For the past few days, several of the more gossip column themed websites have been stating that Motley Crue’s founding axe-slinger Mick Mars was exiting the band and now today we get the official confirmation and a statement from the members of the group. Mick Mars has indeed stepped down from the band that he helped to start and launch into a stratospheric success. Read on down below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Editorial thoughts are forthcoming.
From Queensryche: Hello Queensryche Fans, Parker Lundgren, guitarist for Queensryche, has recently decided to step down to pursue other business ventures, which he has become very invested in over the past couple of years. For over a decade it has been a great pleasure watching him evolve and flourish as a guitarist, song writer, and most importantly, a wonderful human being. Parker will always be family to us and we wish him all the success in the world with his new endeavors. Take hold, Brother!
In light of the recently reported sex scandal on numerous wire services regarding founding member and bassist Dave Ellefson, Dave Mustaine has released a statement which when all is said and done releases the musician from band service. I have provided said statement down below for your perusal.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add to this and hope that all involved can come out of this in the best possible fashion in some time. I will admit that I don’t know the complete story or like reporting on this sort of thing.
Yesterday we helped to share the news about Martijn Westerholt announcing Delain’s return to being a project-based band as all members, including singer Charlotte Wessels, had left the current lineup (seen HERE for the folks who didn’t see it). Now its time to share what Charlotte has to say about this news.
Delain has been my world for nearing 16 years, which is half of my life and my entire career. So it is with a heavy heart that I am confirming that Delain will continue as Martijn’s solo project, and my involvement with Delain ends here.
At this time, I know that you might have questions about the ‘why’ in all of this. I fully understand and respect that. Simply put, it is the sad conclusion of more than a year of trying to find solutions to built up grievances. Part of me feels like I’m letting all of you down, I’d like you to know that this decision was not taken lightly and I apologise to those of you who had high hopes of seeing all of us together live on stage again after lockdown. Until recently, I thought this might still be in the cards for us as well.
Hey All, Well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.