. And if we have a good time doing those shows and there are still fans there — I know there are — and there’s fans there that [want to see it], then there’s no reason… He’s doing his project, and I’m gonna continue doing WEDNESDAY 13, but there’s no reason why MURDERDOLLS couldn’t be a band that does a show from time… one show a year in one big city, or one in Europe and two in the States. There’s possibilities — its just logistics of my schedule, his schedule and doing it. And what lineup we would do? In my mind, do ’em both — do the original lineup, play that record [2002’s ‘Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls’] in one special show and then play [2010’s] ‘Women And Children Last’ with that lineup and do that show. Because it was two different eras that I’m really proud of, and I think all the members stood out and had their own identity, and I think it would be cool to do it that way. That’s my personal opinion.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Murderdolls Members Reunite To Pay Tribute To Late Drummer Ben Graves At Hollywood, CA Event

Murderdolls members Wednesday 13, Eric Griffin, and Acey Slade reunited for a special show to pay tribute to late drummer Ben Graves. The event took place at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA yesterday (August 16) and footage of the group performing “People Hate Me” can be seen below:

Murderdolls Members To Celebrate The Life Of Ben Graves At Hollywood, CA Event

Murderdolls members Wednesday 13, Eric Griffin, and Acey Slade will be reuniting to pay tribute to late drummer Ben Graves at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA on August 16. Wednesday 13 commented:

“This Thursday August 16th, at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. We will be Celebrating the life of Ben The Ghoul Graves. I will be joining Murderdolls members Eric Griffin and Acey Slade on stage for the first time in over a decade to perform some classic MD songs. This will be a night to remember, open to the public. This will SELL OUT!”

Joey Jordison On The Possibility Of A Murderdolls Reunion: “Never Say Never”

Considering him and Wednesday 13 hung out recently, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) was asked about the possibility of a Murderdolls reunion during an appearance on the Talk Toomey podcast. He responded with the following:

“It’s cool that I’ve been talking to Wednesday recently, but I can’t disclose anything [about a possible reunion]. Never say never, man — I mean, that’s life. It’s kind of funny, ’cause we have a bunch of songs that have been written and a bunch that are ready to go. Timing is everything, man — not necessarily anything about, ‘Oh, we need to do this to impress people,’ or, ‘We need to put out this record or do something like that.’ Timing in life is everything, so we’ll see. Only time will tell.”

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[via Blabbermouth]

Murderdolls Bandmates Wednesday 13 & Joey Jordison Hang Out For First Time In Seven Years

Murderdolls bandmates Wednesday 13 and Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) recently hung out for the first time in seven years. You can see posts from both of them below. This news comes after Wednesday 13 previously said he hadn’t talked to Jordison in a year.

Wednesday 13 Says He Was In Touch With Joey Jordison About A Murderdolls Reunion Last Year But “That’s The Last [He] Really Kind Of Heard Of It”

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during an interview with Metal Wani. He responded with the following:

“I really just haven’t spoken with Joey really at all this year. We had gotten in touch about a year ago and just established contact again and mentioned the idea of doing something in the future — not [putting] a time on it or anything; just the idea of, ‘Would you be into it?’ And we both said, ‘Yes.’ And then I got busy doing my stuff, he was touring and putting a record out, and that’s the last I really kind of heard of it. So that’s kind of where it is. So I can’t say that it will happen, or it won’t, but there’s definitely not any plans or anything that’s changed since the last thing I must have said [in an interview].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ex-Dope/Murderdolls, Etc. Drummer Ben Graves Dead At 46

Ex-Dope/Murderdolls/Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Ben Graves has sadly passed away today (May 9) at the age of 46. His death follows an 11 month cancer battle. R.I.P.

His fiancée Lydia issued the following statement:

“A message from Ben’s fiancé, Lydia.

This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans.

Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.

Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.

It’s devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben’s LA friends, details to follow…

💔Lydia”

Wednesday 13 On Possible Murderdolls Reunion: “I Don’t Know Why We Can’t Do It”

Wednesday 13 was once again asked about a Murderdolls reunion during an interview with buzzsprout.com. He responded by saying him and Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) might be able to do something “in a couple of years” once they “get some spare time off.”

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Blabbermouth shared the following excerpt of the interview:

“It’s cool to know that that band’s liked and still loved after all the years and it wasn’t just a side project like everyone thought it was gonna be in the beginning. It’s got a lot of fans, and over the years, man… I tour nine months out of the year, and I’m lucky, I get to go around the world and see people, and I see the MURDERDOLLS fans — I see tattoos, I see the shirts. It’s still alive. So anytime that come up, and especially now that Joey’s no longer in SLIPKNOT, everyone’s, like, ‘Well, why can’t you guys do it?’ And I ask the same thing: I don’t know why we can’t do it. So I’m hoping, in the future, once Joey and I get some spare time off from doing our new projects, with this [new WEDNESDAY 13] record [‘Condolences’] and what he’s got going on as well — I know he’s busy — in a couple of years, if we can sit down and maybe do a MURDERDOLLS tour. It’d be cool to do that, and then if it does well, if we wanna do a record, we can talk from that point. There’s no point, in my mind, why we can’t do something on the side. And it would be like a side thing, because I’m focused on doing WEDNESDAY 13. I wouldn’t wanna put that on the side for MURDERDOLLS. MURDERDOLLS could just be like a thing. Like when I saw the MISFITS do that reunion thing, I was, like, ‘Wow! This is so cool. They should have done this a long time ago.’ And it doesn’t mean [Glenn] Danzig can’t still do DANZIG. That’s his priority, and he’s making it his priority, and he does the MISFITS probably whenever he feels like it. That’s how I would like MURDERDOLLS to be. I’m not comparing us to the MISFITS, but [I would like to see us] in that type of touring-type schedule. It would be cool to do that.”

Wednesday 13 went on to say that he is pleased to see Jordison back on the music scene after stepping away from the spotlight for a couple of years after his split with SLIPKNOT. “Joey’s always kind of been a recluse, so when he stayed out of the light there for a while, [after] the SLIPKNOT stuff [happened], which I understand that as well,” the singer said. “Yeah, it’s great to see him back out playing music and kicking ass on the drums. He’s still one of the fucking best drummers in the world, and I had a great time playing with him. He and I, when we get together and write music, it’s so much fun — it really is. We have a really, really good time doing that. So, yeah, I wish him the best and I hope that we can work out doing MURDERDOLLS sometime in the future. It would be fun to do that.”