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Happy birthday, Wednesday 13

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Wednesday 13, singer and musician best known as the frontman of Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, singer and musician best known as the frontman of Murderdolls

Happy birthday, Wednesday 13...
Born Joseph Poole on August 12 1976 in Lexington, North Carolina, U.S., Wednesday 13 is a singer and musician best known as the frontman of Murderdolls and for his solo career.
He started his career as a guitarist. He joined his first band, Mizery, in 1992. The band, which changed its name to Psycho Opera, also featured vocalist Todd Cage, guitarist Abby Normal, bass guitarist Michael Patrick, and drummer Jeff Washam.
The same year, along with Abby Normal and Michael Patrick, he left the band and formed Maniac Spider Trash (lineup: Wednesday 13 (vocals), Abby Normal (guitar), Michael Patrick (bass guitar), Sicko Zero (drums)).
They released their first EP, Dumpster Mummies, in 1994. One year later, they recorded the album Murder Happy Fairytales. However, the album was only released in October 2010, fifteen years after being recorded.
The band broke up in 1996, and Wednesday 13, Abby Normal and Sicko Zero went on to form Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. The band's lineup changed several times over the year, Wednesday 13 being the only constant member of the band. The band performed from 1996 to 2002 and released four studio albums and one EP, all written and produced by Wednesday 13. The band also played on tribute albums for Sweet, and Alice Cooper.
The band broke up in early 2002 after that Wednesday 13 was asked by Joey Jordison to join Murderdolls, the band he had formed with Tripp Eisen. Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 reformed in 2005 and toured with Alice Cooper but they broke up again in 2006 after releasing Little Box of Horrors, a box set of their entire discography.
Wednesday 13 joined Murderdolls as a bassist in November 2001, when the band was still called the Rejects.
Soon after, he became their frontman and the band changed its name to Murderdolls.
Murderdolls released their debut EP, Right to Remain Violent, not long before releasing the album Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls released on August 20 2002 (lineup: Wednesday 13 (lead vocals, bass guitar), Joey Jordison (rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums, backing vocals), Tripp Eisen (lead guitar, backing vocals)).
Later the same year, the band was joined by bassist Eric Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, and Tripp Eisen was replaced by Acey Slade after he left to return to his main band, Static-X.
On January 17 2004, Murderdolls played their last show before going on an indefinite hiatus.
Two months later, along with the members of Death Becomes You, Wednesday 13 went on a solo tour, the Graveyard A Go-Go tour, in the United Kingdom.
After the tour, he came back to North Carolina to find permanent musicians with whom he would perform as Wednesday 13.
His debut album, Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead, was released in April 2005.
The same year, Wednesday 13 and Rayen Belchere formed an outlaw country band called Bourbon Crow.
The band's first album, Highway to Hangovers, is dedicated to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and was released in 2006.
In November 2008, Wednesday 13 released his first live album, Fuck It, We'll Do It Live. The album was recorded during his show at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on July 18 2008.
In 2009, he teamed up with Todd Youth to form Gunfire 76, a glam metal band. Later the same year, they released the album Casualties & Tragedies.
In 2010, Wednesday 13 and Joey Jordison announced that they would work on a new Murderdolls album together. The said album, Women and Children Last, was released in August 2010 and featured a guest appearance of Mick Mars. On the tour promoting the album, Murderdolls supported several acts such as Guns N' Roses, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, and Alice Cooper (lineup on the tour: Wednesday 13 (lead vocals), Roman Surman (lead guitar, backing vocals), Joey Jordison (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jack Tankersley (bass guitar), Racci Shay (drums)).
The band broke up for good in 2011.
Through the years, Wednesday 13 kept on working as a solo artist and he released his sixth studio album, Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague, in January 2015 (lineup: Wednesday 13 (lead vocals, guitar), Roman Surman (guitar, backing vocals), Jack Tankersley (guitar, backing vocals), Troy Doebbler (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jason West (drums)).
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Wednesday 13!

