After five months of vacationing silence in Cape Cod following a violent outburst at South by Southwest, Ben Weasel has opened the doors to Weasel Manor to inform his fans that the band is alive, well, and ready to get back at it come October.
Though former band members, Dan Schafer, Adam Cargin, Justin Perkins, and Drew Fredrichsen are no longer amongst the Weasel ranks, Ben Weasel has issued a long awaited response regarding the fallout from the band’s now fabled SXSW show in which the lead singer struck two females over some thrown ice.
Despite apologizing for his actions at the show, which he still retains as honest and sincere, Ben Weasel has claimed the band never broke up; instead he fired the others members on the spot after receiving their press release via email. For Ben, it was only a matter of time, rest, and relaxation before he hired on their replacements.
So to reiterate, the band never split up for a second; I merely pink-slipped the dead weight and methodically replaced them with the meanest, leanest lineup of stand-up mofos I could find, claimed Ben Weasel on his site.
For Weasel fans, the news can only be reassuring that regardless of the past, Screeching Weasel has a live future ahead.
Oh yeah – for those who aren’t aware, Screeching Weasel is playing Reggie’s in Chicago on October 29th, wrote Ben Weasel on his site.
Coming as his self proclaimed, “independence day,” Ben Weasel has organized his triumphant return to the stage promising the show of shows to witness for Weasel fans eager to see the band back at it, Ben’s own Carnival of Schadenfreude. Accompanied by the film crew of the Screeching Weasel Movie and the Queers, Ben Weasel is rested and ready to resurrect Screeching Weasel like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Austin, Texas for his loyal fans.
Now somebody go get me my fucking microphone and let’s get this thing going, said Ben Weasel on his site.