Grimm Jack replace lead guitarist Tom Lestat with Joey Masters

Joey Masters

Grimm Jack replace lead guitarist Tom Lestat with Joey Masters

New York rockers Grimm Jack have parted ways with long-time lead guitarist Tom Lestat and replaced him with Joey Masters.

Joey Masters

Lestat joined Grimm Jack back in 1989 and played on their Jailhouse Tattoo record released in 1990 before the band kind of went on hiatus in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the group reformed with guitarist Jimmie Mack, lead vocalist Billy Kohout, drummer Dave Leeds and Lestat along with newcomer / bassist G.G. Zen-Garten. That line-up released the three song EP Damned in 2012 and the full-length album Thick As Thieves in 2015.

Lestat stated as follows regarding his departure from Grimm Jack: “I want to clearly state that this is an amicable split. Billy, Jimmy, Dave and GG are my brothers and always will be. I need to focus on my family and some personal issues.”

In terms of what’s next for Grimm Jack, Mack stated to Sleaze Roxx: “We are in the studio recording five new tracks and have just completed shooting for our new video “Sex Drive” from the Thick As Thieves album.”

Sleaze Roxx stated as follows in its review of Thick As Thieves: “Grimm Jack advertise themselves as playing “quality rock and roll.” It’s one thing to come up with a cool advertising gimmick and it’s another thing to be able to back it up. In the case of Grimm Jack, Thick As Thieves is the content that backs up the gimmick “quality rock and roll.” If you were to pick up only one album this year, you would be making an excellent choice in picking up Grimm Jack‘s Thick As Thieves.”

Grimm Jack will be opening for Dangerous Toys at The Backstage Pass in Ronkonkoma, New York, USA on April 29, 2017.

Grimm Jack‘s ‘Rotten To The Core” video:

Grimm Jack – Rotten to the Core

Opening song on the Grimm Jack’s Thick As Thieves CD. Hard Rock, Glam and New York City…never a bad combination. Available at CDBaby, Amazon, Ebay, iTunes and GrimmJack.com