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Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 04:34 PM
Ashley Cadwallader has left Smalls. PropertyOfZack is reporting this is due to homophobia from her bandmates.
After months of struggling with the decision, Cadwallader realized she could no longer take the abuse and vitriole [sic] thrown at her by her own bandmates because they refused the accept the fact that she is gay.

The band has sent in a message to POZ, denying any homophobia or abuse:
Her leaving the band was a professional break. It had nothing to do with my past relationship with her, or who she is as a person. I’ve always expressed nothing but love, and respect to not only her but the people around me. I grew up with a home with a mother who taught me well; love others...
Jason Tate on 07/23/14 - 10:03 AM
Close Your Eyes bassist/backing vocalist Sonny Vega has left the band in order to focus on his new child. He has been replaced by Alex Whitten.
A lot of you have been asking about Sonny, so we would like to clear that whole thing up. Sonny and his wife are having a baby and he would like to be home to be a full time husband and dad. We are super happy for Sonny, and it just worked out that a long time friend of the band, Alex Whitten, was finishing college at the same time. So, Alex will be taking Sonny's place in the band.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/14/14 - 03:40 PM
After 21 years, drummer Jeremy Taggart has left Our Lady Peace.
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Jeremy as the drummer in OLP. Jeremy was important to us all and we wish him nothing but the best as he explores life outside OLP and pursues new goals.

A wise man once said "change is the law of life and those who only look to the past are certain to miss the future." We will always treasure our past but we are truly excited about the future. We've just finished recording new music with producer Mike Elizondo and will be showcasing some of the new material on the upcoming summer shows.

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Jason Tate on 07/08/14 - 01:56 PM
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot recently suffered a minor stroke. Longtime Young collaborator Rick Rosas will be filling in on the band's upcoming European tour. We wish Talbot a speedy recovery.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:23 PM
Corey Ayd has left Banner Pilot.
We have some crummy news to share – Corey has decided to leave Banner Pilot, and played his final show with us last weekend. It's been awesome to have him as part of the band for the last few years, and we're bummed to see him go. Luckily, it's just because he has other cool stuff going on in his life right now, and not for a bad reason like him being adamant about moving the band in a ska direction. Luckily for all of you, you can still check him out in his other band, The Manix, and we recommend you do so. So, what does this mean for the other three sad sacks in Banner Pilot? Well, it means we need a new guitar player! If you're interested, shoot an...
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 01:38 PM
Dads' new bass player is Ryan Azada.

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Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 01:16 PM
Billy Corgan has confirmed Mike Byrne is no longer with Smashing Pumpkins.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 04:55 PM
Ian Crawford, formerly of The Cab, has joined Never Shout Never.
Jason Tate on 06/12/14 - 02:29 PM
Bad Religion's guitarist Greg Hetson has left the band.
Jason Tate on 05/07/14 - 12:07 PM
Gawker is reporting that Kliph Scurlock was kicked out of the Flaming Lips for disagreeing with Wayne Coyne about the appropriateness of wearing "Native-American headdresses."
Kliph Scurlock confirmed to Indian Country Today Media Network that he was fired by Wayne Coyne for criticizing Christina Fallin. "I was fired for telling Christina to go fuck herself after her lame-ass 'apology' when people got upset at her stupid headdress photo," he wrote. "That happened in mid-March. I wasn't anywhere around during the performance [at Norman Music Festival] the other night."

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Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 10:44 AM
After 40 years in AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. The band will carry on without him.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/21/14 - 06:08 PM
La Dispute posted a statement about the departure of guitarist Kevin Whittemore.
For those of you not present at either our Grand Rapids or our Cleveland show this past Sunday and Monday respectively (excepting of course close friends not in attendance who were privy to this information prior to the commencement of tour), Kevin has, after roughly ten years of standing to my left and playing guitar in La Dispute, decided to move on to pursue other endeavors. Unsurprisingly, he’s stepping only sideways in his passion, opting instead to pursue the building of beautiful guitars rather than to play guitar beautifully as a profession, enrolling in a luthiery school here in our home...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/18/14 - 09:56 AM
Shane Blay, the new frontman of Wovenwar, has posted an update to clarify that he will still be in Oh, Sleeper as well.
To put to rest the rumors that I'm leaving Oh Sleeper I tell you this: Micah and I started this band 8 years ago and have stayed with it through the thick and thin. That is still the case. Its tattoo'd on my chest for crying out loud. As long as Oh Sleeper is a band, I'll be in it.
Jason Tate on 04/17/14 - 11:18 AM
Last night at La Dispute's hometown show in Grand Rapids, the band announced on stage guitar player Kevin Whittemore will be leaving the band after the current tour.

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Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:28 PM
Wovenwar is the new band from former As I Lay Dying members. Next Monday the band will release their first single, "All Rise." A video teaser is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:41 AM
It's official, Daylight has changed their name to Superheaven.
Long story short, we legally cannot operate under the band name “Daylight” anymore. So we’re changing it. The music we write, the members we have, and the message we put forth remain unchanged. We will still perform any and all of the music we have written together up to this point.

