He's still a member of Dance Gavin Dance. Hell, their bassist Eric Lodge is still a member, but he hasn't toured with them in years.
Would that really make him a member then? If they only tour with fill-ins and wait for him to get back after that, I'll believe it. Otherwise, eh.
But either way, I don't know why they insist on keeping him in the band. I'm all for them being his friends and helping him out as a human being, but should they really keep putting thier future in his hands?
Jonny and DGD are the Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor of music. Functionable at the beginning, split up and back together way too often, really painful to watch by the most recent couple of seasons.