It looks like Skid Row have officially welcomed ZP Theart (Ex-Dragonforce) to the band. Rachel Bolan made the announcement during the band’s January 14 show in Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.
Bolan said the following:
“I wanna make this announcement finally formal. He’s been with us for a year, our new lead singer, ZP Theart. We’re going in the studio soon to make a new record. We love this guy. He just lives too far away. We’ve gotta get him to move to the States, but that’s coming down the road.”
Theart later added the following on his Facebook page:
“This bands music was the soundtrack to the largest part of my younger years and many a crazy adventure. Now I get the chance to re-live all of them for a hour and a half every night! I am beyond honoured to be given this opportunity. Think I’m a bit jealous of my actual self”
Yesterday, Tony Harnell (ex-TNT) revealed that he had quit Skid Row. The band has now issued a statement about the situation, which you can read below.
“To the Skid Row faithful,
As you may know, Tony Harnell quit the band yesterday. We found out about his decision the same way all of you did, via his post on social media. He had posted that he was no longer in the band before informing the band personally.
The last we spoke with Tony was on December 17. He was in the hospital being treated for ‘bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms.’ We were all very concerned and offered any assistance we could to help him get healthy. Due to his condition, we were forced to cancel our show in Chicago on December 19. The next time we heard anything was his post yesterday.
That being said, we are all moving forward and wish Tony the best in his future endeavors.
Lastly, amidst all of the rumors and speculation, there has been no talk of a reunion [with former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach] nor are we opening for Guns N’ Roses.
That’s it for now. We’ll keep you updated as best we can.
“Thanks for your support and understanding. See you in 2016!”
Skid Row have parted ways with vocalist, Tony Harnell (ex-TNT). Harnell posted the following on Facebook:
“I’m sorry to inform everyone that I’m no longer the lead singer for Skid Row. I thank the fans for their love and support! XO TH”
Skid Row have parted ways with vocalist, Johnny Solinger. During an interview with Eddie Trunk, the band announced that Tony Harnell (ex-TNT) will now handle the vocal duties for the group. In his own statement, Solinger claimed to have left to focus on his solo career, but according to Blabbermouth, Dave “Snake” Sabo and Rachel Bolan have since revealed that he was fired.
Skid Row have since issued the following press release: