NewsOctober 1, 2013 11:19 AM ET8,045 views

Down guitarist Kirk Windstein leaves band

On the heels of announcing Crowbar's new bassist, Crowbar mastermind Kirk Windstein has revealed that he will focus entirely on Crowbar. If you didn't know, Windstein has also been a member of Down since their formation. And while Windstein didn't come out and specifically say he has left Down, they are in the studio right now, so his statement can't really be interpreted any other way:
"For months now I have been posting that I am concentrating on Crowbar 100% FULL TIME... 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Crowbar and its a great feeling to put my heart and soul into something that I created so long ago. We are entering the studio 12/16 to record our 10th full length record, look for a late Spring release on E1..See y'all on the road with Crowbar!"
UPDATE #1: Down stage manager and Honky guitarist Bobby Landgraf has reportedly stepped in to fill Windstein's spot. UPDATE #2: Windstein has now issued the following:
"I am really sick of reading all of these 'unofficial' announcements. This was a mutual decision and an amicable one. Now, can me and the Crowbar fellas get to writing our new record and let my brothers in Down get to writing their new EP so we can all deliver the music that makes y'all happy. That's all that really matters!"

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