With the Lower East Side club Annex soon to close, Friday, September 11 was the last Ruff Club ever. And it was most definitely epic: A.R.E. Weapons played, M.E.N. DJ’d, and the party didn’t end until seven in the morning. The end of an era, indeed.
“It’s a make-it-or-break-it period for us. We do the right thing, we’ll be able to pull into the 21st century with some kind of program. We do the wrong thing, the 21st century is going to be gone, there’ll be no coming back”
“These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from crucifixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says. “We’re performers, have been for two decades. We do the show and we wear the costumes our audience expect us to.”