What he said about "countless others" who have left the band, made me go check their Wikipedia page and HOLY SHIT does The Ataris have a ton of ex-members. Wonder why that is?
Marko DeSantis bass guitar (19961997)
Derrick Plourde drums (19961997)
Mike Davenport bass guitar (19982005)
Chris Knapp drums (19982005)
Patrick Riley guitar (1998)
Marco Peña guitar (19982001)
John Collura guitar, backing vocals, piano (20012007)
Paul Carabello guitar, backing vocals (20052007)
Sean Hansen bass guitar, backing vocals (20052007)
Angus Cooke cello (20052007)
Shane Chikeles drums (20052007)
Christopher Swinney guitar, backing vocals (20082010)
Jacob Dwiggins drums (20082012)
Rob Felicetti lead guitar (20102011), drums, percussion (2012)
I mean, clearly the band has been around forever, so like Saves The Day, a lot of ex-members can be expected to a certain extent, but what about bands like Jimmy Eat World? They've managed to be around as long as The Ataris and not have a million ex-members, so it really makes you wonder what goes on in their camp to cause so many people to come and go like this.
Bands like Jew have members that stay because they're making money. Bands like STD and Ataris can't do that so members quit for various reasons. Most bands in this situation break up. Just cuz they have a lot of ex members doesn't necessarily mean that Kris is an asshole, it just means he wants to continue the band even though they aren't making much money.