To the relief of family and friends, KILLING JOKE frontman Jaz Coleman appeared yesterday (Sunday, August 12) from his retreat in the Western Sahara bemused by all the fuss of his disappearance. “I’ve been finishing my book and writing the score for my new project, ‘The Nirvana Symphonic’. [laughs] What’s all the fuss about then?”
Coleman had apparently been living a nomadic existence for the last month in the desert in order to concentrate on finishing his two current projects.
“Nirvana” will likely become a TV show and a concert in Seattle in 2013 and the book and an exclusive Coleman album will be packaged together and available for order as early as next week.
International media picked up on the story last month, sending it global, from the press release announced by the band on the KILLING JOKE official Facebook page questioning his whereabouts. Fans from around the world have been more than proactive in their opinions — from random sightings in Christchurch New Zealand, to past recollections of his elusive behaviors in Iceland.
Coleman also commented on a Facebook post, since deleted, where someone claiming to be the singer announced that KILLING JOKE was canceling a tour with THE CULT and THE MISSION. “Their songs suck!” the post said. Coleman claims he never wrote the message and says it was the work of an “impersonator.” Still, Coleman says, it now “looks like this has caused a right ding dong and … it’s impossible to continue this tour under the circumstances”. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Coleman wished both “THE CULT and THE MISSION the best of luck on the tour, and to find out who has been impersonating him.”