Slaughter comes to Smugglers Run in Wyandotte, Michigan this coming Saturday, but first, Mark Slaughter talked to me. It’s been a while since Mark’s been on Talkin’ Rock, so it was great to get him on to talk about everything they have going on.
He told me about the band, along with Dana Strum and Jeff “Blando” they’re bringing drummer, Jordon Cannata. He’s the young gun in he band as Mark explained. “What a great player! Young kid, he was born….on the day that our first record was put out.” He talked about the many times Slaughter has played the Detroit area, including his first time through the Motor City with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. “We did two nights with Alice Cooper, this is in 1986, where we opened up and played Hell Night and Halloween, opening for Alice Cooper.” Those shows were at the legendary Cobo Hall.
He mentioned some possible new music coming down the pike. “It doesn’t take us long to write the songs, it’s just about getting us in the same room.” We talked about drummer Blas Elias “Blas is and always will be a big part of the band.” We talked about a possible upcoming bio-pic and what he’s discovered that will be a part of that.
He talks about his life in Tennessee and why he’s there. He told a crazy story about a trip to Lima, Peru earlier this year. That story is nuts! Oh, and bodyguards ripping seats out of rental cars…yeah, you read that right.
See you guys at the show this Saturday! Watch the interview below.