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Important... The more things change...

Post by Frank Marino » Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:42 pm

They say, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

This has certainly proven itself true countless times throughout the existence of Mahogany Rush, in all it's formations.

But, this time, it's a reality that will no doubt cause quite a bit of turbulence within our plans for this album and any immediate touring.

The fact is that, unbeknownst to me in advance and completely unexpectedly, our current drummer has recently informed me that he has taken a gig with another group... the type of group which is, in the opinion of many that I know, a very generic poser-band.

No sooner had we appeared at the radio launch of the new CD, when I was informed of this almost the very next day. Needless to say I was stunned, as was the record company, our friends, our crew and everyone else that had put so much hope, time, effort, and energy (including all of you supporters) into making RealLIVE! the hope for the coming months and possibly years. Moreover I felt it was a very unfortunate situation, and I am greatly disappointed and disheartened.

But, as many of you know, I've been through this sort of thing before, where the best-laid-plans get a monkey-wrench thrown into them where Mahogany Rush is concerned... Remember the Strange Dreams thing, where we waited twelve years to get on the radio in a meaningful way and, just when we did, the record company had a falling out with us? And there have been countless other disappointments of this nature over the years. I call this the "undertow". So, this only makes us stronger in the long run, as it has in the past. It just takes a bit of patience.

So it has come to the point that, just as we should have been getting ready to tour, with real record company support (imagine that!), real managerial support, genuine fan support, great initial reviews and everything finally falling into place, I suddenly find myself looking for a new drummer again. However, once I find one (and I assure you that I will), everything will go back to "normal". But, for the time being, this will result in a bit of a delay. I'm hoping it will only be a matter of a few weeks delay, not more. We have to find the right guy with the right attitude, because attitude is usually more important than anything else, in my opinion, especially now.

I apologize about this, to all the fans who have supported us and have waited for us to finally come out, and I apologize to the record company who have shown immense support for us, like I haven't seen in years. But I will make this happen, and I'm confident that we'll be able to look back on this as a minor setback. I've already seen and spoken to about 6 or 7 guys, and things are looking good.

Quite often the things one hopes and works for in life sometimes turn into mud, and usually for the worst of reasons. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would have done whatever I could have done to avert it but, as it is, it was decided without my input. But, even so, I think that it's probably for the best in the long run anyway for everybody concerned.

Once again, Mahogany Rush will have to get back to the grindstone, work hard and re-emerge stronger than before, God willing.

Hey, you know what they say, "Whatever doesn't kill me only makes me stronger."

Thanks for your understanding...

Frank
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re: Important... The more things change...

Post by Wild Willy » Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:21 pm

I knew it was you Fredo :moon
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Post by stick » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:23 am

These kind of things only happen to the people that can handle it Frank, and your the man!
Good luck, somebody out there must want to tour with the best.


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Post by OneEyeRed » Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:51 am

Man frank I thought I had the worst luck around as of late sorry to hear this. Well as you fully know everything happens for a reason and purpose, people come and go in our lives for specific time periods and places, events etc. I would only hope you and Timm Beiry were still close as I see no other drummer next to Ayoub who had the magic with you. I hope you can truly find a worth replacement.

On another note there is this guy named Shane Gaalaas who I saw and briefly spoke to who was drumming for Michael Schenker on the unforgiven tour. He also plays alot with Jeff Kollman and is currently with him in Cosmosquad. If this guy is free Frank no BS, take a look at him. He is one of the most powerful drummer's I have seen in a very, very long time. It takes alot for a drummer to get my blood flowing and seeing this guy live was as good as seeing Schenker play. If you can reach him and I know you can it doesn't hurt to check him out in all honesty. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain with this guy. He is one of the best drummer's I have personally seen in many years.

Regardless I wish you the best as always in all you do and await your magnificent return to the Motor City!

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Post by Mukesh (Mak) Makwana » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:20 pm

Frank,on a lighter subject anychance of playing the drums(well you are drummer!)and the guitar as well :shock: ,just a thought buddy and i don't mean in the studio :D -OH NO WILLIE GONNA ZAP ME
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Post by Lyra » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:26 pm

Mukesh (Mak) Makwana wrote:Frank,on a lighter subject anychance of playing the drums(well you are drummer!)and the guitar as well :shock: ,just a thought buddy and i don't mean in the studio :D -OH NO WILLIE GONNA ZAP ME
Drums and guitar at the same time?????
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Post by ZoSo » Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:43 am

Lyra wrote:Drums and guitar at the same time?????
Never heared before :shock: :winky
Maybe good guitar players are easier to find than good drummers...

So how about a tour behind the drums... :lol:

I'm sure there are lots of voluntary guitar players here to join Mahogany Rush... :lol:
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Post by jnf » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:27 am

Frank,

I too agree that you should take a look at Shane Gaalaas if he is available. I saw him with Schenker in Seattle, but more importantly with Vinnie Moore opening 4 Schenker. Ther shared the same rhythm section. Shane knows how to follow flow really well and is one dynamic musician. Him and Barry Sparks made for one of the best rhythm sections I have ever seen. I believe both these names have been involved with Uli Jon Roth as well if memory serves. Anyway, best of luck replacing Josh.
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Post by Dave Hall » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:27 am

Frank, I hope your drummer situation has panned out by now. I noticed this is a thread from nov., so hopfully the holidays were filled with a new energy within your band. Life is always a test, but the timing on this one...
Your last drummer sounds like he made a very "Young " decision. I've had this happen several times to me, and as confusing as it was at the time, I look back and see a positive each time...
I'm looking forward to hearing the new addition, and being a drummer for 40 of my 41 years of life, I know how lucky and fortunate your last drummer was. I'm sure he'll look back someday and think about how special that time in his life was, and what could have been...
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Post by metallic » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:30 am

Any word on a replacement drummer?
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Post by Frank Marino » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:52 am

As I've said in another forum, it's sorted out. But I won't announce any particulars unless and until I have some real gigs to go out on. They tell me it'll be soon... but I'm beginning to wonder.
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Post by fatherofseven » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:13 am

Frank Marino wrote:... but I'm beginning to wonder.
:shock: :cry:
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Post by Budgie » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:32 am

This Is my virgin post on the site. I was informed last night that Frank was booked to play in NYC Hope this isn't BS I've been waiting a while....I've seen Mahogany rush 7 times starting in 1977. Always an unforgettable show...
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Post by Gstring » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:20 pm

Hi Budgie,
You might want to check out the Power of Rock and Roll forum.There is a thread about this in there.Welcome to the board.
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Post by swan-song » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:47 pm

frank i have to say i couldn't wait till you got rid of josh fager. some of the best drummers i have ever seen have been sitting behind you.....josh fager i mean tager is not even in your leage......he should stick to flippin burgers.
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Post by mike b » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:20 pm

Budgie wrote:This Is my virgin post on the site. I was informed last night that Frank was booked to play in NYC Hope this isn't BS I've been waiting a while....I've seen Mahogany rush 7 times starting in 1977. Always an unforgettable show...
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Post by Hell's Angel » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:03 am

Budgie wrote:This Is my virgin post on the site. I was informed last night that Frank was booked to play in NYC Hope this isn't BS I've been waiting a while....I've seen Mahogany rush 7 times starting in 1977. Always an unforgettable show...
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