Acid Bath broke up in 1997 after the unfortunate passing of bassist Audie Pitre. However, this week, the rumor mill began turning about the band reuniting. Drummer Jimmy Kyle posted a message about the band searching for a new vocalist, suggesting that original vocalist Dax Riggs wasn’t interested in singing with a reunited band. Interestingly enough, it turns out he reached out to Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour to try and fill in for vocal duties as well! Guitarist Sammy Duet (who’s now in Goatwhore) has finally spoken up about the rumors, stating that Kyle’s posts were done without the consent of the other band members.
“In response to the post by ‘Acidbath The Bayou Kid’ on June 3rd, 2014, I’d like to clarify a few things: (Drummer) Jimmy Kyle created that post without prior discussion with (guitarist) Mike Sanchez or myself. Acid Bath is not looking for a vocalist. There is no Acid Bath without (late bassist) Audie Pitre, so there will never be ‘new’ Acid Bath material.”
Duet went on to further say that while there would not be any Acid Bath reunions, they were trying to do a tribute band instead.
“Currently, most of the surviving members of Acid Bath — Jimmy, Mike, and myself — have been considering the possibility of doing some shows in the future, as an Acid Bath tribute band, but nothing has been set in stone, and it is still just an idea. Unfortunately, (vocalist) Dax Riggs declines to be a part of such a tribute. We respect Dax and his decision. If we decide to put together an Acid Bath tribute band, the vocalist will be carefully chosen, but it is way too early to discuss choosing a vocalist at this time. I’d like to thank the loyal, diehard Acid Bath fans for their years of support, not just while Acid Bath was together, but for supporting us in all of our individual music projects.”
So the status of Acid Bath currently is that there might be a tribute band. This leaves the question of whether or not Corey Taylor will still be asked to fill in for the tribute, whether other vocalists will also step in, and as of now, if it’s even going to happen. Would you see 60% of Acid Bath?