Ash Cloud grounds Batusis

Batusis, the new rock band formed by Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs), who were planning on touring the UK in May, have been forced to postpone their dates due to the Icelandic volcanic ash situation.

Frank Mauceri, the MD of Smog Veil Records (Most ironic label name ever - Ed), who will be releasing the Batusis debut 4-track self-titled EP in the UK on May 4th, said today - "The volcanic ash in Europe has created havoc for live concert touring, especially in the UK. Sylvain and Cheetah were really looking forward to the UK dates; however, flight cancellations have made it impossible to get the band into the UK."

Batusis line-up features Sylvain and Cheetah on guitars, drummer Lez Warner (The Cult) and bassist Sean Koos (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts).

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