Conversations with Missy: Mark Slaughter

by Missy Wolf / 3077 days ago / Comments

Starting out as the frontman for Xcursion, later joining Vinnie Vincent Invasion, it was only a matter of time before Mark Slaughter formed Slaughter, along with Dana Strum, and began a musical journey that left girls screaming for more and guys partying hours on end. 

Imagine going on tour with Kiss, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne and Damn Yankees. The stories that come with that are no doubt amazing. Many of you may recall the music video for "Shout it Out," on the soundtrack of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. That is the memory that stands out the most for me. That video captures the fun personality of Slaughter and showcases his outstanding ability to reach notes that seem impossible to hit. During our conversation, we spoke about the days past and what he has been up to since.

Slaughter released his first solo album in January 2015 titled Reflections in a Rear View Mirror. The fans have been going crazy for this release and I cannot blame them. I have my favorite narrowed down to three tracks. "Don't Turn Away" is one of them. The lyrics, the style, the sound; all timeless. 

What I discovered about Slaughter that left me intrigued is his Charity work and,  in addition to his music, he is also a voice actor. Listen to our full conversation for more. Slaughter is an artist with a passion for his craft and also helping others. He works with St. Judes Children Hospital using his talent to help those in need which is remarkable.

Slaughter also likes to involve his fans. In a recent contest he ran on Facebook, Slaughter awarded ten lucky fans an autographed copy of his solo release Reflections in a Rear View Mirror along with two sets of guitar picks. Fans immediately took on the challenge of replicating the album cover for a chance at one of the coveted prizes. One fan, named Eliza, stood out to me. She had been faced with some difficult life challenges, but seeing Slaughter tell her that she won elated her. She immediately thanked him and explained that the smile it brought to her was a needed one and she was going to get through. 

For all this and more, be sure to listen to our full conversation. Please follow Mark Slaughter on social media. Check out his website. Share it with friends. Buy Reflections in a Rear View Mirror today. Let me know what you think. ~Missy


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Mark Slaughter Tour Dates

07/19/2024 : 80's Rock Invasion @ Promenade: Toledo, OH
07/20/2024 : 80's Rock Invasion @ Kewadin C: St. Ignace, MI
07/24/2024 : California Mid-State Fair: Paso Robles, CA
07/26/2024 : Mid Summer Music Fest 2024: Menahga, MN
07/27/2024 : The Casino at Dania Beach: Dania Beach, FL
07/31/2024 : Sweetwater County Fair: Rock Springs, WY
08/02/2024 : Rockin' The 80's!: Fort Wayne, IN
08/07/2024 : Douglas County Fairgrounds( 스테: Roseburg, OR
08/10/2024 : Ho Chunk Gaming: Wittenberg, WI
08/16/2024 : Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater: Decatur, IL
08/24/2024 : THE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 20: Gatlinburg, TN
08/30/2024 : Obetz Zucchinifest: Obetz, OH
09/06/2024 : Kingman Theater Rocks: Kingman, KS
09/08/2024 : Grand Sierra Resort and Casino: Reno, NV
09/13/2024 : The Showroom at the Golden Nug: Las Vegas, NV
09/14/2024 : The Lumberyard: Canyon, TX
09/20/2024 : The Mill Terre Haute: Terre Haute, IN
09/25/2024 : The Big E: West Springfield, MA
09/26/2024 : SLAUGHTER : Derry, NH
09/27/2024 : Patchogue Theatre for the Perf: Patchogue, NY
09/28/2024 : Starland Ballroom: Sayreville, NJ
10/05/2024 : 7 Clans First Council Casino H: Newkirk, OK
10/18/2024 : Arcada Theatre: St Charles, IL
10/19/2024 : Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas : Kansas City, MO
01/19/2025 : Whisky A Go Go: West Hollywood, CA

About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!