Rocky Shades’ Wrathchild Off Hard Rock Hell Bill
Rocky Shades’ Wrathchild have been booted off the bill for the Hard Rock Hell III: The Vikings’ Ball.
The band were due to play on December 5, the final day of the event at Pontin’s in Prestatyn Sands.
However, the ongoing dispute between Rocky Shades and his former bandmates Marc Angel and Eddie Star over the ownership of the Wrathchild name has now scuppered the frontman’s chances.
A spokesperson for Hard Rock Hell told Classic Rock: “We were paying a proper fee for a re-formed Wrathchild and, as a result, were giving it a main stage slot too.
“All involved in Hard Rock Hell felt that without being able to use the name to advertise, and without more than one member of the original line-up in the band, what we were left with was simply not what we booked.
“It’s as if we had booked Genesis and got Phil Collins. Hence it was not a proper booking, to which the agent who booked it agreed too.”
Angel and Star recently announced that they now had the rights to the name ‘Wrathchild’, something Shades is determined to fight legally.
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