Johnny Monaco (not the singer from Weezer) is the new voice of Enuff Z’Nuff
Enuff Z’Nuff names Johnny Monaco their new singer for the second time
Posted By: Metal Sludge
Grounds Hogs Day — Is it Ground Hogs Day? No it’s not. Unless you’re in Enuff Z’Nuff.
Metal Sludge was first to tell you HERE that Enuff Z’Nuff had trouble on the horizon upon gathering info from the almighty and always disgruntled Donnie Vie.
Today the band officially names Johnny Monaco as their new lead singer. For the second time. Just like L.A. Guns (Tracii’s version that is) named Jizzy Pearl their vocalist back in 1998, they came full circle and Tracii brought Jizzy back for a second stint in 2009. That ended with Pearl quitting and Guns hiring Dilana to the dismay of many – which in turn lasted all of 72 days.
Now let’s go back into the Enuff Z’Nuff time machine shall we?
Johnny Monaco had been playing guitar with Enuff Z’Nuff during the years 1996-2008. But when Donnie and the band split, Monaco slid over to center stage and took on vocal duties as well in 2002 thru 2008. Once Vie came back, the chemistry wasn’t gonna work – so exit Johnny Monaco. Now with the recent events HERE it seems that Chip has pulled a Tracii and invited back Monaco for a second stint fronting the band.
Johnny goes way back with Metal Sludge as well. Read his "20 Questions" from August 5th 2003
Ricky Parent (RIP), Chip Z’Nuff & Johnny Monaco circa 2003
Below is the band’s official statement.
For Immediate Release:
Enuff Z’ Nuff has announced the return of Johnny Monaco (guitar/vocals) for their summer dates, including the "80’s Invasion Tour" with Bang Tango and Ted Poley of Danger Danger.
Enuff Z’Nuff is an American glam rock band from Blue Island, Illinois. This Chicago area band is best known for their charting singles “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing.” Enuff Z’Nuff has continually recorded and toured throughout their career of more than 25 years, releasing 12 studio albums to date. Their songs have been recorded by several other musicians, some of which include Paul Gilbert, The Wildhearts, and Nelson. The band has a cult fan-base around the world which includes radio personality Howard Stern.
Johnny Monaco, Randi Scott & Chip Z’Nuff
Summer dates are as follows, More TBA –
6/6/13 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz
6/7/13 – Vernal, UT – Western Park
6/8/13 – Denver, CO – Cassleman’s
8/1/13 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
8/2/13 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamped
8/4/13 – El Paso, TX – Kickstandz
8/9/13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
8/15/13 – Bolinbrook, IL – Tailgators
8/17/13 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
8/22/13 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
8/24/13 – Ogelbsy, IL – Prime Time Tap
8/25/13 – Richmond, IN – The Firehouse
10/18/13 – North Platte, NE – Scully’s Shooters (Skull Fest)
Fly High Sludge