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Joe5150
04.23.02, 01:13 PM
From http://www.theatomicpunks.com

Brian Young on Tour with David Lee Roth. Russ Parrish steps up to play the
part of Ed

Posted By: [The Band] on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 @ 1:39 AM

Almost everyone knows by now that Brian is David Lee Roth's new guitar
player. It is true and it is official. Brian's last show with the Atomic
Punks will be May 4th at the Whiskey. So please come out to celebrate with
us while we congratulate Brian and party at the Whiskey.

The Story:
When Brian first told us the news that he had got a call from David Lee Roth
to come down and try out for the guitar spot, our hearts sank to the ground.
We knew once David Lee Roth got to hear Brian play and get to know him, he
would hire him on the spot. Sure enough that is exactly what happened. At
first Brian was only going to be doing a few shows with David Lee. But as
soon as David Lee and Sammy became friends and decided to go and tour the
world together everything changed. Brian did not want to leave the band he
has been with for 3 years and we didn't want to lose one our best friends
and band mate. How can you turn down playing with the guy you are a tribute
to? You can't say no and you shouldn't. Touring the world is one thing, but
becoming rich and doing it with David Lee Roth is pretty fucking cool.

So now we have to find a guitar player to fill Brian's shoes.
Well, we didn't have to look far. Russ Parrish has been our bass player for
almost a year now. He really is a guitar player, he just learned how to play
the bass so he could jam with the Punks have fun and make money. So now we
are so please to officially announce:
Replacing Brian on guitar for the Atomic Punks will be
Russ Parrish

About Russ:
If you have ever seen Metalshop Russ plays the part of Rachette.
Russ played guitar for Rob Halford's first solo band "Fight." He also played
with Jeff Pilson from Dokken solo band called "War & Peace"
Russ was a student and a teacher at G.I.T.
He is a fun loving gifted guitar player and he is ready to show all our
friends out there how well he can do the part of Eddie Van Halen. This guy
is an amazing guitar player and is ready to step up to the plate and be our
new home run hitter.

Here is an interview with Russ from Metalsludge:
http://www.metal-sludge.com/20QuestionsRussParrish.htm

On Bass Guitar:
We are so pleased to welcome back Joe Lester on bass. Most of you remember
Joe from previous shows. Joe played all of our out of town shows until he
went on tour with Stevie Nick with his original band "California."
Now that Russ has moved back to guitar Joe is back to rock some VH with us!!

To all our friends out there please join us an come celebrate Van Halen with
the Punks!

twonabomber
04.23.02, 01:26 PM
damn. the Atomic Punks are DLR's "farm team." need a guitar player? call da Punks, take theirs...

Elwood P.
04.24.02, 05:17 AM
Yeah, but is this a permanent lineup change? Dave will only be out with Sammy for a month or 2. What happens then? Does Brian go back to the Punks? If so it'll be a bummer not to see him anymore. Dave doesn't exactly tour non-stop anymore.

DLR'sCock
04.24.02, 06:29 AM
Touring the world and becoming rich???? I guess DLR's gig pays pretty well....

Poundcock
04.24.02, 07:49 AM
Looks like the Sam and Dave tour is gonna be big!

World tour ??

:cool: :cool:

Vince G.
04.25.02, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Elwood P.:
Yeah, but is this a permanent lineup change? Dave will only be out with Sammy for a month or 2. What happens then? Does Brian go back to the Punks? If so it'll be a bummer not to see him anymore. Dave doesn't exactly tour non-stop anymore.Yes. From what Ralph told me a month ago, Brian WILL return to his usual slot as their guitarist.

Elwood P.
04.25.02, 09:52 AM
Cool!

Vince G.
04.25.02, 12:46 PM
Of course, stuff might change. You never know.

The Punks have their original bassist back, who, in my opinion, isn't anywhere as good as Russ, who stepped up to take Brian's spot.

Joe5150
04.25.02, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by Vince G.:
Of course, stuff might change. You never know.

The Punks have their original bassist back, who, in my opinion, isn't anywhere as good as Russ, who stepped up to take Brian's spot.Dude,

How many times did you see the Punks with Joe Lester on Bass?

I think Joe is the best of the three Punk bass players that I have seen (since '95).

If my memory is correct, I think he left the Punks in the Summer of 1997. (He also used to play in the disco tribute band with Ralph. Back then, they used to do the disco band five nights per week.)

I'm curious to see how Russ handles lead.

Fabulous Shadow aka VHL
04.25.02, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Vince G.

Yes. From what Ralph told me a month ago, Brian WILL return to his usual slot as their guitarist.

That was the original plan, but that has since changed....

[ April 25, 2002 at 02:30 PM: Message edited by: Fabulous Shadow aka VHL ]</p>

Fabulous Shadow aka VHL
04.25.02, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Joe5150:

I'm curious to see how Russ handles lead.

Russ kicks ass and he's a lil hottie to boot!

Elwood P.
04.25.02, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by Fabulous Shadow aka VHL:
Originally posted by Vince G.

Yes. From what Ralph told me a month ago, Brian WILL return to his usual slot as their guitarist.

That was the original plan, but that has since changed....So Brian won't be back?

Vince G.
04.26.02, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Fabulous Shadow aka VHL:
That was the original plan, but that has since changed....See? What'd I say? Damn! That blows. Brian is THE man for the spot. Far and away a much better guitarist than Bart Walsh.

That really blows. If Brian is smart, he'll speak with Bart before he leaves with Dave. I love Dave and all, but I think we all know how he can be at times.

lefthandtapper
04.27.02, 04:22 PM
so didnt bart walsh come from atomic , punks and where did he go.
bart walsh or washburn.
did he go to branson missouri and make country

Joe5150
04.27.02, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by lefthandtapper:
so didnt bart walsh come from atomic , punks and where did he go.
bart walsh or washburn.
did he go to branson missouri and make countryYes, Bart Walsh came from The Atomic Punks. He started The Atomic Punks. He was DLR's lead guitarist from 1999 up until about a month ago. Bart did spend some time in Nashville a year or two ago. Originally from North Carolina, Bart is living in Los Angeles. You can check-out his web site at http://www.BartWalsh.com

Blind Willie Loons
04.30.02, 09:32 AM
Row F fo the mighty Punks--can't wait fo dat jive sho nuff!!!!!! graemlins/devil.gif graemlins/devil.gif graemlins/bounce.gif

Werewolf She Said

[ April 30, 2002 at 10:32 AM: Message edited by: Blind Willie Loons ]</p>

Canyon Carver
04.30.02, 03:29 PM
I'm gonna miss Brian.
I don't know how good the other guy is, but he;s got big shoes to fill, plus he's got short hair, and doesn't look the part at all...

We'll have to see.

Joe5150
04.30.02, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Canyon Carver:
I'm gonna miss Brian.
I don't know how good the other guy is, but he;s got big shoes to fill, plus he's got short hair, and doesn't look the part at all...

We'll have to see.Canyon Carver,
I thought the same thing but click on the Metal Sludge link in the 1st post above to get a better perspective of Russ' rockin' and long-hair resume'. He's also the lead guitarist in Metal Shop (Danger Kitty), the other band with Ralph Saenz.

[ April 30, 2002 at 04:37 PM: Message edited by: Joe5150 ]</p>

Stuff No More
05.01.02, 06:13 AM
Brian gets called up to the Big Leagues, they shift Russ from shortstop to first base, and Joe is called up from AA.

Sheesh!

EDIT: typos

[ May 01, 2002 at 07:13 AM: Message edited by: Stuff No More ]</p>