Original PATTI SMITH Guitarist To Perform With SKEW SISKIN In Berlin

Original PATTI SMITH bandmember and former IGGY POP axeman Ivan Kral will join SKEW SISKIN on stage for their concert in Berlin on Monday, December 3 as part of the OVERKILL / MOTÖRHEAD tour.

Commented SKEW SISKIN guitarist Jim Voxx: "We're totally psyched that this is finally happening. During November and December Ivan is on some kind of bizarre punk tour in the eastern part of Europe just for the fun of it and we found out that he has some off days when we play Berlin. So we invited him to swing over to Berlin and share the stage with us. I mean, he has a song on our current album, 'Peace Breaker', and now I can't wait to play it with him live. He really knows rock 'n' roll and he's one of those players you can create this hard-edged rock 'n' roll guitar sound with."

As a fixture in the '70s New York rock scene, Ivan played with many notables, including Debbie Harry/BLONDIE, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, glam band LUGER, David Peel and the Lower East Side, John Cale, Chris Spedding, BAND OF OUTSIDERS and various underground artists.

Some of Ivan's work with the Andy Warhol scene are captured in the films "The Foreigner", "Subway Riders", "Night Lunch", "Unmade Beds", and "Blank Generation".

Ivan co-wrote with Patti Smith for her debut album, "Horses", and remained with her for four albums and over 15 tours. In 1980, he collaborated with Iggy Pop for two albums and 10 tours, which included Glen Matlock of SEX PISTOLS and Brian James of THE DAMNED.

In 1982 Ivan shed his punk label, and wrote songs with BABYS singer John Waite including the hit "Every Step of the Way". Other works from this era included music for the Barry Levinson film, "Diner", recordings by U2, DAVID BOWIE, and a song "Ce soir et le Soir" for France's TELEPHONE.

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