WAYSTED, the reunited mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), has issued the following statement:
"After yesterday's announcement by Z Records that WAYSTED would be appearing at next year's Z Rock [festival], WAYSTED management would like to set the record straight that the announcement, even though it may have been made in good faith, was premature — and that WAYSTED will not be appearing at Z Rock next April. This was one of a run of shows which were pencilled in but never confirmed by the band, due to other commitments which were also in the pipeline for around the same time.
"WAYSTED will be touring in 2008 in support of their new album, 'The Harsh Reality', the dates of which will follow soon, but please note that until the shows are listed on tour dates page of the WAYSTED website, they are not to be taken as conclusive."
WAYSTED released its new album, "The Harsh Reality", on October 29 via U.K.'s Livewire Records. The CD featured the band's "classic" lineup of Pete Way, Fin (vocals), Chris George (guitar) and Paul Haslin (drums).
WAYSTED recently recorded a cover version of AEROSMITH's "Sweet Emotion" for inclusion on the cover-mount CD (featuring a compilation of rock songs from the movies) that was given away for free with Classic Rock magazine.
WAYSTED's latest CD, "Back from the Dead", was issued in 2005 via Majestic Rock Records.