NewsDecember 24, 2006 1:22 AM ET9,572 views

The Acacia Strain loses guitarist

Guitarist Daniel Daponde has amicably left The Acacia Strain as a result of health issues. The band is not currently in search of a replacement. Here's a statement from singer Vincent Bennett: "We haven't spoken in a while so I figured I'd bring you guys up to speed. The Daniel has bowed out gracefully. For those of you have been asking about Daniel J. Daponde, here are your answers: due to health problems, Dan has been forced to leave his position as a badass guitar player in The Acacia Strain. We miss him a whole bunch, and we are sure you all do as well. Wish him luck in his future endeavors."

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