BONZ` statement regarding the last comments from Rich Ward!



BONZ just released a statement regarding the last comments from Rich Ward concerning his person. You can read what he has to say below:

A little back story first:
The history and past strained relationship between Rich Ward and Bonz has been well documented throughout the history of Stuck Mojo. Ever since Bonz departure from the group in 2006 there has been much speculation and misinformation given to the public regarding that situation, as well as Bonz personal issues and relationships with the band. It has been Rich Ward who has made these claims and statements all along, both publicly and privately. This was evidenced on extensively over the years: (19.07.2006) (2006) (2007)

Bonz chose to remain silent, and move forward with his own career and with the highly publicized Stuck Mojo reunion of late 2014. Earlier last week however, comments were published on by Ward, seem to show that not a lot has changed:

Statement from Bonz:

„I was simultaneously shocked, hurt and angered when I read the most recent comments that Rich Ward has stated about me publicly. I am not totally surprised, as this has been a point of contention for several years. Both my private life and my public persona are very important to me, and I do not appreciate either being questioned or attacked. These most recent comments include:

‚I never tried to be a funk guitar player; I was a metal guy. It was just how my influences cross-sectioned with our funk/reggae bass player and our rapper, who couldn’t sing anything, ‚cause he had no idea about melody. He was just a pissed off black guy who had a rough life, who had been in prison, who just had. he had a story and had an outlook on life that I just had no idea even existed.‘ (24:36-25:00 min at the podcast interview)

I am not sure where this comes from, or quite how I am supposed to interpret it, but it is not something that I would expect to come from him in 2015. This was a stark reminder of how things ended up in 2006, the last time that we worked together. I have worked too hard to establish myself in this business to have anyone besmirch my name over and over again. The last 3 years have been some of my most productive. Forming a new band, recording an album that I am damn proud of, getting the opportunity to be supported by great labels, and traveling the country playing and performing music for fans, I believe proves any of the past derogatory statements to be ‚questionable‘.

I chose to respond to these comments, as in the past I chose to remain silent and take the ‚high‘ road. After traveling around the country, and re-connecting with many old friends and fans along the way, I was alarmed at the stories and rumors that were out there. I want to make sure that my thoughts and feelings are conveyed and that the public is exposed to both sides of the story. “
Curt, guitar player from BONZ says:
„All of that is a great tie in to our song Broken Silence, which tells the story from Bonz perspective while using Stuck Mojo titles. The story will have people checking out the meaning of the song especially with the help of the lyric vid. Thanks!“

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