The bassist of Lionfight went on a racist rant and was kicked out of the band. The band has released a statement:
Today an ex band member of lionfight decided on his own to say some really shocking and racist remarks on his personal page. Not only did he offend many, including the other band members, he set back the social clock greatly by his ignorant remarks. We say ex because we cannot have that mindset and mouthpiece be a representative of us personally or what we’ve worked so damn hard for. Bryan will no longer be playing music with us. We love him like a brother and we will always be there to pick him up when he falls but we cannot move forward with him being a part of this. He...
Emmure have announced Adam Pierce as their new drummer.
We are happy to officially announce Adam Pierce being the new drummer for Emmure. His professional attitude towards touring, writing music and being in Emmure has given us a very positive and energetic outlook for the future. This may not be news to some of you as we’ve been all over the world together at this point. We welcome Adam to the group.
It is time to finally say that our original drummer Kyle Profeta has left Comeback Kid. His last show was a few weeks ago in California. Kyle has been a significant and contributing member to our band since it's inception. We wrote "All In A Year" in his bedroom back in 2000. An amazing friend and an incredible talented drummer. Thanks Kyle for the great times. See his statement we have shared below. Kyle we wish you all the best! Love you! We would also like to welcome Jesse Labovitz to the fold. He is now on his second tour with us and is killing it. We are psyched to have him on board! We're out on tour across Canada...
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have added guitarist Sadler Vaden in preparation for their upcoming summer tour--dates are in the replies. Isbell releases his second solo album Southeastern on June 11 via Thirty Tigers.
Kjartan Sveinsson has left Sigur Rós permanently. The band revealed the news today during their AMA on Reddit. On a positive note, the band stated that their new album would be "more aggressive" this time around. You can watch a tour teaser that features some new music in the replies.
After yesterday's comments by For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds, he has decided to leave the band in pursuits of Bible college with his wife. A statement from vocalist Mattie Montgomery can be viewed in the replies.
Update:Mike Reynolds has posted a statement of his own.
After their show in Connecticut tomorrow, Sparks The Rescue will continue on as a two piece. The band has plans to hit the studio by the end of January and they are already lining up tours for next year. You can read statements from each of the guys in the replies.
Kid Comahave parted ways with their drummer who is also keeping the name. The band is continuing on without him and will now be known as Allcoy. They will be still be playing November 28th & 29th with D.R.U.G.S. at The Pike Room in Pontiac, MI and plan to release an album early 2011.
The Get Go and Scott Murphy have mutually decided to part ways. Scott is going to focus on his covers album series in Japan. Brian Lee (ex-White Tie Affair) will be his replacement. The band will be entering the studio this week to record for their US debut with Marc McClusky.
Josh Augustine, Bryan Aldrich, and Griff Powe have all left Radio Pirate DJ. The members have gone on to form a new band called Lies Like Me. Their first song "Open Your Eyes" can be heard on their myspace.