Wednesday 13 (197666 – Present)
Born on August 12th in 1976(66) under the name of Joseph Poole in Lexington, North Carolina Wednesday 13 came to be. Taking the stage name from the daughter of the Addam’s Family and 13 from the address number of The Munsters and using his influences for music, horror movies, pop culture, G.I Joe and anything dark and campy the man came to be.
In 1992 Wednesday 13 he played guitar in the band Mizery, which later became Psycho Opera and which featured guitarist Abby Normal, drummer Jeff Washam, bassist Michael Patrick, and lead vocalist Todd Cage. Wednesday 13 left the band to form Maniac Spider Trash as lead vocalist, alongside Abby Normal and Michael Patrick joined by Sicko Zero on drums.
Maniac Spider Trash played local bars and the underground scene from 1992 till 1996. At first the band looked like your average high school band but as the music progressed the band started to take on an odd ball look of goth meets cat in the hat. The band recorded an EP called Dumpster Mummies and a full length record called Murder Happy Fairytales until the band disbanded.
In 1996 Wednesday 13 took his image a bit higher when he created his next band called Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13. This band included Maniac Spider Trash’s guitarist and drummer, Abby Normal and Sicko Zero. The band dressed up as drag queens in flowing dresses, wigs and crazy ass make-up. He wrote songs that were surrounded around murder, horror films, pop culture and just damn dark straight satire. While in the band he went through multiple members changes, even some back and forth and released a large collection of records. The Late, Late, Late Show (1996), Night of the Living Drag Queens (1998), Songs from the Recently Deceased (2000), Viva Las Violence (2001) and a couple of after collections like 6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence (2004) and Little Box of Horrors (2006). The stage presence of the band was normally dark, weird and a tad creepy. From the early stages of the live sets with chickens, dolls and Halloween decorations playing in small underground venues. The horror punk band would be jumping all over the stage during their presence.
The band officially broke up in 2001 – 2002 when he decided to calls the project quits and joined The Rejects. But he did rejoin the band again 2006 and then called it quits again in 2007.
In 2001 Wednesday 13 got asked to join as a bassist to a new band called The Rejects. He changed his name at the time to Wednesday 6. Created by guitarists Tripp Eisen and Joey Jordison at the time singer Dizzy Draztik (who introduced Joey to Wednesday 13 and Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 music). Dizzy Draztik left the band because of personal issues Wednesday 6 changed his name back to Wednesday 13 and stepped into the vocals role and was found as the new driving force behind the band.
The Rejects changed their name to the Murderdolls at this time. The band stayed within the goth image with a touch of old school Motley Crue and they released their first EP in 2002 called Right to Remain Violent which was consistent of three redone old Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13 songs. Not long after the band members got settled did they release their first full length record Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls (which also was mostly redone Frankenstein Drag Queen from Planet 13 songs with one Maniac Spider Trash song). The record was a big success and the band started to play in big metal shows like Big Day Out and toured the world. After the release of EP single of a remake of Billy Idols White Wedding in 2004 the band called it quits (but did not break up).
In 2004 Wednesday 13 decided to do some solo shows called Graveyard A Go-Go which he used members of a band called Death Becomes Her for support. This was not to turn out to be anything big but what happened was he liked the idea and created a more dedicated band for support which included past Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 guitarist Ikky and started to tour again under the name Wednesday 13.
In 2005 Wednesday 13 released his first solo record called Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead. He stayed true to his horror themes and was a cross between Alice Cooper and his old group Murderdolls. He created a new supporting band for the record and the tour including opening for Alice Cooper himself and playing Donington.
Also in 2005 after finishing his first solo tour Wednesday 13 created a second group called Bourbon Crow. Unlike his past projects he joined former Wednesday 13 bassist/former Lunatic Candy Creep frontman Rayen Belchere under the alias of Jessie Crow. Wednesday 13 during this project changed his alias to Buck Bourbon and the music for the band was a total step away from the norm for them as it was old country.
In 2006 he released his second solo record called Fang Bang and toured for that record. Also in 2006 Bourbon Crow released their first record called Highway to Hangovers.
2008 Wednesday 13 went back to his solo product and released his third record Skeletons along with a side EP called Bloodwork. The tour and record was a success so he released a live DVD and live CD to match it called Fuck it , We’ll Do it Live.
In 2009 Bourbon Crow recorded their second record called Long Way to the Bottom. Wednesday 13 decided around this time to start yet another product but pulling away from the horror themes and the backwoods country and more to his influence roots of glam rock. He got together with Todd Youth and created a new group called Gunfire 76. He cut his hair and went more for the 80s rock feel with power anthems and ballads feel. They recorded their first record called Casualties & Tragedies and toured lightly for it.
2010 Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 started talks again about bringing Murderdolls back. They started to write and record a much darker record and with all new material. They also decided not to reunite with any of the past members for this round. Women and Children Last was the name of the record and toured lightly also for this record and in 2011 Wednesday 13 announced the band was officially done.
Wednesday 13 decided to start to focus back to his solo stuff after the success of the first three records. In 2011 he released Calling All Corpses and rebuilt his band. They toured for this record and it had more of campy fun sound this round.
In 2012 Wednesday 13 released a EP called Spook & Destroy which included two new songs and some remastered old tracks.
Wednesday 13 took his band and went right back into the studio and recorded his fifth record called The Dixie Dead in 2013. The record had more of out back hilly billy horror feel and he toured once again in support of the music.
In 2014 Wednesday 13 did something a little different and decided to release a unplugged record of old stuff. He called the record Undead Unplugged and with the music there was one new track. This also included some tracks that were found on Spook & Destroy EP.
2015 Bourbon Crow decided to do something a little different as they lost their label so Buck Bourbon and Jessie Crow announced a kickstarter fund to make the third record Off the Wagon on the Rocks. At the same time of this Wednesday 13 wrote and recorded his darkest and one of his heaviest records called Monsters of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague. This record was well reviewed and it was seen as a possible more mature record compared to his past stuff but it still did have a horror theme too it. He toured heavy to support this record and did a number of branched off shows for this.
In 2016 he started to record his follow up to Monsters of the Universe called Condolences. He felt the title was fitting as a lot of his rock idols died that year. In 2017 they released the record and started to do rock videos again to support the very dark record. Wednesday 13 felt this was his darkest record to date when it came to lyrics and heaviest when it came to music.
Wednesday 13 started the tour off with a bang with a club show first then headed back to the Download Festival to launch and support the new CD. The show had pyros and he played some of the new material live. From there they started a tour to support the record through the UK first then into the rest of North America.
In 2018 he continued to support Condolences across the world. 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.
Wednesday 13 during the Maniac Spider Trash era
Wednesday 13 during Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 era of 96 – 2001
Wednesday 13 during Murderdolls era 2002 – 2004
Wednesday 13 Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 2004 era
Graveyard A Go-Go with Death Becomes You era 2004
Wednesday 13 with wife at the time Roxanne
Wednesday 13 2005 91210 era
Wednesday 13 during Fang Bang/Skeletons era
Wednesday 13 as Buck Bourbon for Bourbon Crow
Wednesday 13 during the Gunfire ‘ 76 era
Wednesday 13 during the return of the Murderdolls era
Wednesday 13 Calling All Corpses era
Wednesday 13 with daughter Zoie
Wednesday 13 Dixie Dead era
Zoie and Wednesday 13
Wednesday 13 during Undead Unplugged era 2014
Wednesday 13 Monster of the Universe era
Wednesday 13 Condolences era