Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN bassist Marcel Jacob has issued the following statement in response to reports that Z Records would be issuing a new HUMANIMAL CD in 2003/2004:

"I won't do it, [vocalist] Jeff [Scott Soto] won't do it, it's possible [guitarist] Pontus Norgren might go for it, but that would be like Ace Frehley releasing a KISS album without Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons."

"Admittedly, the name HUMANIMAL is not copyrightable and therefore I can't stop Mark Alger from using it, but that name has for so long been associated with Marcel Jacob, Jeff Scott Soto, & TALISMAN that for him to use it for something different is in quite poor taste. It's a shame this person has to try and exploit other people's creativity in this manner."


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