EW goes 3-Dimensional
January 14, 2007
Stockholm—Early Witches frontman "Publius" along with bandmate Ranger Rick just inked a major international deal to land Swedish rock legend Shot Gunnar as a band member. Gunnar, also known as "The Shotgun" has been
barred from entering the U.S. since 1997 when Gunnar caused the death of fellow Swedish rocker Yngwie Malmsteen in a "Shred-Showdown" at the notorious CBGB nightclub. Reportedly, the contest was to see who was the greatest Nordic soloist. A few minutes into his first solo, Gunnar's massive riffs destroyed Malmsteen.
U.S. authorities are allowing the return of Gunnar on the condition that he not "shred." To that end, Gunnar has agreed to play bass guitar for EW; the larger strings should prevent Gunnar from launching into any deadly arpeggios. The band is already in the studio recording their follow up album. Release of the first new single is expected within a month.