For context – back in August, news came out that the “Murderdolls” would be performing at an upcoming horror movie festival. What was awkward about this news is that, 1). Wednesday had not mentioned anything himself via his own social media, and 2). News of this performance didn’t even mention Wednesday being part of the show.
With this news coming out, Wednesday took to his social media to call out the “not official” Murderdolls show, later on providing additional context regarding guitarist Acey Slade. Slade was a touring member of the band that was only involved with them from 2002 to 2004. Wednesday shared that the Murderdolls trademark had expired (and that Joey Jordison was unaware of that expiration), and that Slade had stolen the Murderdolls name from Joey.
During this new conversation with KNAC.COM, Wednesday 13 goes into his feelings regarding what Slade has done.
“I’ve been touching on it a bit — not much more than what I said online. It’s just unfortunate there’s some drama within the Murderdolls camp. And I made a statement online about it because I wanted people to know that I wasn’t involved with this and I don’t approve of what’s going on.
“Basically, an ex-touring member of the first lineup 20 years ago decided to take the Murderdolls name behind Joey’s back before he even passed away. The trademark had lapsed. Joey didn’t know about it, so he [Acey] took it. And now that Joey has passed, now he’s selling Murderdolls merchandise, web site, blah blah blah, trying to basically just make the history about the band be about the first album and those guys when they were literally just the touring musicians behind the record.
“And now they’re re-releasing our first album, which they didn’t play a single note on, and they’re doing it without my permission and without paying me or anything. So it’s a slap in the face to me, it’s a slap in the face to Joey. And he hasn’t told the truth to people what’s going on, and that’s why I said what I said. So hopefully this will go away sooner than later, but I’m definitely not gonna let it go the way it’s going without putting up a fight for it.”
How do you feel about this whole situation? You can check out the full interview with Wednesday 13 below. Wednesday 13’s new album, Horrifier, arrives on October 7th.