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Happy birthday, Acey Slade

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Acey Slade, former guitarist in the horror punk and glam metal act the Murderdolls

Acey Slade, former guitarist in the horror punk and glam metal act the Murderdolls

Happy birthday, Acey Slade...
Born Emil John Schmidt IV on December 15 1974 in Pennsylvania, U.S., Acey Slade is a vocalist, guitarist and bassist best known as the former guitarist of the Murderdolls. He is currently the lead singer and guitarist of Acey Slade & the Dark Party and the bassist of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
From 1998 to 2002, he played in the band Dope (lineup in 1998 : Edsel Dope (vocals, rhythm guitar), Tripp Eisen (lead guitar), Acey Slade (bass), Preston Nash (drums), Simon Dope (keyboards)).
Along with playing in Dope, Acey fronted the band Vampire Love Dolls.
In 2002, he joined Muderdolls (lineup in 2002: Wednesday 13 (lead vocals), Acey Slade (lead guitar, backing vocals), Joey Jordison (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Eric Griffin (bass, backing vocals), Ben Graves (drums)).
Murderolls were put on hiatus in 2004.
The same year, Acey filled in on guitar for Amen for a tour of Japan. He also formed the band Trashlight Vision (original lineup: Acey Slade (vocals, guitar), Steve Haley (guitar, backing vocals), Roger "Rags" Segal (bass, backing vocals), Lenny Thomas (drums)).
For Roadrunner Records' 25-year anniversary, he played rhythm guitar on the track Tired 'N Lonely (he collaborated on this song with Joey Jordison) on Roadrunner United.
Trashlight Vision disbanded on September 12 2007.
The following year, Acey filled in as guitarist for Wednesday 13 for a tour.
He is also one of the contributors to the book Sex Tips from Rock Stars written by Paul Miles. Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, Bruce Kulick, Lemmy Kilmister, James Kottak, Rob Patterson and many others also contributed to this book.
Acey's new band, Acey Slade & the Dark Party, released its debut album, The Dark Party, in 2010.
Acey also plays bass with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. He occasionally fill in on bass in the band Dope for tour dates.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Acey Slade!

Acey Slade, current bassist in Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Acey Slade, current bassist in Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Acey Slade and the Murderdolls

Acey Slade and the Murderdolls

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Acey Slade ...
Né Emil John Schmidt IV le 15 décembre 1974 en Pennsylvanie, U.S., Acey Slade est un chanteur, guitariste et bassiste mieux connu en tant qu'ancien bassiste des Murderdolls. Actuellement, il est chanteur et guitariste dans le groupe Acey Slade & the Dark Party et joue de la basse pour Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
De 1998 à 2002, il joue dans le groupe Dope (lineup en 1998 : Edsel Dope (chant, guitare rythmique), Tripp Eisen (lead guitare), Acey Slade (basse), Preston Nash (batterie), Simon Dope (clavier)).
En même temps qu'il joue dans Dope, il chante pour le groupe Vampire Love Dolls.
En 2002, il rejoint les Muderdolls (lineup en 2002 : Wednesday 13 (chant), Acey Slade (lead guitare, choeur), Joey Jordison (guitare rythmique, choeur), Eric Griffin (basse, choeur), Ben Graves (batterie)).
Murderdolls est mis en pause en 2004.
La même année, Acey replace le guitariste d'Amen pour leur tournée au Japon. Il forme aussi le groupe Trashlight Vision (lineup original : Acey Slade (chant, guitare), Steve Haley (guitare, choeur), Roger "Rags" Segal (basse, choeur), Lenny Thomas batterie)).
Pour le 25eme anniversaire de Roadrunner Records, il joue la guitare rythmique sur la chanson Tired 'N Lonely (il collabore sur la chanson avec Joey Jordison) sur Roadrunner United.
Trashlight Vision se sépare le 12 septembre 2007.
L'année suivante, il remplace le guitariste de Wednesday 13 pour une tournée.
Il est l'un des contributeurs du livre Sex Tips from Rock Stars écrit par Paul Miles. Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, Bruce Kulick, Lemmy Kilmister, James Kottak, Rob Patterson et beaucoup d'autres ont contribué à ce livre.
Le nouveau groupe d'Acey, Acey Slade & the Dark Party, sort son premier album, The Dark Party, en 2010.
Acey joue aussi de la basse pour Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Occasionellement, il remplace le bassiste du groupe Dope en tournée.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Acey Slade !]

Acey Slade, 2012

Acey Slade, 2012

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade (2010) - Photo by Steve Prue

Acey Slade (2010) - Photo by Steve Prue

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade

Acey Slade and Joey Jordison Murderdolls

Acey Slade and Joey Jordison Murderdolls

Acey Slade, 2009

Acey Slade, 2009

Acey Slade, 2009

Acey Slade, 2009

Acey Slade, Murderdolls (2003)

Acey Slade, Murderdolls (2003)

Acey Slade, Murderdolls

Acey Slade, Murderdolls

Acey Slade, Murderdolls (2002) Frankfurt, Germany - credit: Raymond T. Conway

Acey Slade, Murderdolls (2002) Frankfurt, Germany - credit: Raymond T. Conway

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