FOUR BY FATE's Tod Howarth Discusses New Music, ACE FREHLEY And CHEAP TRICK In New Video Interview
February 13, 2014, 5 years ago
It was recently announced that two members of FREHLEY’S COMET, vocalist/guitarist Tod Howarth and bassist John Regan, one former member of W.A.S.P in drummer Stet Howland, and Canuck guitarist Sean Kelly have joined forces in FOUR BY FATE.
Howarth sat down with rock journalist to discuss the venture. He talks about the band's coming together, their touring plans as well as work on new music. Howarth also discusses Ace Frehley's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and let's us know if he thinks CHEAP TRICK deserves to be inducted.
Bassist John Reagan recently commented: “During last weekends Beatles 50th Anniversary Festivities, I was reminded how inspired I was by that first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. After that night, so many of us were set on a musical path, with the main objective of being in a band of our own. It seems only fitting then to announce today... our new project and band...Four By Fate.
This has really been a while in the making, and took hold during a project that Frehley's Comet bandmate and friend, Tod Howarth and I had the honor of working together on. Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon was putting together a noble effort to raise monies for Canadian Hospice Services. This was to be a KISS Tribute Album, and everyone jumped onboard to help. The album A World With Heroes turned into a double album, with appearances by some of the greatest musicians around paying homage to their favorite KISS tunes. I am honored to be a small part of its success. To date it has raised a good deal of monies for this wonderful cause. If you get a chance...check it out!
The tracks that Tod and I recorded turned out killer, and we both realized how much we had enjoyed working together. At that point we redoubled our efforts put something new together...something we had been discussing for a while. We got Mitch on the phone, and he was the catalyst that brought this together. Mitch was excited about the idea, and his enthusiasm really set the wheels in motion. He suggested a fellow Canadian countryman, Sean Kelly for the Guitar and Vocal spot we were looking to fill. Sean is an incredible player, singer and writer...and his passion for the style of music we are going to throw down in second to none...He is a perfect fit!
At that point we presented the idea to the only man for the job of representing and looking after us all...the legendary Danny Stanton from Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, FOREIGNER, and so many more). I have known Danny since the Frehley's Comet days, and have always had the utmost respect for his passion, vision, and drive...he is truly the hardest working man in the business in my opinion. Danny liked the concept, and suggested Stet Howland of W.A.S.P for the drum chair. Stet is a powerhouse...and voila...Four By Fate is a band!
I want to thank Mitch, Danny, Tod, Sean, and Stet for getting onboard for this fun ride, and I can't wait to fire up the engines! It is truly my honor to be working with you all! So, in the coming months...look out for some killer live shows, and some equally killer new music! We invite you to our Four By Fate Facebook page for all the latest happenings, and we look forward to seeing all our friends...old and new soon!”
For further details, visit their official Facebook page.