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The Damned - Original Drummer Rejoins

According to Vive Le Rock, original The Damned drummer Rat Scabies has officially rejoined the band. The 68-year-old musician, whose real name is Christopher Millar, last performed with The Damned in 2022 after departing back in 1996.

Rat cooments: "Well, it came about after the reunion shows in October/November 2022. We all had a good time doing them, and then they did the last album, 'Darkadelic', and toured it, and now it's time to do something else. We're still upright and breathing and capable to do it, so seems right time. A lot of punters seem to want to see this lineup, so it's time to do it. We will probably do the best of 'The Black Album' and 'Strawberries' album and chuck in a few other classics. It's another challenge for me doing those songs."

He continued: "I think we're playing Japan and Australia in the New Year, then some festival shows in summer, and then a proper U.K. tour end of 2024. [We are] talking about [doing] three nights at the Roundhouse too, which we have a lot of history with playing there way back with The Troggs and Motörhead and The Adverts.

Band profile: The Damned
Posted: 20.11.2023 by Bad English

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