Bassist BRIAN PERRY Says Being In PRONG Was A Lesson In 'How Not To Run A Business'

Former PRONG bassist Brian Perry, who left the group early this year prior to the recording of their latest CD, "Scorpio Rising", recently spoke to Metal Refuge about his time with the band and the circumstances that led to his departure.

"I was with PRONG for about a year of touring in 2002," Perry explained. "We headlined across the country and recorded [the live album] 'Prong 100% Live'. We did about 10 weeks opening for DANZIG. We also went to Europe and did some festivals. I left PRONG after the New Year because during the time I was with the band I witnessed first hand how not to run a business, and decided to leave while the leaving was good. I believe this is why PRONG never hit the heights that it should have."

Despite the seemingly acrimonious nature of his split with the band, Perry is quick to point out that out of all his previous projects (including stints with Jake E. Lee's WICKED ALLIANCE and FLOOD, among others), PRONG was "the most fun because it had that air of being the innovators of the whole industrial rock/nu metal thing. Fans and bands all around the world recognized this fact and it was cool to be part of such an amazing phenomenon." Read the rest of the interview here.

As previously reported, "Scorpio Rising" will receive its long-overdue North American release on February 24 through Locomotive Music.

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