EXCITER Guitarist On ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS: 'I Never Want To See Or Talk To That Guy Again'

Guitarist John Ricci of the Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER was one of the featured guests on last night's (Saturday, August 2) edition of "The Classic Metal Show". An excerpt from his chat with "The Classic Metal Show" co-host Wendell Neeley follows.

The Classic Metal Show: John, are you friends or acquaintences with guys like Jeff Waters from ANNIHILATOR, or any of the guys from KICK AXE or maybe even Brian Vollmer of HELIX? Do you ever associate with any of those guys ever?

Ricci: Well, you mentioned one name that I never want to talk about, Jeff Waters.

The Classic Metal Show: Why's that?

Ricci: Well, I can't get into all the details, but we had a... I don't want to talk about Jeff. It was just some real bad stuff happened. His involvement with EXCITER, the way we exist today, made his dealings very difficult to pursue... you know, our career the way it is now. I never want to see or talk to that guy ever again.

The Classic Metal Show: [To fellow "The Classic Metal Show" co-host Chris Akin] Chris, get Jeff on the phone (laughter)!

Ricci: I don't think so. Then you would hear me swearing!

Listen to the entire interview below.

"The Classic Metal Show" can be heard every Saturday night between 9:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. EST at www.cmsradio.net.

EXCITER's new album, "Thrash Speed Burn", was released on February 22 via Massacre Records. The CD marks EXCITER's recorded debut with new singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter, who joined the band in October 2006.

EXCITER's current lineup is:

John Ricci (Guitar)
Rik Charron (Drums)
Clammy (Bass)
Kenny Winter (Vocals)


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).