Last week blogs went buzzing about the departure of two members from Chiodos. Speculation also spread like wildfire about a possible return to the group from former frontman Craig Owens. This week I've been jotting down some thoughts on why an original line-up of any band is so important to us. What makes one person's addition or subtraction so crucial to any band? Do we sometimes hold onto the past so much, that we constantly base our future expectations on one album or song written years earlier? Give the piece a read, and let us know your thoughts on it in the replies. I'm very interested in the examples you guys come up with on this one.
According to a Falling in Reversefansite, claiming to have a direct twitter message from Ronnie: they have "fired" their bass player Mika from the band because "he doesn't know how to tune his bass and he's an asshole."
The Classic Crime are no longer with Tooth and Nail Records, and their guitar player Justin Duque has left the band to focus on his new born baby. The band's lead singer has started a side project called The Vocal Few with his wife.
In the midst of recording, Us, From Outside has parted way with lead singer Michael Crimlis. Kenny Davis, the bassist, has replaced Crimlis. You can listen to a new song called "Revived" in the replies with Davis singing.
Bury Your Dead vocalist Myke Terry has left the band and will be pursuing a solo career. Previous Bury Your Dead vocalist Mat Bruso is returning for the group's new album. A press release from Terry's camp can be found in the replies.
Misfits bassist Jerry Only revealed in a recent interview that the band has been forced to part with drummer Robo due to travel restrictions. He has been replaced by Eric "The Goat" Arce of Murphy's Law. The band's new album will be titled The Devil's Rain.