Lead vocalist Sheldon Tarsha (TARSHA) has issued a statement explaining his decision not to join ADLER'S APPETITE on their South American tour this August
Commented Tarsha, "Two weeks before Rocklahoma, Steven Adler [ADLER'S APPETITE/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer] and I spoke for almost an hour on the phone. He apologized profusely for derailing our European tour last year and PROMISED me that he was going to pay me out of his personal account 'if not $20,000 at least $10,000' to be in the band and do the upcoming tour with him. I postponed my show on July 13th that I had scheduled in San Diego with my band (TARSHA) to be available to play with Steven at Rocklahoma. I tried calling and texting him several times as the date approached. I got no call, no nothin'. He completely flaked on me and never called! It wasn't till a couple days ago that I called his brother Jamie. I told him and Steven's new manager that I'm not available to tour with Adler. They BEGGED me to 'at least play the Key Club show...' I told them, 'I'm sorry guys, I've been on the rollercoaster ride long enough. PLEASE find someone else.' They said 'We want you and only you,' blah blah blah... I texted them back the next day and told them I need $5,000 up front to do the tour. They immediately started in with 'We don't have that kind of money...We're not rich like u might think...' I told them that if I was gonna be involved, I need to know that ADLER'S APPETITE is a serious band with plans for real success. They told me, 'I thought you said it's not about the money, which is it?' I told them it's about the commitment, not only to me and the fans, but the overall success of the project. I told them that if they don't plan on going all the way, I don't want to be involved.' They had no response."
Tarsha added, "I'm extremely focused right now with my new band TARSHA. The current album 'Prophecies' is selling worldwide with the first single 'Dirty' in the Top 10 on the global radio charts for 25 weeks now on Live365 Radio. I recently signed with national booking agency AFM Entertainment (CELLDWELLER, DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY, SPYDER BABY) to schedule a North American tour for TARSHA across the U.S. and Canada in 2006. I've been in the studio working on new songs for the next TARSHA album which is more than halfway complete and will be released in 2008.
"I wish Adler the best of luck and I hope all the fans I made touring with ADLER'S APPETITE will check out my new music and support my new album."
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ADLER'S APPETITE announced earlier today that it has enlisted Colby Veil, the lead vocalist for the popular GUNS N' ROSES cover band HOLLYWOOD ROSES. Check out his MySpace here.