Harry Slash & The Slashtones

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Harry Slash & The Slashtones
Origin New York City
Genres Heavy metal
Satire
Hard rock
Years active 1993–present
Labels Various
Associated acts The Cult, The John Entwistle Band, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Ace Frehley Band, The Billy Idol Band, Mountain, The Uptown Horns, Rainbow, Raging Slab, Riot, Joe Lynn Turner, Zebra
Website http://www.slashtones.com
Members Harry Slash
Arno Hecht
Mike Lawler
Even Steven Levee
Taso Karras
Steve "Budgie" Werner
Past members Lisa Anselmo
Steve Bondy
Chris Carter
Scott DeBoys
Butch Garcia
Chuck Hancock
Felix Hanemann
Mark Hitt
Roderick Kohn
Mickey Leigh
Tony Moore
Rawn Randell
Brad Rosen
Richie Scarlet
Paul Sheehan
Amy Wagman
Lez Warner
Notable instruments
Guitar, Saxophone, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet, Trombone, Kazoo, Bouzouki, Vocals

The Slashtones (also known as "Harry Slash & The Slashtones") are an American musical group, formed in 1993 by New York native Harry Slash under the name "Harry & The Slashtones". Harry would later change the band's name many times, from "The Slashtones", to "Life?!","Not The Slashtones" and then to "Harry Slash & The Slashtones" during the era that Harry Slash produced music for Extreme Championship Wrestling. Their best known songs are the ECW theme ("This Is Extreme!"), Taz's theme ("Survive! (If I Let You)") and Sabu's theme ("Huka Blues"). After Extreme Championship Wrestling went bankrupt in 2001, Harry Slash continued to record and perform with the band after changing its name back to "The Slashtones". The name of the band is a parody of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

Band members[edit]

Current band[edit]

  • Harry Slash: Vocals, Slide Guitar & Dulcimer. 1993–present
  • Arno Hecht: Saxophone, Clarinet & Recorder. 1994–present
  • Mike Lawler: 6 & 12-string Guitars. 1994-1995, 2013–present
  • Even Steven Levee: Bass. 1993 - 1995, 1997-1998, 2008, 2013–present
  • Taso Karras: Drums, Bouzouki, Baglama & Percussion. 2008, 2013–present
  • Steve "Budgie" Werner: Drums and Cowbell. 1997–present.

Honorary band members[edit]

  • Gregg Gerson: Flute. 1995–present
  • Frank Fortune: Vocals. 1998-2008
  • Joe Lynn Turner: Vocals. 1994–present

Former band members[edit]

  • Lisa Anselmo: Vocals. 1994, 1996
  • Steve Bondy: Guitar. 1993-1998
  • Chris Carter: Guitar. 1995
  • Scott DeBoys: Drums. 1995-1996
  • Butch Garcia: Harmonica. 1994
  • Chuck Hancock (a/k/a "Raven"): Saxophone. 1994-1995
  • Felix Hanemann: Bass & Keyboards. 2006-2013
  • Mark Hitt: Lead & Rhythm Guitar. 2006-2008
  • Roderick Kohn: Guitar. 1993, 1994-1999, 2000-2006
  • Mickey Leigh: Guitar. 1999-2001, 2008
  • Tony Moore: Bass & Vocals. 1995-1997, 2000, 2002-2008
  • Rawn Randell: Bass. 2001
  • Brad Rosen Esq.: Harmonica. 1993-1994
  • Richie Scarlet: Lead & Rhythm Guitar. 2009-2013
  • Paul Sheehan: Drums. 1993-1995
  • Amy Wagman: Vocals. 1994
  • Lez Warner: Drums. 1994, 1995-1997

Others[edit]

- The Slashtones have also recorded with:[1]

  • Andy Abbene: Guitar. 1997 (Soulcrush)
  • Marianne DeAngelis: Harmonica. 2008
  • Artie Dillon: Guitar. 2008
  • Frank Fortune: Vocals. 1998 - 2008 (Reckless Fortune)
  • Joey Fortune: Guitar. 2005 - 2008 (Reckless Fortune)
  • Francine Fournier: Vocals. 1997. (ECW Wrestler)
  • Mac Gollehon: Trumpet & Trumbone. 2006 - 2008 (Miles Davis Band)
  • Mike Lewis: Trumpet. 2005 (Buddy Rich Band)
  • Charlie Sabin: Vocals. 2008 (Barfly, Toxik)
  • Frank Sannutto: Drums. 1999 (Reckless Fortune)
  • Ritchie Scarlet: Guitar & Bass. 1997 (Ace Frehley Band, Mountain)
  • Garry Sullivan: Drums. 1998 (The B-52's)
  • Tazz: Vocals. 1998 (ECW Wrestler)

Discography[edit]

  • Episode One (EP), The Slashtones, Studio D (Out Of Print), 1995
  • ECW: Extreme Music, Various Artists, Concrete/Slab, 1998
  • Freedom Of Speech (EP), Harry Slash & The Slashtones, MP3.com (Out Of Print), 2000
  • Fire Woman, A Tribute to The Cult, Various Artists, Versaille, 2000
  • "PAIN" (Movie Soundtrack), The Slashtones and Die Nicht, Endstop (Out Of Print.), 2003
  • Just Like Paradise, A Millennium Tribute to David Lee Roth, Various Artists, Versaille, 2005
  • It's So Easy, A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses, Various Artists, Versaille, 2006
  • Three Lock Box, A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar, Various Artists, Versaille, 2006
  • Panama, A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen, Various Artists, Versaille, 2006
  • Too Fast For Love, A Millennium Tribute to Mötley Crüe, Various Artists, Versaille, 2007
  • Lick It Up, A Millennium Tribute to KISS, Various Artists, Versaille, 2008
  • Double Talkin' Jive, A Hard Rock Tribute to Guns N' Roses, Various Artists, Versaille, 2008
  • Misty Mountain Hop, A Millennium Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Various Artists, Versaille, 2008

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