Black Flag frontman Ron Reyes recently spoke to Star News Online, where he explained why he left the band after the release of their 1980 EP Jealous Again. Ron states that the reason he left Black Flag was because “the scene had become too violent” and had to move to Canada. He explains:
“I had no intentions to quit. It was one of those moments where I was on stage, looked around, and this scene was a little bit of a zoo where it wouldn’t have mattered if I was preaching a sermon or talking about the green grass. I thought, ‘What’s the point of this?’ I didn’t want to be part of that. I had some friends there from Vancouver, my girlfriend was there and people were getting hurt. That’s not what I was into. I think I said, ‘I don’t want to be the background to this.’ It wasn’t, ‘I’m quitting the band and moving.’ It was living in the moment. But the band kept on playing (that night) which was right. I wouldn’t have thought for them to do it any other way.”
Black Flag broke up back in 1986, although many of the former members have reunited occasionally since. The band is expected to release a new album this year, which will be their first since 1985’s Inside My Head and their first one with Ron Reyes on vocals.
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