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Jason Tate on 04/07/14 - 10:16 AM
Protest The Hero have parted ways with bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi.
Arif has decided that the touring schedule we have signed up for to support Volition is more intense than what he is prepared to commit. He is actively involved with other projects at home and being a full time band member isn't a practical thing. Though he has and will be missed out on the road with his brothers, everything was left on a positive note and we are open to his involvement down the road and only time will see how it all plays out. In the meantime, our longtime friend and tourmate Cam McLellan will be filling in on bass duties for the rest of the cycle. As an amazing musician, co-writer and producer of...
Jason Tate on 04/03/14 - 10:34 AM
Hole will be reuniting with the band's mid-90s lineup. In a new interview with Quietus, Love confirms that guitarist Eric Erlandson, drummer Patty Schemel, and bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur are rehearsing new material.
Jason Tate on 04/02/14 - 10:56 AM
Due to circumstances out of their hands, The Atlantic had to change their band name. They have now changed their name to Paper|Cities. You can stream their new single, "Dead Inside" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 07:37 PM
Gordon Skene has left Frightened Rabbit.
We are sad to announce that Gordon is no longer a member of Frightened Rabbit. For 3 years he was a vital part of the band and his contribution to Pedestrian Verse was massive in making what we believe to be our best record yet. There is no more to tell other than sometimes things just don't work out and when people have differing opinions often the best option is to simply part ways and get on with life separately. We wish Gordon all the best in whatever he decides to do and are sure that whatever he does next will be as much fun and as successful as his time in FR.

Scott, Andy, Grant and Billy x

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Jason Tate on 03/25/14 - 01:12 PM
Red City Radio has recently confirmed that Ryan Donovan from Nothington will be Paul Pendley's replacement on guitar.
Hey everyone! We're super excited to announce that Ryan Donovan of Nothington bass guitar fame will be stepping up into the unenviable role of playing guitar for Red City Radio following Paul's departure. WELCOME RYAN! As most of you know, Paul's last show will be April 12th in OKC. We're also excited that Garrett, who sang lead on most of Titles, will be transitioning to full time lead vocalist. All of our European tour dates are still happening. You'll be hearing more from us soon! Be awesome to each other!
Deborah Remus on 03/20/14 - 10:05 AM
Christian Wagner on 03/17/14 - 02:48 PM
Handguns have parted ways with drummer Woody Spokas.
Anyone who was expecting to see me on the Love like tour with All time Low and Man Overboard sorry but I won't be seeing you guys. With the tour approaching fast I figured it's about time I released a statement. Handguns decided that it's best for me to part ways with the band. I was a member of Handguns for the past 2 years and exceeded way more than I thought I ever would in my life. It was the best 2 years I've ever had in my life and will hold onto those memories and the people that I've met forever. My position in the band can be replaced without a doubt but, those accomplishments and the stories I made will never be ...
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/15/14 - 04:25 PM
Vocalist/guitarist Paul Pendley has left Red City Radio. The band will confirm his last shows and who will be replacing him on Monday.
Deborah Remus on 03/13/14 - 08:42 AM
Fast Astronaut (ex-The Dear Hunter) is looking for another member to join the band. They're looking for a bassist that can sing, but are open to other submissions as well. They're also based out of Nashville, Tennessee. So if you fit all of those things, send them over an email at fastastronaut@gmail.com. You can also stream the band's new EP in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/10/14 - 09:46 PM
Frankie Muniz has left Kingsfoil.
Very sad to announce that Feb 7th at the University of Wyoming was my final show performing as the drummer of Kingsfoil. Due to scheduling conflicts in the coming months, the guys in the band decided to replace me as the drummer a few weeks ago. Although I'm sad about not being a part of the band, I understand their decision and support them moving forward!

I want to thank all my fans and the fans of Kingsfoil for supporting me while I got to live out one of my dreams. Playing drums in a touring rock band was incredible, and I will remember the times I was lucky enough to experience forever!

