The Word Alive announces departure of drummer

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A week before their final tour of 2016 is set to kick off, The Word Alive has unveiled some heartbreaking news to fans. On Thursday (Nov. 3), the Arizona-founded band announced that drummer Luke Holland would be departing the lineup. Instead of his departure being effective immediately, it was announced that Holland would stay with the band until the end of their “Overdose” tour. Taking to their Facebook page, the band unveiled the news that after five years behind the TWA drum kit, Holland has decided to “explore other musical endeavors and pursue passions outside of The Word Alive”

While the musician’s departure isn’t set to officially happen for another month, the group also state that they wanted the fans to know before the tour kicked off in order for them to “celebrate this chapter coming to an end” and not be blindsided at the beginning of 2017. Holland spoke with Alternative Press shortly after the post was uploaded onto the band’s social media account. “I don’t have anything in particular lined up, but I do want to focus even more on my craft and get back to what gave me a fan base in the first place, which was YouTube,” the musician told the publication. “I have a lot of respect for my fans and know that they are the reason I’m not just a man who loves drumming, but rather a man who gets to make a career out of it. I am open to any gig offers currently, but am not in a rush by any means.”

The group’s full letter addressing Holland’s soon departure can currently be seen here. As for the upcoming tour, the “Overdose” tour is set to kick off on Nov. 11 at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR and wrap up on Dec. 18 at the Nile Theater in the band’s home state of Arizona. The Overdose tour is in support of the band’s recently released record, Dark Matter. The complete tour itinerary can be seen below while tickets are currently available on the band’s website.

OVERDOSE TOUR DATES:

Nov. 11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Nov. 13 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper

Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Nov. 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

Nov. 18 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

Nov. 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

Nov. 21 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s

Nov. 22 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Station

Nov. 23 – London, Ontario @ Rum Runners

Nov. 24 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Brass Monkey

Nov. 25 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Tulipe

Nov. 26 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Salle Multi

Nov. 27 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Nov. 29 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall

Nov. 30 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

Dec. 1 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage

Dec. 2 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

Dec. 3 – Reading, PA @ Reverb

Dec. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

Dec. 6 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater

Dec. 7 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dec. 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall

Dec. 9 – Knoxville, TN @ The International

Dec. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Dec. 11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

Dec. 13 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

Dec. 14 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Dec. 18 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

Former Asking Alexandria frontman officially returns to band

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In a shocking update, Asking Alexandria has announced that former frontman Danny Worsnop has returned to the band, replacing Denis Stoff. On Friday (Oct. 21), founding member/guitarist Ben Bruce made the revelation in an eight-and-a-half minute clip. About a minute into the Facebook live video, Bruce confirms that the band, and Stoff, had departed ways; barely two years after the Make Me Famous singer joined the group. Bruce explains that the band did not kick Stoff out, but rather, the former singer just stopped speaking to them all together.

“Basically, to a cut a long story short, we didn’t kick Denis out of the band. He just stopped talking to us,” Bruce explains in the clip. “Everything seemed fine and then he just stopped responding. I texted him a bunch, loads of emails back and forth, no response whatsoever.”

As the video continues, we hear Bruce’s side of the story as well as if he regretted adding Stoff to the lineup for the year and a half that he was with them. “Do I regret the last year and a half I spent touring the world with Denis? Absolutely not. Do I regret releasing and writing The Black? Absolutely not. Do I go back on anything I said? Absolutely not. The Black was a very honest and open record and that is I felt at the time, how we all felt at the time. We’ve moved on, we’ve moved upwards. I’m not gonna sit here and talk shit on Denis, he came into this band and he was amazing for us at the time. We had a blast with him, we had the best time ever.”

But one good thing came out of Stoff’s not-so-sublte departure; original singer Worsnop and the rest of the guys of Asking Alexandria have buried the hatchet. Last month, Worsnop had teased posted on social media that he was on his way to visit Bruce and From First To Last’s Matt Good to “maybe play a little music.”

