Shotgun Messiah singer Zinny J. Zan to release new single under name Stagman on October 16th
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Shotgun Messiah and Shotgun frontman Zinny J. Zan but the singer will be releasing a new single under the name Stagman on October 16, 2019.
Wikipedia states the following about Zan‘s time in Shotgun Messiah and subsequent projects (with slight edits):
“The band originally went under the name “Kingpin” while in Sweden, recording the album Welcome To Bop City; the album line-up featured former Easy Action vocalist Zinny J. Zan (vocals), joining Skövde musicians Tim Skold (going by “Tim Tim“) (bass), Harry K. Cody (Harri Kemppainen, guitar) and Pekka “Stixx Galore” (later simply “Stixx“) Ollinen (drums). This would become the original line-up of Shotgun Messiah as the band changed their name and relocated to Hollywood, California. The album they released under the “Kingpin” name was re-recorded and released as Shotgun Messiah‘s self-titled debut album, Shotgun Messiah. The style of this album was glam metal typical of early 1980s American bands such as Mötley Crüe and Ratt. Frontman Zinny J. Zan departed the band in 1990 leaving Tim Skold to take over vocal duties….
Zinny J. Zan has released a solo album and two albums with his new band Zan Clan….
Zinny J. Zan and Stixx reunited in 2012, referring to themselves as Shotgun, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Welcome To Bop City, the original debut album from the band’s first incarnation as Kingpin before changing their name to Shotgun Messiah. They assembled Rob Marcello and Chris Laney to the line-up and released a live album under the Shotgun moniker.”
Zan Clan‘s album We Are Zan Clan…Who The F**k Are You??! took the top spot of Sleaze Roxx‘s inaugural Top Ten Albums of the Year in 2005.