Three musicians who played on KING DIAMOND‘s 1990 album, “The Eye” — guitarist Pete Blakk, bassist Hal Patino and drummer Snowy Shaw — will perform with Patino‘s son, Danish rock singer Maryann Cotton (born Jackie Patino), on September 14 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to a press release, “It will be a big event with red carpet, celebrities, and a big rock theater.”
Commented Maryann: “I have read in many media that Maryann is said to be the new generation of Alice Cooper and shock rock, and he’s Alice Cooper‘s unknown son. It gives the audience some expectations for the show — so, of course, we will come out with a great stage show!”
The band lineup for the show will be as follows:
Maryann Cotton – Vocals
Hal Patino – Bass
Pete Blakk – Guitar
Sebastian Sly – Guitar
Snowy Shaw – Drums
Maryann Cotton‘s debut album, “Free Falling Angels”, was released on June 15 via Pure Steel Records.
Maryann Cotton‘s career was launched in 2006 when he performed live on Danish TV as part of the “Scenen Er Din” program (Danish version of “Star Search”).
King Diamond stated about Maryann‘s Shock Me” single (which also featured appearances by La Rocque, Blakk, Hal Patino and Shaw), “I checked out the Maryann Cotton song ‘Shock Me’. I really liked it. It reminded me in a positive way of Alice Cooper 1971. I think his vocals fit really well in the music, and the few backing vocals he did seemed to make everything sound a lot bigger. Normally horn sections really give me the creeps, but the way they used it in this song, I didn’t mind. Great musicians, of course. I really look forward to hear more songs from him, so I can begin to get the full picture.”