Trixter drummer claims some members have no desire to put the band back together
TRIXTER drummer Mark “Gus” Scott says no progress has been made in his desire to reform the group.
Both TRIXTER guitarist Steve brown and bassist PJ Farley criticized Scott in recent interviews, with Steve saying the drummer is on the “beyond belief” list with the rest of the band, while PJ compared to being in a group with Brand to own a disobedient dog. “Sometimes you leave the dog off the leash and he runs right in the middle of the street – not good,” he said.
Asked in a new interview with “The spectacle of Ragni bay” to take stock of his apparent quarrel with his groupmates, Scott said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I hate to say it, there really hasn’t been any change since the last time we spoke. I haven’t spoken to PJ Where Steve at all. There was no activity to successfully rebuild the group. And to be honest with you, while my skirmish with these guys may be more famous, there are unfortunately more layers to the issue between us. It involves the whole group, in terms of the seriousness of playing and things like that or where they prioritize that thing. But it’s neither here nor there. I think overall there isn’t a deep desire on the part of some people to really put it back. And this is the greatest shame of all. And I think that’s also the biggest obstacle for me to even want to reach out. Which sounds terrible. Honestly, as a friend this is something that I have struggled with myself. Whether he pissed me off or that I pissed him off is somewhat irrelevant. These kinds of things should take a back seat to anything we’ve accomplished together, and it should always be a priority. So at some point I have to believe that I’m going to crack and at least scream and say hello. It’s stupid that it got this far, and I’m to blame myself, too. But no, in terms of making progress, unfortunately, no, there hasn’t been any. I think the biggest problem is that there are people out there who really don’t care or just don’t want to do it at the level it takes to want put it back together. And that’s the biggest shame for everyone, I think. Ultimately that’s what bothers me the most, I think. “
Scott also touched on the various projects some of the others TRIXTER members are involved, including Farleythe current passage of FOZZY and both Brown‘sand Farleycollaboration with Eric Martin from Mr. BIG.
“I think the main reason I don’t reach out [and] why a bigger effort wasn’t put on anyone’s part is that these guys came out with all these other projects, doing all these other things, and they didn’t care TRIXTER first? ”he said.“ They didn’t believe there was at least a potential… like the idea of us going back to Japan. Oh, what a horrible idea that would be. Oh, it couldn’t be successful if we did something like that. The idea of really approaching this situation with a certain frame of mind is the part that kills me the most. In fact, you don’t see the potential or don’t have the desire for it. Even if we didn’t have the potential, I love music so much, I would do it for nothing; I would pay someone to take the stage. Whereas they – apparently – do not have this desire at all. And which I find exponentially more inexcusable – that is perhaps the best way to put it – at least for me. I think it hurts even more. It’s, like, why wouldn’t you wanna do that? This is what we have lived for; that’s why we would have killed. So I guess this is perhaps the biggest question that remains unanswered. And that’s the kind of stuff these guys never wanted to sit down and talk about, even during the good times, even when we were there doing it. There’s an elusive quotient to all of this, man, because some people haven’t been up to it either. But at the end of the day, it’s desire. I think it’s the only quotient that hasn’t really… It’s the biggest festering wound. And even above fraternity and all that, that’s the part that forbids progress. “
One year ago, Scott Recount Waste time with Jason Green that “there were always two camps inside [TRIXTER]. It wasn’t always as bad as it is today. rock [Loran, vocals] and I have always been very close, and PJ and Steve were always very close. I mean, we were all collectively very, very close. We were a family, and that’s not hogwash; this is for real. We literally grew up together. PJ, aged 15 and 16, drove my car because I wanted him to pass his driving test. At this level, man. I’ve known these guys for over 35 years. So we’ve been through a lot and we’ve been through things all over the world, things that people will never know. So we’ve been through some very, very highs and very, very low all together. We each know deep and dark secrets about each other. And this is something beautiful – it really is. And, unfortunately, more recently it has gotten uglier. “
About what Brown is “angry” with him for, Scott Said: “It stems from something, I think, that started a long time ago. And it was unresolved shit that just got worse and worse and then got out of hand. It started small in a sense. where there were two ideologies within the band about how to run the band. When we got opportunities like we did the second time around… When we first went out [after our comeback], we did three shows in one year; I think the following year we did five. When you have 52 weekends and [you’re plotting] a big comeback and the press is favorable and people throw recording deals at you and you hit # 56 on itunes, the idea of playing 20 shows in a year, to me it just seemed like an opportunity to hit that nobody else really wanted to share the idea. This is where I think it started, and no one wanted to talk about it. This is a problem – in any Business.
“It got to a point where I took action, and I was a bit of a jerk about it,” he admitted. “But my actions certainly prompted action. And it kind of caught him behind the back, and he got really mad at me.”
Scott Recount Waste time with Jason Green that he had “hesitated to give all the details” of his disagreement with Brown, but asserted that “there was a dictatorial attitude which [Steve] had, and he wasn’t exactly seated on the throne. And I think he took offense at the idea that I hit his position, and it took him a little short-sighted. “
He was asked if he recognizes that he may have done something to rub himself Brown the wrong direction, Scott said, “I’m going to go so far as to say one hundred percent. I really pissed him off, but it sure wasn’t without prompting. I didn’t just wake up one day and say, ‘You know what? Fuck him. And that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll take an ax and chop his car. No he [had built up] over a long period of time. Everyone avoided the idea of having a conversation about it. I mean, if you’re going to run a chewing gum stand, you all have to agree on how much chewing gum you’re going to sell, what you’re going to sell it for, and how often you’re going to sell it. And having four guys who own a gum stand and can’t agree on the price of gum and how often they’re going to sell it, those are pretty big issues. “
Since the reunion, TRIXTER released two studio albums via Borders Music Srl – the years 2012 “New audio machine” and 2015 “The human era”.
Scott celebrated the 30th anniversary of TRIXTERis the biggest MTV to hit, “Give it to me well”, releasing a solo version of the song in May 2020.
TRIXTER has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan in support of his five major label releases. They have performed live in arenas and amphitheatres with crowds of up to 35,000 people, appearing with rock superstars like TO KISS, SCORPIO, POISON, TED NUGENT, NIGHT GUARD, CINDERELLA, TWISTED SISTER, DOKKEN, TO GUARANTEE, BIG WHITE and CHAMBER OF FIRE.