“Obviously over the last sort of few months we’ve rekindled our relationship with Danny and what happened in the past sucked and it hurt us, obviously I said things and Danny has said things—that happens,” says Bruce in the video. “It was in the past and it was shit. But at the end of the day, we’ve been best friends for a decade and that’s why this is the move that’s right for us. Right for us as a band. Right for us as people and friends and right for us as Asking Alexandria. This is full circle. This is right back where we started and why we started the band.”

Worsnop left the band in early 2015 when he decided “to pursue other musical interests” in the form of his band We Are Harlot. Shortly after Worsnop’s departure, the remaining members enlisted Stoff to take over vocals for not only their live shows, but also for their recently released record, The Black.

Bruce’s Facebook live stream can currently be viewed here, while the complete transcript of the video, courtesy of The PRP, can be found here. Asking Alexandria is set to hit the road for Sumerian Records’ “10 Years of the Black” tour. The British band will travel across the country with Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and Bad Omens. The trek will kick off on Oct. 25 at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle and wrap up on Dec. 6 at Livewire in Scottsdale, Ariz. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

SUMERIAN RECORDS’ 10 YEARS OF THE BLACK TOUR

10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/28 – Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory
10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/31 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/01 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
11/06 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/07 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
11/18 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa Theatre
11/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
11/23 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
11/25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/26 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
11/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
11/28 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
11/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/02 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
12/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
12/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
12/06 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire

Manchester Orchestra keyboardist departs band

After ten years in Manchester Orchestra, longtime keyboardist Chris Freeman has announced his departure from the Georgia-founded band. On Tuesday (Sept. 20), the musician took to the band’s Facebook page to announce he was leaving the band. In his letter, he reveals that his decision to leave the group he had been a part of for a decade came when he realized that he was in a place “in my career where I’ve decided to go down a new path and pursue my own projects. Freeman’s complete post to fans can be read below.

“After much consideration, I would like to announce that my time with Manchester Orchestra has come to an end.

Although I wouldn’t trade the last 10 years for anything, I’ve come to a place in my career where I’ve decided to go down a new path and pursue my own projects. While it’s difficult to say goodbye, I’m equally as excited about the road ahead and the opportunities in front of me. I will miss all of the love that I have felt from our fans, and I want to thank every person that has shared in this journey with me and supported me along the way. I’ll never stop creating art. Thank you guys for always inspiring me.

Much Love,
Christopher Michael Cheese Lightning Freeman”

Fans and the rest of the members of Manchester Orchestra seem to be supportive of Freeman’s decision to exit the band. soon after Freeman made his post, the band took to Facebook, wishing Freeman nothing “but love and all the best in his new horizons.” The band’s short statement about Freeman’s decision to leave can be read below.

“We would like to thank our friend Chris Freeman for his dedication and devotion over the last 10 years as a member of Manchester Orchestra. We wish him nothing but love and all the best in his new horizons.

– Manchester Orchestra”

Freeman’s departure comes two years after Manchester Orchestra released their acoustic album, Hope. While not an official studio record, the album featured the band performing acoustic version of the songs featured on their fourth studio album, Cope.

The Devil Wears Prada announce drummer’s departure

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Last March, the Devil Wears Prada said good-bye to guitarist Chris Rubey, and now, it looks like they’re going to be down another member. Over the weekend, the group took to Facebook to confirm the departure of longtime drummer, Daniel Williams. The band’s statement about the departure was simple, letting their followers know that Williams had left and that they were putting the finishing touches on their new album.

“With respect, we would like to let our fans know that Daniel is no longer in The Devil Wears Prada. We wish him nothing but the best with everything he does going forward. We’re putting the finishing touches on our new album and look forward to releasing new music very soon. Much love, TDWP,” the band’s statement read.

After the band wrote up their short piece, it appears that many of their fans wanted to know what happened, so they began to ask Williams questions. In an attempt to sedate all the fans, the sticksman, posted several responses to their questions. His Twitter responses can be seen below.

