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Timeline:

Season One: 1993
* 1993 - The original lineup as “Harry & The Slashtones” consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Roderick Kohn (guitar: Buddy Miles Express, ...), Even Steven Levee (bass: Brad Factor:10), Paul Sheehan (drums: Raging Slab), Steve Bondy (guitar: Radioactive, ...) and Brad Rosen (harmonica: Screwtractor). This was originally suppose to be a “One Night Only” joke band.

Season Two: 1994
* 1994 - The band is reformed as “The Slashtones”. Added Chuck Hancock (saxophone: Murphy's Law) and Lez Warner (drums: The Cult, ...) as regular drummer Paul Sheehan switched to percussion as he recouped his injured knee. Mike Lawler (guitar: Shadow) replaced Roderick Kohn.
* 1994 - Added Mickey Leigh (guitar: Birdland, The Rattlers, STOP, ...), Amy Wagman (vocals) and Butch Garcia (harmonica: Reckless Fortune). Paul Sheehan went back to playing drums and Roderick Kohn (guitar) returned. For a very brief time the band was known as "The Slashtones Orchestra" with 12 musicians..
* 1994 - Mickey Leigh and Lez Warner left due to schedule conflicts.
* 1994 - The Slashtones began recording their first album
* 1994 - Brad Rosen is relieved of his part-time duties on harmonica but remains the band's full-time Attorney.
* 1994 - Lisa Anselmo (vocals) replaced Amy Wagman.
* 1994 - Arno Hecht (saxophone: The Uptown Horns, Buster Poindexter, Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers, The Rolling Stones, ...) replaced Chuck Hancock.

Season Three: 1995
* 1995 - The Slashtones released a very limited edition EP titled “Episode One”. Featured on the EP were most that had been in the band at that point including Harry Slash, Lisa Anselmo, Amy Wagman Steve Bondy, Roderick Kohn, Mike Lawler, Arno Hecht, Chuck Hancock, Brad Rosen, Even Steven Levee and Paul Sheehan. Also featured was honorary band member Joe Lynn Turner (vocals: Rainbow, Deep Purple).
* 1995 - Lisa Anselmo left. Butch Garcia left and joined Reckless Fortune.
* 1995 - Chuck Hancock (saxophone) briefly returned.
* 1995 - Chuck Hancock left.
* 1995 - The Slashtones continued recording their first album,
* 1995 - Paul Sheehan resigned to pursue his interest in Jazz.
* 1995 - The Slashtones recorded with honorary band member Gregg Gerson on flute (drums: Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltry, ...)
* 1995 - Recording was put on hold due to many circumstances beyond anyone's control.
* 1995 - Lez Warner (drums) returned, replacing Paul Sheehan.
* 1995 - The Slashtones go on hiatus when Even Steven needed to have back surgery.
* 1995 - Harry Slash forms the short lived band “Life?!” with Scott Duboys (drums: Warrior Soul, The Cycle Sluts From Hell), Tony Moore on bass (vocals: Riot, Todd Levin), Roderick Kohn (guitar) and for a very short time, Chris Carter (guitar: Ya Mutha). ~
(Life?! was the exact opposite of The Slashtones. While The Slashtones were whimsical and lighthearted, Life?! was dark and somber with a hard-edged industrial metal sound.) ~
* 1995 - Chris Carter (guitar) left.

