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Wednesday 13 (aka Joesph Poole) musical career began in 1992 when he played guitar in the band Mizery which later became Psycho Opera which also featured guitarist Abby Normal, drummer Jeff Washam, bassist Micheal Patrick and lead vocalist Todd Cage. Poole left that band to be the lead vocalist and form Maniac Spider Trash alongside Abby Normal, Michael Patrick and Sicko Zero. From 1992 through 1996, he fronted the band, despite never reaching a degree of success. The band released one EP, Dumpster Mummies, before disbanding. Poole went on to form the Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, which included Maniac Spider Trash's guitarist and drummer Abby Normal and Sicko Zero, respectively.

Between 1996 and 2002, the Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 released five studio albums and six EPs. They were also featured on tribute albums for Alice Cooper, and Sweet. The band broke up in 2002, around the time Poole was drafted by Murderdolls guitarist Tripp Eisen to front the side project, which enjoyed much more success than that of his previous bands, particularly in Japan and the United Kingdom.

The Murderdolls released an EP and one studio album, Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls, before announcing their indefinite hiatus. After this, Poole began performing in a solo band, under the "Wednesday 13" moniker, and with the help of fellow musicians Piggy D, Kid Kid and Ghastly, he released his first solo album, Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead during summer 2005.

In May 2006, the Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 announced their reunion, which was followed by a tour with one of Poole's idols, Alice Cooper, and a box set of the band's discography, entitled Little Box of Horrors. However, the band remains mostly inactive, as Poole has kept focus on Wednesday 13 and an outlaw country side project, Bourbon Crow, which also features Wednesday 13 bassist Kid Kid.

In early 2006, Piggy D, Kid Kid and Ghastly left Wednesday 13 to pursue other options. Still, Wednesday 13's second studio album, Fang Bang, featured drumming and background vocals by Ghastly and Kid Kid, respectively. The album was released on September 12, 2006 worldwide, although it had been released in Europe a month prior.

In February 2008, a Wednesday 13 DVD, titled Weirdo A-Go-Go, was released by Poole. This was followed months later by the band's third studio album, Skeletons, as well as a complimentary EP entitled Bloodwork, which were each self-released on April 29, 2008. Skeletons was meant to precede the Bloodwork EP by one month, however by the release date of Skeletons, Bloodwork had also become available for digital download.

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Added by DivaLaRevolution on December 22, 2008