As of now, the band has not revealed whether or not they are in the middle of searching for a new drummer or if they already have one. Williams was with the band since their formation in 2005. But, it appears that an answer will soon be given because the group is set to perform at Chicago’s inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival on July 15.

I See Stars Ask Guitarist, Keyboardist to Leave Band

‘Tis the season for bands to be losing members. Hot on the heels of Paramore’s Jeremy Davis leaving the band he co-founded and all members of Emmure leaving their own group, another band has been added to that growing list. On Wednesday (Dec. 23), it was revealed that I See Stars had asked their screamer/keyboardist Zach Johnson and guitarist Jimmy Gregerson to leave the group . Taking to Instagram, both musicians confirmed the revelations.

According to Gregerson, the departure actually happened months ago but the reason behind the decision is still unknown. “I am no longer in I See Stars,” he posted. “I did not choose to leave, I was asked to leave. Why? I’m not really sure. I guess the rest of the guys felt they needed a change.” In a similar, short statement, Johnson mirrored Gregerson’s news. “I was let go months ago. I don’t know why.”

While both musicians admit that they don’t know what lies in the future for them, they do reveal that each has been keeping busy. “As for my future plans, they are up in the air right now,” Gregerson writes. “I have been bouncing around the country working for various bands. As of late, I have been working exclusively with Metro Station.”

Johnson, on the other hand, announced that he has been writing and is planning on putting together a new group very soon. Through the negative outcome, one thing is for sure, both Gregerson and Johnson admit that there is no bad blood between them and the remaining members of I See Stars. Both Instagram posts can be seen below.

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The news of Johnson and Gregerson’s “departure” comes a few days after I See Stars announced a co-headlining tour with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for 2016. The tour is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 17, 2016 at Soundstage in Baltimore and wrap up on March 25, 2016 at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

I SEE STARS/ CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! 2016 TOUR DATES:

02/17 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
02/18 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
02/19 Freehold, NJ @ Gamechanger World
02/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
02/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
02/23 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
02/24 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
02/25 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
02/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
02/27 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
02/29 Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
03/01 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
03/02 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
03/03 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
03/04 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
03/05 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
03/06 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
03/08 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
03/09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/10 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
03/11 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
03/12 San Diego, CA @ Lampost Warehouse
03/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
03/18 Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
03/23 Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
03/24 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
03/25 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Paramore Part Ways with Longtime Bassist

Guess Paramore is no longer into their bassist. On Monday evening (Dec. 14), the band took to Facebook to inform their fans that longtime bassist and co-founder, Jeremy Davis, had left the band. In the lengthy post, the band which now consists of frontwoman Hayley Williams and Taylor York, begin the letter by reminiscing about the “Self-Titled era” and how it was the “most fulfilling moments” of their lives.

Then, things take a turn for the worse when they reveal that the post had been “written and re-written [this] countless times.” They follow it up by ripping the bandage off and revealing that Davis had left the band. There is no exact reason given as to why Davis decided to leave the band, but it does sound like he may have another project in the works. Read Paramore’s complete Facebook post below.

“These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet… as people, as friends, and as a band. The Self-Titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we’d eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.

We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.”

Davis’ recent departure is not the first time that the bassist has left the band. Back in 2004, around the time that the band was first forming, he left the band for about six months for “personal reasons.” He was soon asked to return to the group, which he did, and stayed with them until his departure on Monday.

This, of course, isn’t the first major lineup shake-up from the Paramore camp. In 2010, co-founders/lead guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro both left the band though, as we all know, it was not on good terms. Since then, the Farro brothers have been doing their own thing in the music world with Josh recently releasing new music under the monkier, Farro.

