NewsFebruary 27, 2010 12:39 PM ET16,101 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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pessimist 2/27/2010 9:40:35 AM

thank god this is front page news

ItStinks 2/27/2010 9:42:19 AM

First first.

guitarist_sandy 2/27/2010 10:17:55 AM

This band is fcking weak. delete

TronxTaylor 2/27/2010 10:32:55 AM

Tony Aguilera's body is sayin' "Let's go" but his heart is sayin' "No." gay.

MuseumOfScienceHistory 2/27/2010 11:07:52 AM

sounds kind of embarassing. aren't drummers supposed to like have their shit together?

xbr00tal666x 2/27/2010 11:14:11 AM

808s and heartbreaks bro.

xbudlightx 2/27/2010 11:27:04 AM

what gays and retards. i hope someone open fires at one of their shows

wordless_chamber 2/27/2010 11:35:54 AM

perhaps use something a little more reliable than an ipod nano? asshat

sperm 2/27/2010 11:40:08 AM


jtizzle 2/27/2010 11:58:02 AM

Human beings all around the word give not a single care.

parkwaydrive 2/27/2010 12:13:36 PM


UrbanStrike 2/27/2010 12:44:08 PM


Mike 2/27/2010 2:01:28 PM

Yeah, who?

t1m_t1m 2/27/2010 2:15:31 PM

does that meen he was lip singing?

Jrocket 2/27/2010 2:38:29 PM

Click track for this easy shit music? no wonder they kicked you out

bigbabyhayzeus 2/27/2010 2:44:21 PM

808s make me so horny

Quake 2/27/2010 3:05:40 PM

is this a rap group?

stooooopid 2/27/2010 4:03:45 PM

If u can't play to a click, and you're a don't have any business being in a band.

hardware 2/27/2010 4:03:49 PM

The Airlines > The Band

youwishyourbandwascool 2/27/2010 4:05:36 PM

Using a click track live, and fcking up something so simple as an 808, would make me kick you out of my band as well.

youwishyourbandwascool 2/27/2010 4:11:12 PM

Ps, save the "real reasons" speech for a campfire story. The drummer's statement speaks for itself.

kevinjalmax 2/27/2010 4:30:17 PM

confide is stoked

usedtobeafan 2/27/2010 4:37:09 PM


GorillaTriscuits 2/27/2010 4:57:30 PM

TWA flight 808

metaljohn 2/27/2010 5:22:45 PM

lol @ 808s and heartbreaks

DaveClinch 2/27/2010 5:28:17 PM

"We will announce the real reasons behind everything soon" LOOOOOL

castro_nyhc 2/27/2010 7:07:34 PM

this band almost got beat up in my hometown for being such huge whiny bitches hahaha. fgtz.

esobrod 2/27/2010 8:00:18 PM

I don't know who these guys are, but using a click track live doesn't make you a bad drummer. Click tracks are used live to sync up the band with backing tracks.

notransfer 2/27/2010 9:28:09 PM

force haircuts

forumdrama 2/27/2010 9:51:41 PM

Had no clue who this band was till this news piece. All look like total gays, and their music is god awful. No surprise considering the name. I'm guessing it's Jesus music by the band name, too.

scaggs 2/27/2010 11:03:36 PM

UrbanStrike 2/27/2010 12:44:08 PM Who?

shots 2/28/2010 12:31:46 AM

"We will announce the real reasons behind everything soon" ie: his straightner broke

wasted_life 2/28/2010 6:02:14 AM

who? also lol @ needing a click track to play mid tempo whiney melodic puss core.

NamelessSHIT 2/28/2010 1:03:14 PM

DaveClinch 2/27/2010 5:28:17 PM "We will announce the real reasons behind everything soon" LOOOOOL The word "BEHIND", is THE word that says it all, thread closed

Hate_Goat 2/28/2010 1:14:17 PM

Hopefully our true fans will understand

awakener4two0 2/28/2010 2:17:02 PM

dude these guys are pretty br00tal idk what you guys are talking about lolzroflroflrofl

graspingtruthx 2/28/2010 5:01:45 PM

I'm sorry.. who is this band? and second.. why should I care?

Chris_of_Tyrants 2/28/2010 10:02:37 PM

Christina Aguilera used to be hot though.

thpc 3/1/2010 2:23:18 AM

replaced by fruity loops you gay

whirlxwind 3/1/2010 2:31:14 AM

Wait, who?

arson_our_savior 3/1/2010 2:40:28 AM

Terry Crews is dancing

LoydChristmas 3/1/2010 9:06:03 AM

GorillaTriscuits 2/27/2010 4:57:30 PM TWA flight 808 ...........this made me fall out of my chair.

rickrock 3/1/2010 9:37:03 AM

To reiterate...who?

deadendroadz1 3/1/2010 10:21:35 AM

i've never once been kicked out of a band.

ted_nuge 3/1/2010 10:52:17 AM

Who? Oh wait *you tubes* AHHHH whiny cry baby vocals over generic metal crap. The drummer should be happy. Fatty Tweens...hahaha

merkedez 3/1/2010 1:21:47 PM

seriously is all you people ever do it talk shit? this band is sick as fck i watched them play with asking alexandria at the rock in tucson it was sick as fck

cantfakethepunk 3/1/2010 5:56:32 PM

wait. Christina Aguilera still is pretty hot

IG88b 3/2/2010 11:59:39 AM

Whooooooo is this band, who, who who, who???

anonymous 3/21/2012 7:17:55 AM

seems trolls have gotten out of their cages and discovered the internet.... Irrelevant and ignorant comments floating everywhere. Especially the Jesus band one. that one is lulz

anonymous 3/25/2012 6:29:25 AM

Tony Aguilera is a local Arizona rich boy, lived in glendale in a semi mansion, just like the ginger from Job For A Cowboy who bought his way into the mainstream who lives in a mansion as well, he gloats about his photography more than his shit drum skills, has a small man's complex, his parents bought him his own house, he's 5'3, and tries to compensate for everything by trying to one up everyone.

anonymous 3/25/2012 6:30:32 AM

He was fired for the photography issue, and never helping to load up band equipment after the shows, and is just a shitty person in general. 1 min talking or hearing him, you can see his true colors easily, he hasn't changed.

anonymous 3/25/2012 6:31:10 AM

TWA continues to trek on without tony with success worldwide, while tony is now unknown and still forever bandless, only scumbags associate with him because they know he's rich. On another note, TWA continue to lose members because jealousies arise within the band and will continue to do so. I'm no longer a fan.

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