Posted by Thomas Bodo Smuszynski on January 09, 2001 at 23:43:17:
Hi Fans of Running Wild,
this is a message posted by Thomas "Bodo" Smuszynski, the Bass-Player.
I have to announce a sad one:
Yesterday I called Rolf. He told me that his management (which I worked together with since I played with U.D.O, thus to say more than ten years) and his Booking Agent (hi AC you gnome, one problem less, right?) worked towards to give up the cooperation with my person.
Rolf told me that even he personally never had a problem with me, he can�t or will not resist this pressure from outside (I think a shame for the head of a band like Running Wild).
Neither Drakkar nor All Access contacted me to talk about possible problems with my person.
I (am) have been in the 9th year of my membership in the band (no one else, except Rolf, has ever been in the band for such a long time). I thought that we could deal with each other in a correct way and that I have deserved to be talked with before such a decision is made. Especially if someone stands for a band wich deals critically with the proceedings in the world (Intrigues, conspiracy, lies etc.)
Anyway, I was wrong... (If I would not have called Rolf, we all would have been informed of this step with the next album)
How ever, you have to get used to another face behind the bass. I want you to welcome my substitute as warm as you welcomed me years ago.
Therefore I have to shout out a big THANX to all of you. THANK YOU for your support and your warm and positive feedback all over the years.
THANK YOU PEOPLE!!!
The only thing left to say:
Thomas "Bodo" Smuszynski
Keep eyes and ears open and be critical to any information you will get!
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