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Alex Kane

Alex Kane (2002, 2018)

Alex Kane was not a true member of the Murderdolls but did join the band on stage in 2002 to replace Eric as he had to deal with a personal family issue.

In 2018 for the one night show dedicated to the late Ben Graves. Alex took up the guitar to play to the dedication to the late Ben.

Alex played in a band called AntiProduct with Ben.

Alex Kane on the far left playing that the Murderdolls tribute to Ben Graves. 

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Dave Musselman

Dave Musselman (2009 – 2010)

Dave Mussleman joined the touring band for Gunfire’76 in 2009 as a second guitar player to play along with Roman Surman. Dave came from Jet Black Stare, he was replaced with Jack Tankersley in 2010.

Dave Musselman is located on the left middle beside Roman Surman

Dave Musselman on the left in 2009

Jason Trioxin

Jason Trioxin (2008 – 2010 )

Jason Trioxin (aka Jason Heveran ), J-Sin came from his own horror punk band named Mister Monster. He  joined Wednesday 13 as a guitarist during the Skeletons tour to replace Jamie Hoover and can be seen and heard on the CD/DVD Fuck it , We’ll do it Live.

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Jason was replaced by Jack Tankersley in 2010 and then continued as back to his own band Mister Monster .

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Jason Trioxin

In  December 2018 it was announced by Wednesday 13 and his wife that Jason passed away due to a heart attack.

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(Jason Trioxin on the left in the back)

 

 

 

 

Sydney

Sydney (1997 – 1998 )

Syndney also known as Sik Sydney joined the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 after leaving Apparatus.

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Sydney

He joined the band as the fourth member and the second guitar player for the band. He was asked to join the group when Abby Normal left and they recorded their second record Night of the Living Drag Queens.

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(Sydney on the far left in group shot)

Syndey finished the tour in support of the record but left right after and Wednesday 13 decided to leave the band as a trio again. Sik Sydney then went on with Anna Donia.

(Sydney live without the wig era in 97)

Syndey can be seen also in the box set called Little Box of Horrors on the live DVD called The Transvestite Chainsaw Massacre: Live ’98.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Tankersley

Jack Tankersley (2010  – Present)

Jack Tankersley joined Wednesday 13  first as a member of Gunfire’76 as he replaced Dave Musselman on guitar in 2010. When the Murderdolls needed a bassist to help support the Women and Children Last tour in 2010. He left Bullets and Octane and joined the band and finished the tour. When the band disbanded he joined Wednesday 13 on his solo efforts as a guitarist.

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Jack was involved in 2011 recording and touring of Calling All Corpses and finished that tour.

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He also was part of the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012, The Dixie Dead was recorded and toured in 2013, Undead Unplugged as he played guitar.

 

(Jack Tankersley on the left during Undead Unplugged)

Monster of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague in 2015 was recorded and he toured yet again with the band.

Jack continued with the band in 2017 by being the guitarist for the band during the recording of Condolences and did the supporting tour for that CD.

 

(Jack Tankersley during the Condolences era)

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set.

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

Much like Roman Surman, Jack Tankersley has been a solid member of Wednesday 13 for sometime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Surman

Roman Surman (2006 – Present)

Roman Surman was a long time time guitar tech for Wednesday 13 before he joined him in 2006 in the Bourbon Crow project. H was also involved in assitanting in the short video called Weirdo A-Go-Go in 2008.

In 2009 he joined Wednesday 13 in his glam metal project called Gunfire 76. He was part of the band and recorded and toured for the record Casualties and Tragedies and did the First Blood Tour.

(Roman during Gunfire’76 project)

In 2010 Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 decided to bring back Murderdolls and Roman was asked to be a supporting guitarist for that tour also for Women and Children Last.  After the band broke up Wednesday 13 decided to Roman had become a major guitarist in his recordings so he added him to his solo projects.

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Wednesday 13 next record was called Calling All Corpses in which Roman was also part of the record and tour. He was also involved in the EP Spook and Destroy.

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In 2011 he toured with the Wednesday 13 band and has been a member since. He was involved also in The Dixie Dead record and tour,

 

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Also recorded and toured for the Undead Unplugged tour.

In 2015 Wednesday 13 released his first non horror solo record called Monsters of the Universe : Come on Out and Plague. He wrote Planet Eater: Interstellar 187 which was the first time that someone on one of Wednesday 13’s records was involved in the writing process.

