Chris Holmes looking to complete autobiography and has documentary to be released before end of 2020
Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice and spoke about some of his future plans.
With respect to his upcoming new solo album, Holmes advised (with slight edits): “I got all the songs written. We just have to record them. The musical direction is hard to explain. I don’t go towards some direction. There is a song like Black Sabbath in there. It’s [a] real heavy slow [one] called “Touch Me And Die” and there is a ballad called “It’s In God’s Hands.” The songs off the ‘Under The Influence’ E.P. (2018) that I just did will be part of the new album. My favorite song off the new E.P. / album is “The Devil Made Me Do It” because the song is written about me as a teenager. All the songs are on my computer. All we have to do now is have the drummer play to them live. The album should be done before the end of this year. The album is heavier than the debut W.A.S.P. album. “
In terms of his upcoming documentary, Holmes explained: “The documentary is about me starting over in Europe. It goes back five years to the first band members I had and going out on the road. There are interviews with people at the shows and what goes on at the shows. The guy doing the documentary also went to Los Angeles and talked to a lot of my friends in the past. My sister is in there. He went and visited my mom. I think he talked to my uncle and a bunch of people I played with in LA over the years. He also interviewed some people I knew in high school that were roadies in W.A.S.P.. A trailer should be released at the end of May 2020 and the documentary should be released before the end of the year.”
In regard to his upcoming autobiography, Holmes indicated: “I found out at about 36 years old that I had dyslexia. Never knew it before. So I started writing a book a few years ago, in my own handwriting the way I write. One sentence is a whole paragraph to me the way I write. I started writing about the first time I ever heard of music as a child — nine or ten. What my influences were, what my mom listened to as a kid and how that influenced me. How I got my first guitar, going to high school, my brother taking me to concerts. I got up to 16 years old and I stopped. Now we are looking for someone to complete the book and publish.”
You can read other excerpts from the interview with Chris Holmes at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:
In the interview Holmes talks about the song set list for his upcoming Canadian tour this April; his upcoming new studio album; plans to write an autobiograp…