Rap/metal pioneers STUCK MOJO reunited for a special concert last night (Friday, December 26) at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The band's lineup for the show included Rich "The Duke" Ward on guitar, Bonz on vocals, Corey Lowery on bass and Frank Fontsere on drums. This marked the first time Rich, Bonz, Corey and Frank have shared the stage since 1998.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
Bonz was dismissed from STUCK MOJO in July 2006 over the frontman's alleged substance-abuse issues which, according to a statement from Ward at the time, "affect[ed] [Bonz's live] performance," in the process "transform[ing] a guy we loved into someone that no one in the band wanted to be around." Ward added: "To gamble the band's future on someone who is the source of such instability is not an option anymore." Bonz was eventually replaced by Lord Nelson.
STUCK MOJO in 2010 parted ways with Austria's Napalm Records, the label that released the band's last two albums, 2007's "Southern Born Killers" (originally made available in 2005 as a free download) and 2008's "The Great Revival".
STUCK MOJO's 2010 "Here Comes The Monster" tour of Europe featured Lord Nelson on the mic, Ward on guitar, Sean Delson on bass and Fontsere on drums.
BONZ — the new band featuring Bonz and former PRIMER 55 guitarist/bassist Curt Taylor — will release its debut album, "Broken Silence", in February 2015 through a unique joint venture between Eternal Sound Records (Germany) and Pavement Entertainment (USA). Pavement will release the album in North America and Eternal Sound will cover the rest of the world. The CD features guest appearances by several musicians, including original PRIMER 55 vocalist Jason "J-Sin" Luttrell and guitar virtuoso Mike Martin (ex-STUCK MOJO, FOZZY).