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(Roman during the Monsters Tour 2015)

Roman continued with Wednesday 13 with the recording of Condolences in 2017 and once again held the reign of the main guitarist of the band for that tour.

(Roman and W13 during Condolences era)

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set. That night Shelly proposed to Roman in drag.

(Roman and Shelley)

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

Wednesday 13 has said it before that Roman Surman is like a brother and he uses him as the man to listen to songs and tracks and correct him as second ear for his music. Roman is still a current member of the Wednesday 13 band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt “Piggy D” Montgomery

Matt “Piggy D”  Montgomery (2004 – 2007)

Piggy D first joined Wednesday 13 when he was doing his Graveyard A Go-Go tour when he had a fallen out with past guitarist Ikky. Piggy D continued to be part of the band when Look What the Bats Dragged in tour took off in Europe.

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When in 2005 Wednesday 13 decided that the solo gig was going to expand into new material, record and tour Piggy D was part of the band to fill in the guitar slot.  He was part of the recording for Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead  record and the whole tour.

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(Piggy D involved in Wednesday 13 during the first few tours)

in 2006 Wednesday 13 released his second record Fang Bang and again Piggy D was part of that record and part of that tour. After that tour Piggy D decided to join Rob Zombie’s band and was involved in his new recordings and replaced by Eric Griffon.

 

 

Rayen “Kid Kid” Belchere

Rayen “Kid Kid” Belchere ( 1995/ 2005- 2006 / 2006 –  Present)

In the Early 90s (around 95) Rayen fronted a punk band named Silly Scream. The band went through a few members and even released a CD but this is when Rayen first met Wednesday 13 as he joined as a guitarist to the band before Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. After the band broke up Wednesday left to create The Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 and Raylen went on to create Lunatic Candy Kreep.

After Wednesday 13 did the Graveyard A Go-Go tour he decided he needed to do a new record and make it his own. Wednesday 13 started to write new material and started to record Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead .

He picked up bassist Kid Kid (Rayen) for the tour and had him help out with the back vocals and some of the bass pieces. Kid Kid did the whole tour to support the record including playing Download Festival and opening for Alice Cooper.

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(Kid Kid during the Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead era (far left in band pic))

Kid Kid was also involved in the recording process of the second record called Fang Bang but was replaced by past Murderdoll guitarist Eric Griffon.

After the Fang Bang record Kid Kid decided to go back to his own real name Rayne Belchere. Wednesday 13 did not stop working with him there as they created the old country project called Bourbon Crow together. They took on the persona of Buck Bourbon and Jessie Crow.

In 2006 they released their first record called Highway to Hangovers but they could not tour for it as Wednesday 13 was involved in a car wreck but in 2009 they did the second record and did support for it called Long Way to the Bottom.

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(Jessie Crow (Rayen Belchere) and Buck Burbon (Wednesday 13) Bourbon Crow)

In 2015 Bourbon Crow decided to do a kickstarter for money for their third record called Off the Wagon on the Rocks and did a tour to support the band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Griffin

Eric Griffin (2002 – 2004 / 2006-2007 / 2018)

Eric Griffin was influenced by KISS and Motley Crue and was playing a in a band with Ben Graves called Synical before being asked to  join the Murdersdolls. Tripp Eisen picked up both of the players to join the band and even though Eric preferred guitar he came in as a bassist. Eric Griffin was best known for his Nikki Sixx look from the Shout at the Devil era.

When Eric joined the band the record was already complete for Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. But Griffin toured all over the world with the Murderdolls; Japan, United States, United Kingdom, etc. and found success with the band, featuring in promotional videos for “Dead in Hollywood“, “White Wedding” and “Love at First Fright“.

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(Eric Griffin during the Murderdolls era)

In 2004 when the Murderdolls decided to take a break was the last time Eric was in the band.

Wednesday 13 in  2006 for the Fang Bang tour called Eric to play guitar for the support of that record to replace Piggy D. Eric did a huge chunk of the tour and that was the last time that Eric played with Wednesday 13.

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(Eric Griffin during the support of Fang Bang)

August 2018 due to the death of past drummer Ben Graves, W13, Acey Slade and Eric Griffin did a one night partial Murderdolls reunion in honor of Ben.