I've been extremely fortunate to be a part of...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/24/14 - 07:01 AM
Texas In July have announced J.T. Cavey as their new vocalist. They are currently working on a new album. Watch a video announcement from the band in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/17/14 - 08:42 AM
Old Gray have added Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak (The World Is..., One Hundred Year Ocean) as a second guitarist. A message from the band is also in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 02/12/14 - 07:15 AM
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/07/14 - 09:49 PM
Basement are back together and will be playing shows this summer.
In the autumn of 2012 we made a decision as a band to put things on hold, as many of us had other commitments in our lives that needed to take priority. Almost two years on, for the most part now settled in where we want to be, it feels like there is space for change. When we put out the hiatus statement, we genuinely thought we were going to be away for quite a while, and we didn't see any chance of having free time to do anything other than focus on our professional lives. We're glad that this is not the case. We are really excited to say that Basement will be playing shows this summer, and we’re looking forward to...
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/14 - 09:07 AM
Marc Walloch, guitarist for Company of Thieves, has parted ways with the band.
Jason Tate on 01/17/14 - 11:00 AM
Major League and singer Nick Trask have amicably parted ways. You can read statements from both sides in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/09/14 - 08:16 AM
Slipknot have parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison.
It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future...
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/12/13 - 07:19 PM
Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, Riff Raff is the newest member of The Neighbourhood.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/09/13 - 10:42 PM
Three members of Quiet Out Loud have quit the band according to a blog post by ex-member Matt Lillie. I know what you're thinking, "who the fuck are these guys and why do I care?" Well, I'm with you ... I'm only posting it because someone threatened to sue Zack for this same post and well, fuck that.
Then he proceeded to threaten me with physical violence while to claim everything as his own when the rest of the band including myself decided to go on with the show with a fill in. So that we didn’t hurt the bands reputation or let down fans. (picture below). Now last time I check a “good mature 28 year old man” doesn’t do this type of stuff. Also over the past few days he has proceeded...
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 01:45 PM
It appears that the Pixies have fired new bassist Kim Shattuck, who was selected earlier this year to replace Kim Deal for the reunion shows in support of the band's EP1.
Chris Collum on 11/30/13 - 09:02 AM
In a Facebook post, Black Flag singer Ron Reyes says that during the band's Nov. 24 show he was effectively fired mid-set.
On November 24th 2013 the last night of the Australian Hits and Pits tour with two songs left in the set Mike V comes on stage stares me down, takes my mic and says "You're done, party's over get off it's over..." He said something else to me but it was a lie so I won't repeat it here. So with a sense of great relief that it was finally over I left the stage and walked to the hotel room. They finished the set with Mike V on vocals. There is much more that can and perhaps should be said. But for now I will spare you the gory details. The writing was on the wall since...
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 12:49 PM
Secret Band (members of Dance Gavin Dance) have posted updates on their status, DGD's contract with Rise, and new line-up changes.
Soooooooo, the newest DGD album was the end of the current contract with Rise, that might give you an idea as to Secret band's delay, also we added Martin Bianchini to our lineup on guitar, he played some guest guitar on the DGD song "the jiggler," we also added Jordan Mccoy on bass, who has toured in DGD on bass before...
Jack Appleby on 11/19/13 - 10:46 PM
According to a Facebook post, Joseph Garcia has decided to leave The Bunny The Bear.
Unfortunately my time with The bunny the bear has come to an end, but fret not! You will be seeing the return of the old bear! to all the people I've had the pleasure to meet, you were all fantastic and I consider you all family! Till next time, seacrest out!
Jason Tate on 11/04/13 - 02:59 PM
The Company We Keep vocalist Haden Brightwell will not be touring with the band; TCWK will perform their 11/14 - 11/16 dates with a replacement vocalist, and has dropped all other tour dates. A statement from guitarist Brian Southall is below, with another expected in the coming weeks.
Branden & I wanted nothing more than to spend these next few weeks on stage playing our new album for anyone that would listen, but now that will not be possible. Unfortunately, Haden informed us last week that she will be unable to join us on this tour. Her reasons are not ours to share. Our friend Kara Dupuy has offered to help us out during this time so that we can at least perform at our 2 Album...
Jack Appleby on 11/04/13 - 08:23 AM
Former The Acacia Strain guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz has joined Legend. The band will release a new album in early 2014 via Rise Records.
I'm very proud to announce that I'm the newest addition to the band Legend. I will be lead guitar/principal songwriter and I couldn’t be more excited. I have continued writing material as always, searching for someone with a huge voice to carry my music. Upon brainstorming I almost shit my pants when I imagined Chad Ruhlig’s voice over my riffs! I got in touch with him to sing on some of my songs for fun and he threw the idea out to just be in Legend. Being a fan of The Pale Horse record, I accepted the invitation and here we are today...
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/28/13 - 02:32 PM
All Shall Perish bassist Mike Tiner spoke with Metal Injection about how Suicide Silence's management basically gave the band no choice but to fire their former vocalist Eddie Hermida, who was then announced as the new vocalist of Suicide Silence a short time later.
Suicide Silence's management informed us of all of the things All Shall Perish would and would not be "allowed" to do. All Shall Perish could not play a show until Eddie was well "established" as the new singer of Suicide Silence. Suicide Silence's management told us that they would have to be well into their new album and touring cycle before All Shall Perish could be seen again with Eddie," Tiner told Metal Injection.
Jason Tate on 10/25/13 - 12:42 PM
Kyle Even has left Breathe Carolina. The band made the announcement in a a video that can be watched in the replies. The band also announced that they would be releasing a new album titled Savages in 2014.

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Drew Beringer on 10/16/13 - 05:45 PM
Guitarist Jesse Lawson has left Sleeping With Sirens

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Drew Beringer on 10/16/13 - 05:38 PM
Mike Ieradi from The Kindred will be the brand new drummer for Protest the Hero.
Deborah Remus on 10/11/13 - 04:52 PM
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