CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals) — will play small show in Venice, California at a club called Venice Rocks on January 30 "to air a couple of new songs, bust out a guitar or two for me, and generally brush the cobwebs off and start the process of being a band again and writing for album number two," according to Morrison. "It'll be fun to play, and it will also show us how V2.0 of the band is going to work in '08. It looks like we can also tell you that we will be performing at this year's Fangoria convention in L.A., but more details on that one will have to wait until we have them. Primary focus is on writing some killer new songs and starting the process of getting in the studio."CIRCUS DIABLO recently parted ways with its bassist Brett Scallions (who is also the former frontman for FUEL and current singer for RIDERS ON THE STORM). According to Morrison, "Brett is deeply involved in being a new dad to Jagger, and has plans with RIDERS ON THE STORM, so with much love and respect, we will be moving forward with Patrick [Cornell] playing bass guitar." CIRCUS DIABLO recently posted the song "Mary's Shadow" on the group's MySpace page. The track is a bonus cut recorded during the sessions for the band's self-titled debut album, which came out this past summer via Koch Records. A seven-minute video interview with Billy Morrison and Ricky Warwick conducted by NGTV.com (No Good TV) can be viewed below. CIRCUS DIABLO's current touring lineup consists of Morrison, Warwick, Charles Ruggiero (drums; SLUNT), Rob Patterson (guitar; KORN, OTEP) and Cornell. Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) played drums on the group's CD, which was released on July 3, 2007.
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