NewsDecember 30, 2016 7:55 PM ET16,743 views

Of Mice & Men singer Austin Carlile quits band

Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has announced his exit from the band. Via a lengthly statement (see below), Carlile explains that his Marfan syndrome has become increasingly exacerbated by touring and performing, to the point where he can no longer continue to do so without causing "permanent and irrevocable damage to my spinal cord and nervous system." Of Mice & Men will continue on as a four-piece, while Carlile will now live in Costa Rica, where he continues to "heal, rest, and write."

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anonymous 12/30/2016 5:10:09 PM

Thank god

anonymous 12/30/2016 5:10:14 PM

Yo chill with the caps lock my man.

anonymous 12/30/2016 5:33:29 PM

you always write headlines in such a sensational manner. It's semantics but quitting has such a wildly different connotation then how this dude left the band or retired.

anonymous 12/30/2016 5:34:43 PM

more like he never thought to turn off Caps Lock

anonymous 12/30/2016 5:35:16 PM

hate this band so fcking much, but that sounds excruciating

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:10:56 PM

R.I.P. nu-metal revival 2012-2016

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:36:54 PM

Of Mice & Toilet

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:37:14 PM

"I NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE US" - Todd Jones.

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:45:51 PM

RIP completely unnecessary band member

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:51:38 PM

Lmao and it ture that SHAVO the boys den Mlkn and myself - oh sorry, it me- srj tmkn sod fame! We were the first to suffer from the marzipan syndrome (cool kinda sci fi band name xD) back in hm..think SHAVO first got us sick back in h&M..96! XD lmao the doctors said our matrix plan (LOL spell check gone wrong) simdrone would prevent us from ever releasing our hit single..chip SUY! Back in the day lmao now that doctor blastin chip SUY during every open heart surgery xD

anonymous 12/30/2016 6:53:06 PM

Oh ya our drummer we never speak of (Jon dolman) died from the marzipan syndrome back in hm...96 DX

anonymous 12/30/2016 7:04:00 PM

Aaron Pauley is the better vocalist anyway. Album sales will drop since fan girls won't be buying the music.

anonymous 12/30/2016 7:57:40 PM

Didn't thank jerry....

anonymous 12/30/2016 7:58:21 PM

No TL;DR? K, I'll say it. TL;DR no c... Oh, wait. NO CARE EVER

anonymous 12/30/2016 10:00:49 PM

fck this band.

anonymous 12/31/2016 12:58:33 AM

may as well use this out to try his hand at something/anything else to maintain some form of relevance without having any professional skills. logical move in hindsight, really... i think we all agree this kind of music has been played out for years now and practicioners look extremely odd doing it at 30

anonymous 12/31/2016 2:44:17 AM

he was barely even on their last two albums anyway. lol @ their fans acting like this is some huge loss.

anonymous 12/31/2016 4:22:54 AM

i had the feels till the multiple G-bombs came in.

anonymous 12/31/2016 5:26:49 AM

Just like the ampersand tattoo on my thumb, we will not fade

anonymous 12/31/2016 5:42:15 AM

just like the poop in my toilet we will not flush

anonymous 12/31/2016 7:29:38 AM

this guy sang maybe like 30 percent of the time...he would just get on stage and randomly point at people...this band sucks anyways..

Rick____tocchet 12/31/2016 8:28:02 AM

Never once listened to this band and never will.

anonymous 12/31/2016 8:59:08 AM

Srj tmkn soad fame is my absolute favorite.

anonymous 12/31/2016 1:24:52 PM

Long overdue. Let's be honest this band was only good during the self titled // the flood eras. The only people who liked restoring force are jocks, 14 year old girls, and 25 year old douche bags who think avenged sevenfold is metal. Now just ditch Aaron potty and this band might have a chance again.

anonymous 1/2/2017 6:16:39 AM

rude, self-obsessed egomaniac who was removed from his first band for crude behavior and having relations with underage girls is heralded as he leaves his "metalcore" turned nu-metal / buttrock band; fck this clown

anonymous 1/5/2017 11:47:09 AM

CHAKA MALIK HERE. I AM AVAILABLE TO SING FOR YOUR BAND OF MICE. BURN IS GOING NOWHERE AND I NEED TO BE IN A BETTER BAND. CALL MY AGENT MATT PIKE.

anonymous 1/5/2017 5:23:06 PM

Should have thought about this before you went and got covered in tattoos Good luck finding a real job, jerk




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