Season Four: 1996
* 1996 - Life?! performed it's debut show in New York
* 1996 - Scott Duboys decides to "retire" from music and leaves "Life?!".
* 1996 - Life?! disbands.
* 1996 - Harry Slash reforms The Slashtones (as “The Slashtones II”) to fulfill Life?! show obligations. This lineup consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Arno Hecht (saxophone) Steve Bondy (guitar), Roderick Kohn (guitar), and Lez Warner (drums). Lisa Anselmo (vocals) returned, Tony Moore (bass) replaced Even Steven. Mike Lawler (guitar) was originally going to be part of this lineup.
* 1996 - Mike Lawler removed himself.
* 1996 - The Slashtones are joined on stage by, Frank Fortune (vocals: Reckless Fortune), Chris Carter (vocals), Marina Tito (bass), and the spirit of Ricky Ricardo (percussion).
* 1996 - Lisa Anselmo left.
* 1996 - The Slashtones are joined on stage by former member Mickey Leigh (vocals).
* 1996 - Tony Moore temporarily disappeared.
* 1996 - The Slashtones are joined on stage by the ghosts of Abbott & Costello (on tape)
* 1996 - The Slashtones finally resume recording their first album ... now without a bass player and with Lez Warner on drums.
* 1996 - The Slashtones invite Paul Nowinski (bass: Les Paul, Rikki Lee Jones, ...) to join the band.
* 1996 - It was mutually agreed that things would be better if The Slashtones and Lez Warner parted ways.
* 1996 - Paul Nowinski accepts the offer to join the band as The Slashtones look for another drummer.
* 1996 - Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums: Ace Frehley, Black Lace, Leslie West,...) accepts the offer to join The Slashtones as Paul Nowinski accepted an offer to go on tour with another band.
* 1996 - The Slashtones are disbanded when Harry Slash gives up on keeping the band together and finishing the debut album with the studio they were recording in. Harry takes a short sabbatical away from music.

Season Five: 1997
* 1997 - Harry Slash returns from his sabbatical to record several songs (at a new studio) for an ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) "invasion" of the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) on the WWF's television program "Monday Night Raw". Those songs were recorded the weekend prior to the live television broadcast with Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums), Richie Scarlet (guitar & bass: Ace Frehley Band, Mountain, Sebastian Bach, ...), Andy Abbene (guitar & bass: Soulcrush) and Co-Producer Eddie Wohl.
* 1997 - Harry Slash reforms “Life?!” as a studio band to record music for the "Extreme Championship Wrestling" television show. This lineup consisted of Harry Slash (producer, vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar) Roderick Kohn (guitar, bass, keyboards, drum loops, co-producer), Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums, percussion, live drum samples) with Tony Moore (vocals) and Mike Lawler (backing vocals).
* 1997 - Arno Hecht (saxophone) is brought into the “Life?!” recording project.
* 1997 - "Life?!" is joined in the studio by former Slashtones Even Steven Levee (bass) and Steve Bondy (guitar) and ECW wrestler / valet Francine Fournier (vocals) on a recording session for "Ravishing" Rick Rude's ECW theme "Simply Ravishing". The campy lighthearted nature of the song was more reminiscent of the original Slashtones sound and was credited to "The Original Slashtones" rather than to "Life?!"
* 1997 - Harry Slash reforms “The Slashtones” as a live side project to "Life?!" called “(Not) The Slashtones”. This lineup consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Arno Hecht (saxophone) Steve Bondy (guitar), Roderick Kohn (guitar), Even Steven (bass) and Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums). The band did one very low key unadvertised show, performing live "unplugged" acoustic versions of the original Slashtones material.
* 1997 - "Life?!" (Harry Slash & various others) continue to record in the studio.

Season Six: 1998
* 1998 - “(Not) The Slashtones” played another very low key unadvertised show, performing live "unplugged" acoustic versions of the original Slashtones material and some ECW songs
* 1998 - “(Not) The Slashtones” are disbanded after that very dismal live performance.
* 1998 - "Life?!" records with Garry "G-Man" Sullivan (drums: The B-52s, The Cro-Mags) sitting in for the temporarily unavailable Steve "Budgie" Werner.
* 1998 - "Life?!" records with ECW wrestler Taz (vocals).
* 1998 - “Life?!” is renamed “Harry Slash & The Slashtones” with the lineup of Harry Slash (vocals, keyboards & bass) Arno Hecht (all saxophones) Roderick Kohn (lead guitar, bass & keyboards) and Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums).
* 1998 - Harry Slash & The Slashtones released their original songs on the compilation CD “ECW Extreme Music”.

Season Seven: 1999
* 1999 - “Harry Slash & The Slashtones” record with Frank Fortune (vocals: Reckless Fortune).
* 1999 - Mickey Leigh (guitar) replaced Roderick Kohn.
* 1999 - Even Steven Levee and Steve Bondy briefly returned again for a couple of recording sessions
* 1999 - Frank Sannutto (drums: Reckless Fortune) fills in for the again temporarily unavailable Steve "Budgie" Werner.
* 1999 - Harry Slash produces more songs for ECW including two performed by the band Reckless Fortune and Joe Lynn Turner.

