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Skid Row Confirms ZP Theart As “New” Official Singer

Just the other day NJ Rockers Skid Row started off their touring cycle for 2017 and officially welcomed former Dragonforce vocalist to the band as their “new” lead singer”. I used quotes because ZP Theart had been singing with them for about a year since the departure of TNT singer Tony Harnell. If you’ve been keeping up with the bands doings, Harnell replaced their longtime Sebastian Bach replacement Johnny Solinger. Whew. I admit that it was getting a little arduous to keep up with and the news surprised me because over the last few months Sebastian had outlined in numerous interviews that the management sides had been “talking”.

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Theart is a terrific singer and according to some friends who had seen him in concert with Skid Row very recently said that he had done a much better job at their tunes than Harnell did. I saw some YouTube clips and had to agree even though I’m a big fan of Tony’s voice in TNT. Sometimes the idea isn’t what you expected it to be. If Harnell singing for the band went by too quickly for you and you never got to hear him, the band did make their hit “18 and Life” song available as a free download which you can access HERE. I’ve yet to see ZP fronting the Skids and that is why I’m using photos that I took of him back when the group Dragonforce appeared in NYC. These might have been at the former location of the Limelight.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well. I guess that is that about any chance of Sebastian Bach rejoining the lineup of the group. I mean of course stranger things can happen but let’s be honest with ourselves here, this is the third singer since Bach and the boys parted ways. I’m going to keep on supporting each of the sides but move on from anticipating any sort of Earth shattering announcement about a reunion. Speaking frankly, the time to have worked all this stuff out would have been when Solinger was moved on from. Had they done any sort of reunion back then they might have even been able to secure one of the Guns N Roses opening slots. Now it’s time to get back to business for other bands and stop debating about what could have went wrong. Clearly the two sides couldn’t meet in the middle, and that is if management sides were really talking seriously in the first place and not just theorizing. I wonder if they will re-record their tunes and release them as we find some bands doing to give us how it sounds “today” as opposed to back in the day. Only time will tell. So what do you readers think about the news and the appointment of ZP to the full on role. Let me know your thoughts about this down in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you on it so bring it on. Good luck to ZP, Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave Sabo and Rob Hammersmith.

Official Website: http://www.skidrow.com

Tony Harnell @ Blackthorn 51

You know his voice from TNT and perhaps a few of the last years Skid Row shows along with numerous solo appearances. Now Tony Harnell performs with Virus in Queens.

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Zoinks! Tony Harnell Has Quit Skid Row

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You are not seeing things my friends because it is indeed true, former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell who joined Skid Row back in April of this year has quit the band. He announced the news on his Official Facebook Page (because that is how everyone is doing things these days) and his statement is below the first image. Check it out.

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Tony Harnell w Skid Row by Ken Pierce (2015)

“I was not fired from Skid Row, I quit. Being ignored and disrespected isn’t my thing. I had a great time performing with the band and singing so many great songs. I don’t regret a thing!”

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Skid Row @ Irving Plaza

Skid Row celebrates their 25th Anniversary and will be joined by new singer Tony Harnell (formerly of TNT). Supporting the show will be The Blackfires, Killcode and Scottish Widows.

The New Thunder Phase 2: Tony Harnell Returns To TNT!

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This news actually broke yesterday but since I wanted the “20 Years Reflection On Criss Oliva Passing” to get the attention it deserved, I waited until now to post this one. So here is the big Metal news for those who might not yet be aware. It seems as though singer Tony Harnell has reunited with TNT. He will once again join forces with blistering guitarist Ronnie LeTekro, drummer Diesel Dahl and their also returning bassist Sid Ringsby.
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