Angry to reform the Tatts
AUSTRALIAN ROCKERS Rose Tattoo look set to reform early next year for a series of dates in support of a new solo album from their former singer Angry Anderson, according to sources within Anderson’s Australian record company, Mushroom.
Anderson has been working under Beau Hill (Ratt/Winger producer) at Los Angeles’ Enterprise Studios and is expected to finish his comeback album by the middle of this month. He is recording there with session musicians and it’s unclear if he will attempt to bring together the original Tatts line-up or simply trade under the moniker himself.
Rose Tattoo — known for rootsy blues-based songs like ‘Bad Boy For Love’ ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw’ and ‘We Can’t Be Beaten’— are listed as major influences by acts like Guns N’ Roses and Faster Pussycat. They originally formed in 1976 and have gone through almost 20 members since then!
Kerrang! has been also told that a booking under the name “Rose Tattoo” has already been made at at least one club in Sydney, and that other Australian dates are “locked in” for a tour Down Under in January and February.
“Rose Tattoo’s reformation was brought up at our fast promotions meeting that they were planning to get back together and do some dates,” said Mayhem’s Mushroom Records source.
Anderson is thought to be on the verge of signing a lucrative deal with Atlantic and has become something of a cult figure during his three months n Los Angeles.
He recently joined Aussie emigres the Angels and AxI Rose onstage at the Whiskey for a rousing recital of the Tatts’ classic ‘Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’Roll), the tune often covered by Guns N’Roses,
An official announcement from Anderson’s management on the reformatian is due within two weeks. Further details as they come to hand. STEVE MASCORD
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