Chris Holmes – Nothing To Lose

Chris Holmes - Nothing To LoseFor all of you out there asking “who?” when the name Chris Holmes comes up, he was once the lead guitar player and co-song writer together with Blackie Lawless in W.A.S.P. For seven years and four albums between 1983 – 1990, Holmes was Lawless’ sidekick and musical companion until they fell out and Holmes left the band. He later rejoined the band in 1996 for three more albums and left again in 2001 when he and Lawless once more fell out with each other, but this time the cracks were too big to fix and the two still don’t have anything nice to say about each other. Holmes has numerous times tried to get his own bands together while not with W.A.S.P., but bands such as Psycho Squad has been short-lived projects. Ha also hooked up with former W.A.S.P. guitar player Randy Piper with whom he was in W.A.S.P. with for their two first albums, in Randy’s band Animal, but the album they made, 900 Ib Steam, never went anywhere, because of the fact that it sucked and sounded like a demo tape. Holmes’ alcohol and drug problems also made it hard for the band to function and Holmes was left out in the cold when Piper and lead singer Rich Lewis hooked up with Swedish producer / engineer / song writer / guitar player Chris Laney and fellow Swedes Nalley Påhlsson (bass) and J Koleberg (drums) and released two brilliant albums before the collaboration ended. Holmes then hooked up with Piper and Lewis in their new outfit Where Angels Suffer, but nothing came out of that either. And all of a sudden we get the news that Holmes was about to release a solo album where he was working together with former Motörhead drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor.

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