The Red Chord and drummer part ways
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 4:33 PM PT
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Drummer John Longstreth and The Red Chord reportedly parted ways this past weekend. According to Longstreth, the split is the result of "stylistic differences." Longstreth had originally joined The Red Chord this past spring and has previously done time with Origin and Skinless. Here's a statement from the band:
"John Longstreth is no longer in the band. To avoid any complications, we'll stick with the simple 'stylistic differences' explanation, because it's more accurate than any other. I'd like to believe we're all still on good terms. We do, however, have to cancel our upcoming shows. There are a few people filling in and helping out in the meantime to aid in finalizing new material while we find a new permanent member. A big special thanks to our original drummer, Mike Justain, for helping us out the last few days. Parties interested in trying out can send sample recordings of their playing via audio or video format to the BMA address below or e-mail the band at email@example.com. Parties are asked that they should be fully confident they can play the older Red Chord material. Serious inquiries only."