As for Paramore, it doesn’t sound like they’ll be slowing down any time soon, at least according to the letter. While there is no mention of new music, the band will be heading out on the second voyage of their PARAHOY! Cruise which was announced back in October. The four-day excursion will feature performances from Paramore, X Ambassadors, LIGHTS, mewithoutYou, Vacationer, New Found Glory, and CHVRCHES. Passengers, and the bands alike, will also get the chance to visit Miami and Cozumel, Mexico during the trip.

The Used Part Ways with Longtime Guitarist

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Back in February, The Used announced that longtime guitarist, Quinn Allman would be taking a yearlong break from the band. At the time, it was just a break and fans were led to believe that Allman would return to the group once his break was over. During that time, they had enlisted help from Saosin guitarist, Justin Shekoski, to fill in the vacancy.

On Thursday (Nov. 19), The Used officially announced Allman was no longer in the band and that Shekoski will be filling in the vacancy. Taking to Facebook, the band wrote that they thank the guitarist for all the “beautiful memories” and that it was all a result of “mutual understanding.” The Used’s complete statement about the departure can be seen below.

“Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can’t wait to see you on the road!”

As of now, only frontman Bert McCracken and bassist Jeph Howard remain as the only founding members of the Utah band. In a happy twist, the band revealed earlier this week that they will be hitting the road in 2016 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the group’s formation. During the tour, they will before two-night events in each city where during the first night they will play their self-titled debut album and on the second night they’ll play their sophomore album, In Love and Death.

Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington Part Ways

 

Looks like the Stone Temple Pilots are once again down a vocalist. Over the weekend, during an interview, former vocalist Scott Weiland revealed he had heard through the grapevine that current frontman, Chester Bennington, had left the group. On Monday (Nov. 9), the band and Bennington confirmed the news of the vocalist’s departure.

Bennington, who as we all know fronts Linkin Park had been working double duty for both bands since 2013, so it kind of comes as no surprise that the never-ending-work for the two groups finally caught up to him. In a statement, Bennington writes that the experience was great, but with all the things he has going on,”one of them always seems to fall short.” Instead of carrying it out and giving STP the bare minimal attention, Bennington just decided to leave the group.

Read his statement below.

The last few years have been an amazing experience. I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up. With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, and with the needs of my family, one of them always seems to fall short. Going in to this, the four of us… Robert, Eric, Dean and myself knew what we were up against. We decided in due fairness to friends, fans and the legacy of STP that it needs more than time was allowing me. And in all fairness to my bandmates in Linkin Park, as well as to myself and to my family, I’m going to focus solely on Linkin Park so I can contribute 100%. It’s been an amazing experience and a dream come true, and I look forward to the future of both STP and Linkin Park.

– Chester

In response, the remaining members of STP (Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, and Eric Kretz) mirrored Bennington’s own sentiments. But instead of dwelling on missing an integral part of the band, the group revealed in the letter that they had been “playing with some very talented singers over the last few months,” and will continue until they find what they are looking for.

Read the band’s statement below.

What an amazing and beautiful few years we’ve all had together. It was our honor to play and see all of you recently on tour. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time together with Chester not only professionally, but even more so on a personal level. Sadly, it was evident that scheduling and time was working against us. Within this, there is a new beginning. There is an abundance of new music written, some of which is already recorded. We have had the fortune of playing with some very talented singers over the last few months and will continue to do so until each of us feels and knows when the right person arrives.

With love,
Robert, Eric & Dean

Bennington joined Stone Temple Pilots back in 2013 and was featured on the band’s most recent record, High Rise.

Falling in Reverse Guitarist Leaves Band

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Falling in Reverse is going to be down a member during their upcoming set of tours. On Friday (Oct. 30), longtime guitarist Jacky Vincent revealed that he had left the group after being with them since the inception of the group. In a statement released exclusively to Alternative Press, the guitarist as well as Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke, announced that the “split is amicable” and that all “parties are on good terms.” The press release can be read below.

“Falling In Reverse has announced that Jacky Vincent is leaving the band to concentrate on his solo career.

Ronnie Radke said, “I remember the first time I met Jacky, I walked out of prison and he was waiting there so stoked. Hands down one of the greatest guitar players to ever live. And one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. I wish him nothing but the best. Love you Jacky.”