Season Eight: 2000
* 2000 - Roderick Kohn (guitar) returned.
* 2000 - Harry Slash and Roderick Kohn record a new version of the ECW Theme "This Is Extreme!" for Pioneer Home Video & DVDs.
* 2000 - Roderick Kohn (guitar) left.
* 2000 - Harry Slash and Eddie Sperry produce a cover of "The Rain" performed by Joe Lynn Turner with Arno Hecht and Reckless Fortune for a CD tribute to "The Cult".
* 2000 - Roderick Kohn (guitar) returned.
* 2000 - Harry Slash & The Slashtones released a limited edition EP titled “Freedom Of Speech”.
* 2000 - Harry Slash, Tony Moore and Roderick Kohn record material under the pseudonym "John E. Soul and his West Coast Wranglers".
* 2000 - Harry Slash forms the live version of “Harry Slash & The Slashtones”. This lineup consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Arno Hecht (saxophone), Mickey Leigh (guitar), Roderick Kohn (guitar), and Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums). Added Rawn Randell (bass).

Season Nine: 2001
* 2001 - Harry Slash & The Slashtones performed one live show of mostly ECW music at Punk Magazine's 25 Year Anniversary Party at CBGBs in NYC.
* 2001 - Harry Slash & The Slashtones are disbanded again when Harry Slash takes another long sabbatical away from music.

Season Ten: 2002
* 2002 - Harry Slash attempted to reform The Slashtones under the name “Slashtones 10” to perform during the band's 10th year in 2003. This core lineup consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Arno Hecht (saxophone), Roderick Kohn (guitar) and Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums). Tony Moore (bass) returned, replacing Rawn Randell. Others that would have appeared included Even Steven Levee (bass), Mickey Leigh (guitar), Chuck Hancock (saxophone), Brad Rosen (harmonica) and Mike Lawler (guitar) for a total of 10 musicians. The core band rehearsed a few times, but the project was shelved and The Slashtones were put on hold when Arno Hecht went on tour with "George Thorogood and the Destroyers" and Harry Slash became involved with another project in 2003.

Season Eleven: 2003 - "The Year Without A Slashtones."

Season Twelve: 2004
* 2004 - Harry Slash reforms The Slashtones for the band's 10 year anniversary as “The (“New Original”) Slashtones” with a minimalist approach. This lineup only consisted of Harry Slash (vocals), Arno Hecht (saxophone) Roderick Kohn (guitar) Tony Moore (bass) and Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums).
* 2004 - The Slashtones returned to the stage for a series of shows for the first time in almost three and a half years and began re-recording their first album, again.

Season Thirteen: 2005
* 2005 - The Slashtones continued to perform live and were joined in the studio by Mike Lewis (trumpet: Buddy Rich), Pam Purple (vocals) Joey Fortune (guitar: Reckless Fortune), Frank Fortune (vocals: Reckless Fortune) and Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), again.
* 2005 - The Slashtones were featured on a David Lee Roth tribute CD.

Season Fourteen: 2006
* 2006 - The Slashtones were featured on a Guns -N- Roses tribute CD.
* 2006 - Added Felix Hanemann (keyboards, bass: Zebra, Hindenberg) to the live band, temporally replacing Arno Hecht who was on tour with Dion.
* 2006 - Felix Hanemann officially joined the band as it's first full-time keyboard player.
* 2006 - The Slashtones are put on hold after a very dismal live performance and internal conflicts.
* 2006 - Members of The Slashtones, (almost all of them), were featured as the backing band on the Reckless Fortune version of “Rock Candy” released on a Sammy Hagar tribute CD.
* 2006 - Arno Hecht (saxophone) returned.
* 2006 - It was mutually agreed that things would be better if The Slashtones and Roderick Kohn parted ways,
* 2006 - Tarik Solangi joins as the band's new co-producer.
* 2006 - Mark Hitt (guitar: Rat Race Choir, John Entwistle) replaced Roderick Kohn.
* 2006 - Harry Slash puts all live performances on hold and makes The Slashtones a conceptual studio band, briefly renamed “The Slashtones!". (Notice the Exclamation point "!" at the end of the band's name.) This lineup features: Harry Slash (vocals, acoustic guitar & percussion), Arno Hecht (all saxophones & clarinet), Mark Hitt (lead & rhythm guitar), Tony Moore (vocals & bass), Steve “Budgie” Werner (drums), and Felix Hanemann (keyboards & vocals), with auxiliary member Mac Gollehon (trumpet & trombone: Miles Davis).
* 2006 - The Slashtones were featured on a Van Halen tribute CD.
* 2006 - Tarik Solangi is signed on as the band's Producer

