In a new interview with France’s Duke TV, David Shankle expressed his shock over Logan‘s charges and voiced his desire to see his colleague move past the allegations.
“Unfortunately, that’s a sad thing, when I found out about that, that Karl was arrested with some B.S. about child p*rnography,” Shankle said :
“I hope, for Karl‘s sake and his family, that he will come out of this standing strong, and if there is any truth to any of it that he’ll get the help that he needs because he’s a great guitar player,” David continued. “He was always a nice guy to me, and this is still a shock.
“There’s people that come to me and [former MANOWAR guitarist] Ross [The Boss] every day that say, ‘You should be back in the band,’ or, ‘Should it be Ross?’ Well, that’s neither here or there. That band is Joey [DeMaio, bass] and Eric [Adams, vocals] and whoever they got, good luck. I hope it works out for you. But Ross and I, we’ve made our legacy and our time in that band.
“I do wish the best for Karl. I do hope the dust can settle and he can hold his head up high, ’cause that’s an awful accusation,” Shankle added. “And from my heart to him, I hope it’s not true and I hope a lot of it’s just misunderstood to where he can hold no shame. So that’s all I’ve got to say about that.”