Joseph Poole better known by the stage name Wednesday 13, is an American singer and musician with an unknown net worth and salary. As well as his solo career, he is known for being the frontman of Murderdolls. On the list of his work done till the end, he has also played in several other bands, including Maniac Spider Trash, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, Bourbon Crow, and Gunfire 76.
Born as Joseph Poole on August 12, 1976 in Lexington, North Carolina, U.S., Wednesday began his musical career in 1992 by playing guitar in the band called Mizery. The band later became Psycho Opera and which featured guitarist Abby Normal, drummer Jeff Washam, bassist Michael Patrick, and lead vocalist Todd Cage. Later he left the band to form next one called Maniac Spider Trash. In the band he was the lead vocalist. The band released one EP, Dumpster Mummies, on Dead Hell Records in 1994. This was followed by an album, Murder Happy Fairytales, in 1995; the album remained unreleased until October 5, 2010.
Then he went to form the Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, which included Maniac Spider Trash's guitarist and drummer, Abby Normal and Sicko Zero. The band featured several different guitarists, bassists, and drummers over the years, leaving Poole to continue as the only original member. Sicko Zero was the last member to quit the band. Shortly after, Poole was forced to form another line-up before joining Murderdolls. After that he was contacted by Joey Jordison of Slipknot and was asked to join Jordison's new horror punk band, Murderdolls. Originally formed as a collaboration between Jordison and Tripp Eisen of Static-X, Poole was revealed as the driving force of the band after he switched from bass guitar to lead vocalist. Murderdolls released one EP in 2002, Right to Remain Violent, to promote their forthcoming album of the same year, Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls.
After the Murderdolls went on hiatus in 2004, Poole went on a solo tour of the United Kingdom in March 2004, called the Graveyard A Go-Go tour. For his live performances, he was joined by members of horror punk band Death Becomes You, though this was not meant to be permanent. In 2005, after touring, Poole released his debut album "Transylvania 90210", and made a promotional video for the track "I Walked with a Zombie", depicting the band members in footage from the original Night of the Living Dead horror movie. On November 14, 2008, Poole released his first live album, Fuck It, We'll Do It Live. The CD/DVD package was recorded in 2008 at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pennsylvania.