Season Fifteen: 2007 - Members of The Slashtones were featured as guest artists on the Reckless Fortune version of “City Boy Blues” released on a Motley Crue tribute CD.
* 2007 - The Slashtones recorded some tracks with honorary band member Gregg Gerson (flute) for a Led Zeppelin tribute CD and began working on new material.

Season Sixteen: 2008
* 2008 - Mickey Leigh (guitar) briefly returned, sitting in for the temporarily unavailable Mark Hitt.
* 2008 - The Slashtones once again record with Joe Lynn Turner (vocals).
* 2008 - The Slashtones (with Joe Lynn Turner) were featured on a KISS tribute CD.
* 2008 - Members of The Slashtones, Felix Hanemann (bass & keyboards), Steve "Budgie" Werner (drums), Arno Hecht (saxophone) & Harry Slash (percussion), with Artie Dillon (guitar: Lazarus, Carmine Appice's Slammm!), Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), and Charles Sabin (vocals: Barfly, Toxik, A.D.S.), record under the pseudonym "The Prime Time Players" and were featured on a Guns N' Roses tribute CD.
* 2008 - Mark Hitt (guitar) became available again and returned.
* 2008 - Tony Moore moved to the West Coast and rejoined RIOT.
* 2008 - Even Steven Levee (frettless bass) briefly returned and Taso Karras (bouzouki, baglama & percussion: Johnny Thunders, Badlands, Law & Order) and Marianne DeAngelis (harmonica) were added to the studio auxiliary.
* 2008 - The Slashtones were featured on two songs of a Led Zeppelin tribute CD.

Season Seventeen: 2009
* 2009 - Felix Hanemann replaced Tony Moore on bass.
* 2009 - Mark Hitt (guitar) became unavailable again.
* 2009 - Richie Scarlet (guitar: Ace Frehley, Mountain, Sebastian Bach,) replaced Mark Hitt.
* 2009 - Harry Slash, Arno Hecht, Steve "Budgie" Werner, Felix Hanemann and Richie Scarlet rehearsed together for the first at Prime Time Sound in Mount Vernon, NY with Co-Producer Tarik Solangi.

Season Eighteen: 2010
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2010 - The Slashtones spent some time in the studio in the beginning of the year and then spent the next nine months trying to coordinate their schedules to return.

Season Nineteen: 2011 - "The 2nd Year Without A Slashtones."

Season Twenty: 2012
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2012 - The Slashtones returned to the stage for the first time in almost six years on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 for club promoter Jerry Adams' Birthday Bash at Sullivan Hall in Manhattan's historc Greenwich Village. Everyone involved said that this was The Slashtones best performance ever of their comedic mash-up songs.
* 2012 - After the best live show of the band's Classic Rock meets Classic TV Themes mash-ups, Harry Slash ("naturally") decided to change direction again and began writing and recording demo tracks of new songs.

Season Twenty-one: 2013 "The Slashtones Twentieth Anniversary"
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2013 - Felix Hanemann resigned from The Slashtones.
* 2013 - Harry Slash (vocals/guitar) began recording the "Grievous World" CD project with Steve "Budgie" Werner (drums) & Arno Hecht (saxophone/clarine), and with former members "Even" Steven Levee (bass) and Mike Lawler (12 string guitar).
* 2013 - Taso Karris (bouzouki & baglama) and "Chilly" Willie Scopetone (piano) are added to the project.
* 2013 - Gil Parris, (guitar: Blood Sweat & Tears, Dr. John, Bernie Williams,...) is added to the project.
* 2013 - Former bass player Tony Moribito, (f/k/a "Tony Moore") is added to the project.




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