BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Guitarist Reflects On European Tour

A bunch of BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION live photos taken at this past weekend's Graspop Metal Meeting at De Boeretang in Dessel, Belgium have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Datapix Agency).

In other news, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns has posted the following message on the band's web site:

"Just woke up from a two-day nap after returning home from the better continent.

"We played with every heavy metal band imaginable. My favorites were SOULFLY, TURBONEGRO and H.I.M. We played anywhere from 1,100 to 30,000 people on any given day. Was absolutely the most musically liberating tour of my life and we will surely return in October/November.

"I left my heart in Utrecht, Holland and I imagine I will be having an apt there to visit in the next couple of months.

"The most interesting thing was the 2 hours of darkness every night in Helsinki (Nikki couldn't sleep for four days).

"The hash in Holland was excellent as usual.

"We got to spend the first 5 days of the tour in London where we only played Donington and Electric Ballroom. I managed to spend 10 grand (FUCKING OUCH) on my three days off there. I had to drag three extra suitcases around with me for the next 2 weeks after that. If I could have I would have bought a smart car and put it in another suitcase.

"Another highlight was carrying Dimebag (TRASHED TEXAN) out on stage at the Metal Hammer Awards to receive his Guitarist Of The Year award which he smashed in the photographers' pit.

"The 'Oops' award goes to Nikki for grabbing Bruce Dickinson's tits from behind and not realizing it was him. 'Oh excuse me, I think I shagged your wife on accident years ago.' Bruce couldn't even look at him.

"The nice guy award goes to Alice Cooper and his band for letting us play 45 minutes instead of 30.

"The pedophile award goes to soundman Jay… just because.

"The 'Keeping It Together' award goes to tour manager/guitar tech/Tracii's maid/luggage carrier, psychologist, referee and doctor.. Brad Nelson (my brother from another mother).

"The 'Top Up Virgin Mobil' award goes to Chris the tour assistant… he also receives the best Cockney Rhyming slang award. Me Lil butta.

"The 'Cooler Heads Prevail' award goes to Darren for just for being Darren, Darren is officially Nikki's boy.

"The 'Human Wreck' award goes to Scot Coogan for throwing a complete hotel room worth of furniture, TV, plates, bathroom supplies and his own luggage out of our Chelsea hotel and then talked his way out of going to jail, he also became single, He also did the most drugs, alcohol etc. He also got in a fistfight onstage. Did I forget to mention he set a portable toilet on fire and the fire spread too 6 other portables. THAT'S MY MAIN MAN!!!!!!!!

"The 'Looks Most Like A Stooge' award goes to Nikki Sixx. I have never seen anyone in my life buy a piece of clothing for a ton of money, and then cut it up with a knife, set it on fire, dump a bottle of hair product, sew patches on it… throw it in an unflushed toilet, poor coffee and soda on it. and then wipe boogers on it then lastly put it on then walk on stage wearing it.

"London gets the 'Most Improved God' award."

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