Wednesday 13 at The Machine Shop (2015) - credit: Miss Shela Photography

Wednesday 13 at The Machine Shop (2015) - credit: Miss Shela Photography

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Wednesday 13 ...
Né Joseph Poole le 12 août 1976 à Lexington, Caroline du Nord, U.S., Wednesday 13 est un chanteur et musicien mieux connu en tant que frontman des Murderdolls et pour sa carrière solo.
Il commence sa carrière en tant que guitariste. Il rejoint son premier groupe, Mizery, en 1992. Le groupe, qui change son nom pour Psycho Opera, comprend aussi le chnateur Todd Cage, le guitariste Abby Normal, le bassiste Michael Patrick, et le batteur Jeff Washam.
La même année, aux côtés d'Abby Normal et de Michael Patrick, il quitte le groupe et forme Maniac Spider Trash (lineup : Wednesday 13 (chant), Abby Normal (guitare), Michael Patrick (basse), Sicko Zero (batterie)).
Ils sortent leur premier EP, Dumpster Mummies, en 1994. Un an après, ils enregistrent l'album Murder Happy Fairytales. Cependant, l'album ne sort qu'en octobre 2010, soit quinze ans après son enregistrement.
Le groupe se sépare en 1996, et Wednesday 13, Abby Normal et Sicko Zero forment le groupe Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. Le lineup du groupe change de nombreuses fois, faisant de Wednesday 13 le seul membre constant du groupe. Le groupe existe de 1996 à 2002 et sort quatre albums studio et un EP, tous écrits et produits par Wednesday 13. Le groupe joue aussi sur des albums en hommage à Sweet, et à Alice Cooper.
Le groupe se sépare début 2002 après que Wednesday 13 se voit proposer par Joey Jordison de rejoindre Murderdolls, le groupe qu'il a formé avec Tripp Eisen. Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 se reforme en 2005 et fait une tournée avec Alice Cooper mais le groupe se sépare à nouveau en 2006 après la sortie de Little Box of Horrors, un coffret de leur entière discographie.
Wednesday 13 rejoint Murderdolls en tant que bassiste en novembre 2001, alors que le groupe s'appelle encore les Rejects.
Peu après, il devient leur frontman et le groupe change son nom pour Murderdolls.
Murderdolls sortent leur premier EP, Right to Remain Violent, peu de temps avant de sortir l'album Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls sorti le 20 août 2002 (lineup : Wednesday 13 (chant, basse), Joey Jordison (guitare rythmique, basse, batterie, choeur), Tripp Eisen (lead guitare, choeur)).
Plus tard la même année, le groupe est rejoint par le bassiste Eric Griffin et le batteur Ben Graves, et Tripp Eisen est remplacé par Acey Slade après qu'il ait quitté Murderdolls pour retourner dans son groupe principal, Static-X.
Le 17 janvier 2004, Murderdolls jouent leur dernier concert avant de démarrer un hiatus d'une durée indéfinie.
Deux mois plus tard, aux côtés des membres de Death Becomes You, Wednesday 13 fait une tournée solo, le Graveyard A Go-Go tour, au Royaume-Uni.
Après la tournée, il retourne en Caroline du Nord afin de trouver des musiciens permanents avec lesquels il se produirait en tant que Wednesday 13.
Son premier album, Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead, sort en avril 2005.
La même année, Wednesday 13 et Rayen Belchere forment un groupe d'outlaw country appelé Bourbon Crow.
Le premier album du groupe, Highway to Hangovers, est dédié à Johnny Cash et Waylon Jennings, et sort en 2006.
En novembre 2008, Wednesday 13 sort son premier live album, Fuck It, We'll Do It Live. L'album est enregistré pendant son concert au Crocodile Rock à Allentown, Pennsylvanie, le 18 juillet 2008.
En 2009, il se joint à Todd Youth pour former Gunfire 76, un groupe de glam metal. Plus tard la même année, ils sortent l'album Casualties & Tragedies.
En 2010, Wednesday 13 et Joey Jordison annoncent qu'ils vont travailler sur un nouvel album des Murderdolls ensemble. Le dit album, Women and Children Last, sort en août 2010 et comporte une performance de Mick Mars. Durant la tournée de promotion de l'album, Murderdolls font la première partie de plusieurs artistes comme Guns N' Roses, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, et Alice Cooper (lineup durant la tournée : Wednesday 13 (chant), Roman Surman (lead guitare, choeur), Joey Jordison (guitare rythmique, choeur), Jack Tankersley (basse), Racci Shay (batterie)).
Le groupe se sépare définitivement en 2011.
au fil des années, Wednesday 13 continue de travailler en tant qu'artiste solo et il sort son sixième album studio, Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague, en janvier 2015 (lineup : Wednesday 13 (chant, guitare), Roman Surman (guitare, choeur), Jack Tankersley (guitare, choeur), Troy Doebbler (basse, choeur), Jason West (batterie)).
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Wednesday 13 ! ]

Joseph Poole of Wednesday 13 performs on stage during Soundwave 2012 at the Sydney Showground on February 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Joseph Poole of Wednesday 13 performs on stage during Soundwave 2012 at the Sydney Showground on February 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Electric Ballroom (2-12-11) - credit:  Suzanne on flickr.com

Wednesday 13, Electric Ballroom (2-12-11) - credit: Suzanne on flickr.com

Wednesday 13 - credit: Rock All Photography

Wednesday 13 - credit: Rock All Photography

Wednesday 13 - ©2013 Maureen Van Mortis Photography

Wednesday 13 - ©2013 Maureen Van Mortis Photography

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13 by zeldam on DeviantArt

Wednesday 13 by zeldam on DeviantArt

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls - kerrang photo Paul Harris

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls - kerrang photo Paul Harris

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

Wednesday 13, Murderdolls

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