Despite recent objections by Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow, Icelene Jones, Rock the Bells organizers Guerilla Union say the upcoming virtual performance of the late rapper is “absolutely” going to happen.
Guerrilla Union founder, Chang Weisberg, recently ensured that they have been working with, and in contact with, the right people to make sure ODB appears at the 2013 Rock The Bells festival.
“I’m aware that she’s disappointed,” Chang said, in a recent interview with Radio. “But the fact she’s reaching out to RZA and Divine [Mitchell Diggs, RZA’s brother] is a great thing. We”re working through it.”
Chang also added that several parties have been working to make Ol’ Dirty’s performance happen, including the rapper’s mother and the rest of his family.
“We are going to work with the entire ODB family, including Divine and Cherry [Jones], ODB’s mother,” he explained. “It involves quite a few people actually. We want to do the right thing. We’re having all the right discussions. We’ll be speaking with all the right people. You can best believe that at the wishes of RZA and Divine from Wu-Tang Clan, as long as this looks and feels the way they want it to go down, it’s absolutely going to happen.”
As far as claims by Icelene that a cease-and-desist was sent off to Guerilla Union, Chang says that isn’t true.
Rock The Bells X is slated to take place in four cities — San Bernardino, California (September 7-8); Mountain View, California (September 14-15); Washington, D.C. (September 28-29); and Rutherford, New Jersey (October 4-5).