It's the end of the line for one California-based glam band. Scarlet Rose will play their final show Friday, August 10th at the Whisky a Go-Go.
I've had Scarlet Rose in my Myspace friends list for quite some time. A few weeks ago, I noticed the band sending bulletins, announcing their final show. I wondered the reason the break-up, but decided (for once!) to mind my own business.
As luck would have it, Scarlet Rose guitarist Roxy Vayn sent me a message, complimenting this website and asking for publicity help. Since I always support local music, I obliged. Of course I asked why the band is splitting. After all, Scarlet Rose has been together for five years...with a decent level of success, including more than 32,000 Myspace friends. Roxy Vayn also played gigs with Tattooed Millionaires.
Here's what Roxy had to say about the break-up:
"Well, put it this way: We've been together for 5 years, and that's a long time commitment not only for a band, but for any kind of partnership. Even though we seem to be at our peak, musically and in our following, it's time for everyone to explore other opportunities, see what's out there. There are tons of musicians out there, maybe we have just yet to stumble upon the group that really makes the big change. If there's gonna be any chance of us bringing true, real rock n' roll to the masses, it's gotta be now or never. I hate that we can't go too specific, it's nothing legal...we're all just ready to move on. Simple as that. We're all still best friends and we support each other in whatever happens after Scarlet Rose. And who knows, maybe we'll all find ourselves together again...time will tell. It's been such a great run, and we can't wait to end it with a bang on August 10th."
The journalist in me still thinks there's more to this story than meets the eye, but I won't press.
If you live around Los Angeles, support Scarlet Rose and help them celebrate five years of Bringing Back Glam!
Visit their Myspace at www.myspace.com/scarletrose
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