Sammy Duet Responds to Acid Bath Reunion Rumors
It’s been a crazy week for Acid Bath reunion news… and it’s about to get a little bit crazier. The band’s guitarist, Sammy Duet (also of Goatwhore fame), has released the following statement:
“In response to the post by ‘Acidbath The Bayou Kid’ on June 3rd, 2014, I’d like to clarify a few things: [Drummer] Jimmy Kyle created that post without prior discussion with [guitarist] Mike Sanchez or myself [guitarist, Sammy Duet]. ACID BATH is not looking for a vocalist. There is no ACID BATH without [late bassist] Audie Pitre, so there will never be ‘new’ ACID BATH material.
“Currently, most of the surviving members of ACID BATH — Jimmy, Mike, and myself — have been considering the possibility of doing some shows in the future, as an ACID BATH tribute band, but nothing has been set in stone, and it is still just an idea. Unfortunately, [vocalist] Dax Riggs declines to be a part of such a tribute. We respect Dax and his decision.
“If we decide to put together an ACID BATH tribute band, the vocalist will be carefully chosen, but it is way too early to discuss choosing a vocalist at this time.
“I’d like to thank the loyal, diehard ACID BATH fans for their years of support, not just while ACID BATH was together, but for supporting us in all of our individual music projects.”
I don’t know what’s up with the recent trend of band dudes doin’ shit without their peers’ permission, but there ya have it. I would think anyone uncomfortable with the idea of Acid Bath continuing on without Riggs and/or Pitre would feel much better now that it’s clear they’ll just be acting as “tribute band.” Pretty much the best tribute band ever, given that it will feature 3/5ths of the group’s actual line-up, but still!