Wow! NYHC band Madball have released their drummer Jay Weinberg in the midst of their tour with Comeback Kid due to problems with his character. Here’s what the press release from their label’s website says,
Freddy Cricien explains why the band would let go of someone in mid-tour saying, “I’m letting Jay go in Canada because I just feel he doesn’t represent this band well on a character level. It would go against my own code of ethics to keep him around. Not saying he’s a bad drummer. I won’t take that away from him. But the reality is – he has a lot to learn about paying dues, and about life in general. Granted, he is a kid, but I’m not sure that he’ll ever be built for this particular lifestyle. I wish him the best of luck, but the MADBALL machine rolls on!”
MADBALL will finish out the tour with a (soon to be announced) replacement drummer.
All future band plans, including their upcoming European tour with Sick Of It All, and most importantly, the release of “Empire” on October 12th, remain unaffected and on schedule.
Check out their Dying Scene shows page for tour dates and locations.