Jacky Vincent said, “I can’t thank Ronnie, Derek and Ryan enough for the last 5 years. I will most likely never laugh as hard again in my life. I feel proud to have played with such brilliant musicians and I will miss touring with them enormously. I am forever grateful to have experienced what I did in Falling in Reverse and I feel very fortunate to have lived what I dreamt of doing for so many years. To the fans, I loved meeting you all. I kept as many as your gifts and letters as I could and they all mean so much. Thank you for everything.”

The split is amicable and all parties are on good terms.

All upcoming shows will go on as currently scheduled.”

At the time of the press release, there was no mention of who will be replacing Vincent. Instead, it appears that Radke and company already have someone and will be revealing their identity soon. Fans of the band will be introduced to the new member during Falling in Reverse’s upcoming “Supervillains Tour” with Attila, Metro Station, and Assuming We Survive. Dates for that tour as well as “The Christmas Vacation Tour” with Atreyu and From Ashes to New, can be seen below.

SUPERVILLAINS TOUR DATES:

Nov. 04 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
Nov. 05 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
Nov. 06 San Diego, CA – SOMA
Nov. 07 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 10 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
Nov. 11 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 14 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 15 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Nov. 16 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
Nov. 18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
Nov. 20 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Nov. 21 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Nov. 22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Nov. 24 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 25 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 27 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
Nov. 28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 29 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Dec. 01 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Dec. 02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Dec. 04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Dec. 05 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Dec. 06 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec. 08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Dec. 09 Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center

THE CHRISTMAS VACATION TOUR DATES:

Dec. 11 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Dec. 14 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Dec. 15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Dec. 17 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Dec. 18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Dec. 19 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Dec. 20 Fresno, CA – Woodward Rotary Amphitheatre

Falling in Reverse’s latest album,  Just Like You, was released back in February. Now that Vincent has left the group, the only remaining member from the original lineup is Radke.

Former Sleeping with Sirens Guitarist Explains Departure

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It’s been two years since Jesse Lawson announced that he, and Sleeping with Sirens, were parting ways. At the time of his departure, he revealed that he wanted to spend more time with his family and focus on a new musical venture and that there was no bad blood between the former bandmates. Now, Lawson has revealed the real reason behind his departed, and no, it’s not at all dramatic.

Heading over to the BadChristian podcast, which is produced by Emery’s Toby Morrell and Matt Carter as well as former bassist Joey Svendsen, Lawson revealed that his heart just wasn’t in it anymore. A valid and honest reason.

“My heart just … wasn’t in it anymore,” he explained. “It’s so weird because you have all these other bands who are like, ‘You’re crazy. You play these huge shows. You would be insane to not stick that out.’ But the thing was, my heart just stopped vibing with it; the music at times, the lifestyle at times, the people at times.”

but if that last comment made it seem like there some “shade” being thrown at the members of Sleeping with Sirens, Lawson quickly nips that in the bud.

“And that’s not saying the Sirens guys were assholes or anything. I mean, I’d be lying if I said that we didn’t get in fights. Any band who says they don’t get in fights are lying—you do get in fights. You’re brothers, essentially, and you’re around those people all the time. So it wasn’t necessarily that, I just stopped… believing in it.”

Apparently, not believing anymore wasn’t the only thing that was wearing him down. Lawson even admits that the green-eyed monster even showed up, especially when it began to become the “Kellin Quinn Show.”

“When I started to kinda get pushed away [and had] a bad taste in my mouth with the band, it was just so much like… the Kellin show,” he told the podcast. “And that’s nothing that he did on purpose; that’s nothing that he could choose, that’s just how it went.”

Listen to the complete podcast below.

But even without Sleeping with Sirens, Lawson has moved on. The musician released his first solo single, “August 5th” earlier this month. The song is taken off of his solo EP, Projections, which is currently out on iTunes.