Boston, Massachusetts band Doomriders has announced the departure of bass player Jebb Riley (ex-There Were Wires), who has subsequently been replaced by Chris Johnson (Summoner). The group has issued this statement:
"It's time to make a bittersweet announcement. Jebb is moving on. He's our brother and we love him with all our hearts and wish him the best. It's been an honor making noise with him for over a decade. He's always going to be a part of this family. We could never find someone to fill his shoes (literally! Size 16!!) but we'd like to proudly welcome Chris Johnson to the band even though he has tiny little baby feet. Some of you have seen him twisting knobs behind the soundboard at our shows or playing with his other band Summoner. Welcome to hell little man. Sorry in advance. Jebb we love you brother."Meanwhile, Riley had this to say:
"Congratulations to the guys in Doomriders who are playing shows again. However, after 12+ years I'm no longer playing with them. I never made an official announcement, but the free Slayer show in April of last year was my last show. I left to focus my time and energy on being with my wife and 2 daughters, and tattooing full time in Portsmouth, NH. It was a hard decision to make, but ultimately a good one. I'm sure I'll play music again, but right now I'm happy tattooing and being a father. Good luck and thank you to my brothers with whom I was lucky enough to share a stage, van, and many years. If you want to get in touch with me you can do that here www.jebbriley.com"
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