|Ugly Kid Joe|
Stairway to Hell is the band’s first release since their 1997 disbandment. It contains six tracks, including “Love Ain’t True” which features guest appearances by Angelo Moore and Dirty Walt of Fishbone. The band has also released a video for the album’s first track, “Devil’s Paradise,” which was filmed in early April in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with Mike and Dave Hatchett of Standard Films.
The current lineup of Ugly Kid Joe is Whitfield Crane (vocals), Klaus Eichstadt and Dave Fortman (guitars), Cordell Crockett (bass) and Shannon Larkin (drums) – the same members who played on the band’s Menace to Sobriety and Motel California albums. Fortman has carved out a successful career as a producer, working with Slipknot, Evanescence, Superjoint Ritual, Otep, Mudvayne and Godsmack, who count Shannon Larkin among their ranks.