Magazine Unknown - 1988
THE BOSS QUITS
Manowar, the self-styled champions of real Metal, have undergone a major personnel change. Lead guitarist Ross The Boss has left the group due to the age old reason of musical incompatibility and now intends to form his own band. This move will undoubtedly come as a severe set back to the remaining members of Manowar who are now literally days away from releasing their all important new album, 'The Metal Kings' on Atlantic Records. Ross' replacement has already been announced as Dave Shankle, a native of Chicago whom the band met whilst they were laying tracks at Universal Recording Studios.