STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. " I want to start small with a lot of bang for the buck with familiar hard rock-metal and giving you an original new band. What I do expect to change are the bastards singers and artists from gold and platinum-plus bands, not the word of agent(s) for said artists after confirmation at an important stage.

"Kevin (DuBrow) and Steven's (Adler) agent for the first round wanted to change the perspective of what the Bastards tour is all about before we had a date on paper, only on the table. There are plenty of bastards who we would have entertained more aggressively for the first round. This is not the Ozzfest yet (laughs) — step up or get the fu*k out of the way! It's not about ego, double agents, marquee space, or selling yourself for pennies on the dollar just to gig. I have patience and that's what's going to give the Bastards tour its foundation and longevity. So already we (Top Fuel Tours) have an idea of what we might be dealing with or we are dealing with. Commitment from management or agent doesn't mean artists."

As previously reported, the first round/leg of the Bastards of Metal tour will feature openers DROP, a newly signed band out of Chicago. Pearcy continued: "If some of these '80s-'90s artists (bastards) we've approached in the last six months had the drive and dream as a new band trying to break today, you might see better, bigger hard rock heavy metal shows and profits for promoter(s) and artists. Instead you have agents and artists thinking their past is still reality. If you're lucky enough to be classic rock, you work with what you have, not had. We want bastards on the tour, not bitches."

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