I got into a conversation recently about the musical output of ex-members of my band. Basically comparing what they did before DDC to what they have done after DDC. Let’s get up to date on some of these…
before: Rich played in a nu-metal band called Angst. Heavy Mesa Boogie Godsmack type guitars and a singer named John Blonde. Guess what color the singers hair was?
after: Upon leaving DDC, Rich decided to be a techno solo artist. He left DDC in 2004 and has not released a cd or played a show since.
before: Ben was the guitar player in a tech-metal band called Opticon. Lots of man-yelling and beats that you can’t tap your foot to.
after: Ben left the band right before Rich did in 2004, and he has yet to release any new music or play another show. He is now a hairdresser (no, I’m not kidding).
before: I found Josh while he was playing in a band called Second Dawn. They were kind of Industrial type something or other. I thought they were pretty cool for a while.
after: Josh retired and sold his drums.
before: I’ve known Anthony since high school, and he has always played in simple, straight up hard rock bands.
after: After being released from DDC he got the idea to use a Mac and make electronic music. His solo project has not yet released any music or performed live. He did have a short stint in Toms other band before being fired from that band.
before: Kev was in 13 Even (a heavy metal band) before and during his time with DDC.
after: he is still in 13 Even. They play shows all the time and are about to release a new cd sometime soon.
TIM “VERN” RITCHEY
before: Vern played in Second Dawn with Josh. I think he played 2 shows with DDC.
after: I’m not completely aware of what Verns been up to since then, but as far as I know he has not released any music.
before: Before DDC, Eric never released any music or played any shows. He played in a heavy metal basement-band or two, but none of it ever left the basement.
after: He has a solo project of sorts, but it seems to be in some trouble. I’ve been following it closely and he’s missed all of his self-imposed deadlines. His page claimed that the CD would be out this Spring, but that claim has since been removed. Apparently he has plans to put together a band of “hired guns” to go out and perform his new music. We shall see.