Former Manson Guitarist Putesky Joins Jack Off Jill

In a classic case of sticking to what you know, Scott Putesky (best known for his days as Marilyn Manson’s guitarist Daisy Berkowitz) has joined another Florida-based goth rock outfit, Jack Off Jill.

Putesky has replaced guitarist Hoho Spade, and is currently writing new songs with the band and rehearsing for a tour that Jack Off Jill hopes to launch in the spring. Putesky told MTV News Online that he first crossed paths with the band on the Florida club circuit when he was with Manson (then playing under the name Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids).

“Jessicka and Robin Moulder are the heart of Jack Off Jill, and we’ve been friends for years,” Putesky said of his new bandmates. “We live 20 miles apart, so it seemed natural.”

Putesky is currently getting acquainted with Jack Off Jill’s latest album, “Sexless Demons And Scars,” in preparation for the tour.

“I only got the record a couple of months ago, and I found that I really like the material. It’s
not like I’ll just be joining a cover band,” the guitarist said.

Putesky noted that the band will release a remix EP this summer which will mark the debut of his first studio work with Jack Off Jill, and may include new material that he is currently writing with the band.

While he says that Jack Off Jill will become the focus of much of his creative energy, Putesky will continue his current project, an endeavor dubbed Three Ton Gate in which the guitarist wears different musical hats in creating music for soundtracks. Putesky said that, as the only member of Three Ton Gate, he can work on the project as his schedule allows and will continue to distribute his CDs via his website (at http://www.spookykids.com/threetongate/).

Putesky is also moving ahead with the wrongful termination lawsuit he filed against Marilyn Manson last year. As we first reported in September (see “Manson
Sued By Former Guitarist”
), Putesky spent six years in Manson’s band and left just before the band released “Anti-Christ Superstar.” Putesky is seeking thousands of dollars in royalties, publishing rights, and performance fees he feels he is owed, and says that depositions will be taken in the case on May 4.