He is calling on Jon Bon Jovi to contact him to sort out the issue.
Why Jon, and why now?
Well, Brush wants to release a new Skid Row record. As for the JBJ part it's slightly more complicated, but this is what supposedly happened:
- Jon had a generous publishing deal with Skid Row in the 80s (I think this part is fairly common knowledge);
- Jon apparently asked the late Gary Moore for use of the "Skid Row" name, to which Moore said he'd have to contact Brush Shiels;
- Jon never contacted Brush Shiels;
- Gary Moore was reportedly paid $35,000 for use of the name but apparently this never happened either.
Brush has apparently told Irish radio he is prepared to take this to court*, so it'll be interesting to see how the saga plays out.
*Thanks for the tip, Alan
Here is Brush's video...