Now, on to todays article. A few days ago the metal blog site Blabbermouth reported that John Ricci had left Exciter and retired from music. Now over the years, I have kept in contact with John, so I was quite surprised to hear this news. Something just didn't seem right. I checked the Exciter homepage and it had the same info that Blabbermouth had reported. Still, this all sounded wrong.
I wish I could tell you readers all of what John said to me. I will say that it looks like there will be some legal action soon against the other three members: vocalist Kenny Winters, drummer Rik Charron and bassist Rob Cohen. There also may be a big fight over the legal use of the band name.
Once John gives me the ok to post everything he told me, I will let the metal world know what is really happening with the band, or what is left of the band and its legacy.
Also, please do not support what these other three guys are doing. Do not go see any shows that have those three guys, plus whatever guitar player they find, using the label of Exciter. I am not sure how they intend play under that name when there are no more original members in the band anymore.