NewsFebruary 27, 2010 12:39 PM ET16,072 views

The Word Alive kicks out drummer

The Word Alive has booted drummer Tony Aguilera from their line-up. Aguilera was the first to address the situation, issuing a lengthy statement which can be found here. The most telling portion of his remarks seem to be the following: "On our last tour I messed up when the click track I play to off of an iPod Nano started a click late and an 808 was off. Apparently those little mistakes were enough because I was told shortly after we got home from our last tour that they were going to be looking for a new drummer. I had no idea this was going to happen, and had no warning that I was in danger of being kicked out and prior to being told this I would have called them my best friends. I had no problems with anyone in the band, and based on what I thought we were all still good friends and were stoked to write our upcoming full length together. Even though we hadn't practiced or jammed together a single time since before we recorded our CD in March, over 10 months ago, (we played over a hundred shows since then), I am not going to be given the opportunity to show my talent and improvement on the new CD, and even though I've done all the work as a drummer to get them where they are. (Warped Tour, Bamboozle, whatever other tours they've gotten) I guess I can't suck THAT bad..right? So to sum it up this all goes to getting fucked over by the few friends I thought I had." The band's remaining members have subsequently released the following: "We will announce the real reasons behind everything soon, all we can hope is that people will be understanding and patient enough to wait, as well as understanding enough to know we would never do something we didn't feel was the best for TWA. All decisions are made as a group, and there's so much misinformation floating around. It's disheartening to see several fans attacking us without having heard the full story. Hopefully our true fans will understand; the ones who don't, we apologize."

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