Vocalist Eric Wagner of the Chicago doom legends TROUBLE has posted the following message on his MySpace page:
"Just wanted to say 'hey' and to apologize for not keeping up with all of you on TROUBLE's and my own [MySpace page]. As a matter of fact, I had to blow mine up and start over. I hope that we can all still be friends.
"Please, be patient with me. I'm not very good with computers. I mean, we get along, but I would never go out for a beer with one and besides, it doesn't help matters none that I don't have a computer right now.
"Recently, I visited both sites at a friend's and I found that a lot of you were asking me how I was doin'. I really appreciated it and I started to wonder if there was a reason for your concern or was it just your way of saying 'Hi.'
"The truth is I've been feelin' like shit for a very long time. My mind, body, and soul felt like they were all goin' in different directions. Then one day, I met someone who said they could help me become one again, and for the first time in my life, something is working. I thought that I would turn you on to it if you need so for your very own customized, natural treatment for your mind and body (you'll need God for the soul part),go to this location and take the Nutri-Physical.
"I'm not all the way there yet. My body has some catching up to do, but it's getting better every day. I know that everything is goin' to be okay.
"Wouldn't it be nice if we all started to feel good about ourselves and each other?"
As previously reported, TROUBLE is booking dates for a West Coast tour beginning on May 1 in Las Vegas with a worldwide live Internet broadcast from the Deep Rock Drive studios. The band will be touring in support of its newest release, "Simple Mind Condition", which is scheduled to receive its long-awaited U.S. release in April on the Escapi Music label.
The follow-up to 1995's "Plastic Green Head", "Simple Mind Condition" was produced by Vinny Wojno (KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD) and features vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Chuck Robinson (formerly of THIS TORTURED SOUL).
Escapi Music reissued TROUBLE's classic first two albums, "Psalm 9" (1984) and "The Skull" (1985),on October 24, 2006. Both were digitally remastered and are packed with rare photos and brand new liner notes. "Psalm 9" includes an extremely rare exclusive bonus DVD of a public-access TV performance from 1982. "The Skull" comes with an extremely rare exclusive bonus DVD of a 16-track live performance from 1984.
Watch TROUBLE performing "Assassin" in Cleveland in 2007: