former wasp guitar player Chris Holmes He recently completed seven weeks of radiotherapy in his battle with throat and neck cancer. Earlier today (Tuesday, June 14), the 63-year-old musician shared a video update on his health, saying in part: “I finished my last radiation at the end of April – it’s been seven weeks if … my health, as it is now in the month of June.” I can walk around the block I don’t have a lot of energy I’ve lost a lot of weight – probably lost 40, 35 pounds – I’m not quite sure I can’t eat, because everything still tastes like crap – it has burned all my taste; still My throat hurts.
“I’m slowly getting better and better,” he continued. “When I plan to go on a tour [again] In September, I don’t know if I’ll make it to one hundred percent. I might be 80, but I’m still going to go out and tour anyway, because I haven’t played in a long time. I will do my best. I will play one hundred percent – I will put one hundred percent in my game. I am only talking about entertainment. It depends on whether or not I am eating a satiating food.”
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.
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 record or when they give 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 didn’t change the way I think, as I am. I won’t change. I am what I am.
“During the [making of the] secondly [album]I was told that the manager wants to use it Blacky‘s [Lawless, W.A.S.P. frontman] picture [on the cover]Which the manager didn’t tell me – Blacky Tell me that.”
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 that we [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 out 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’ll 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”.
“Had I 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 said it 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. Canada said metal sound: “A lot of people think I made money from it 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 I went to sanctuary musicI had a lawyer go to 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. He just grabs me wrong—makes me see he’s been sticking a knife in my back since day one, off the first album, he didn’t tell me, and that he’s my best friend.”
last February, Chaos Close HolmesAllegation 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 Guy: 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 sons want their parents back together, but sometimes that doesn’t happen at all. And this is one of those [times]. Sorry.”
We are sorry to leave you all for so long without any updates. There is no excuse after all the love you all share with us and Kris. But the people who have had to deal with cancer within their family know the ups and downs of every day, and it’s not always easy to break out of the disease’s shell and talk, even if we love you all.
Tonight Chris decided, in addition to just a post, to make a video for all of you, to thank you for all your support through messages as well as financially through the gofundme page, this has helped us a lot. I don’t know if you can imagine how much words and just a smile nourish hearts and give strength.
In the video you will notice Chris spits. This is because his salivary glands secrete extra saliva to counteract the burn after radiation. Today’s nutrition expert said this could happen in the next couple of months.
I thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all, who during this difficult path keep their hands in ours.
Chris and Kathy Sarah Holmes
Posted by Chris Holmes and the Mean Men Tuesday 14 June 2022