Pearl: Why I’m shutting down Love/Hate
Jizzy Pearl has announced he’s going to shut down Love/Hate for good after their upcoming UK tour.
He’s changed the name of the band to Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate and re-titled their mini-album Crucified as a solo release. The move is believed to be a result of threatened legal action from former Love/Hate guitarist Jon E Love.
Pearl, who’d been using the name since 2002, says in a statement: “Dealing with ex-members isn’t worth the hassle. I don’t want to spend thousands fighting over a band that makes hundreds.
“This isn’t Queensryche or Great White – we’re not talking about a band that makes $12,000 or $20,000.00 a night. But there are some people out there who still think Love/Hate is the ‘golden goose.’
“Some people think Love/Hate sells shirts like Iron Maiden or Motorhead. Some people still think MTV plays videos. Unless you’ve gassed up the van and done the tours like I have, I guess you don’t really know.
“So here’s the deal. I’ll do this last and final tour as Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate – that way the fans will know who is and who isn’t in the band. After that we’ll put the whole thing to bed and I’ll never play with any of these ex-members again.”
The vocalist, who’s just joined Quiet Riot, adds: “I love Love/Hate. The fans are great, the music was superb. But in the end ex-members just aren’t worth the hassle.”
Last month Love said of Crucified, due next month: “Jizzy has taken it upon himself to release his solo shit and call it Love/Hate. Any true fan will immediately know it’s not the real band. Stay tuned – more to follow as I proceed to sue him.”
Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate dates
Mar 06: Norwich Waterfront
Mar 07: Belfast Diamond Rock Club
Mar 08: Aberdeen Moorings Bar
Mar 09: York Fibbers
Mar 11: Edinburgh Bannermans
Mar 12: Edinburgh Bannermans
Mar 13: Newcastle Think Tank at Digital
Mar 14: Bradford Gasworks
Mar 15: Sutton Diamond
Mar 16: TBC
Mar 17: London Underworld
Mar 19: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Mar 20: Ebbw Vale Institute,
Mar 21: Buckley Tivoli
Mar 22: HRH AOR Festival
Mar 23: Northampton Attic