Asking Alexandria Issue Statement About Frontman’s Departure

Several hours after former Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop announced he had left the band he fronted since 2008, the rest of the band members, more specifically guitarist and founding member Ben Bruce has spoken out about Worsnop’s departure, reassuring fans that this is just a new chapter for them.

In a long post on Facebook, he reassured fans, like Worsnop, that the band will continue with a brand new lead singer who will be fronting the band during their time on this year’s Vans Warped Tour during the Summer.

Instead of pointing out to everything Bruce said in the post, it might be better to read the entire thing below.

“It’s with heavy heart that I must announce, yet I am sure comes as no surprise to you all, that Danny has decided to leave Asking Alexandria to pursue other musical interests.

Before you lose your composure and think this is the end I would like to say that myself, James, Cam and Sam have all been in this since day one.

We love Asking Alexandria and we love every single fan/AAFamily member around the world. As with any family there are ups and downs. There are good times and hard times. A family is there to support you and help you in your darkest hours. We have been and always will be there for you guys and just this once we ask for you guys to help us out. Be our strength and our shoulder to lean on.

Asking Alexandria will not be slowing down. We are going to tour harder than ever and we are going to write the greatest record of our career.

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be spending all summer touring the European festival circuit and across North America on the Vans Warped tour with our new singer, playing a set list FOR THE FANS. We know you are here for us and we know this might seem like a scary time for us all, but we will be fine.

We will stand tall and prove to the world that Asking Alexandria is bigger than just one person. It’s bigger than just myself, James, Cam and Sam. Asking Alexandria is a family made up of the most dedicated fans around the globe and nothing and no one can hold us down. This isn’t the end, this is the start of a whole new chapter.

This is where we come together and make history. We want to thank the key people who have stood by us: Ash Avildsen and Sumerian Records, Kevin Lyman and Warped Tour, our management team Kyle, Diony and everyone at 5B, and most importantly YOU reading this.

Yes you, because without you, Asking Alexandria would not be possible. I cannot wait to share our new songs with you and I’m so SO excited to get back on the road and see you all again. Stay tuned to find out who the new singer of AA is.

Take care of yourselves, stay positive and we will see you all very soon. 

Ben”

In other news, someone had started a petition on Change.Org to have Riff Raff become the new frontman for Asking Alexandria. We are not even sure if this was intended as a joke or if Riff Raff started it to legitimately be considered to front the metalcore band, after all the rapper is going to be on this year’s Warped Tour alongside the group.

Taking Back Sunday to Re-Release ‘Happiness Is…’, Unveil New Music Video

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We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again; Taking Back Sunday have become one of the hardest working bands of 2014.

With all the tours they’ve been on this year (and there’s still a month and a half left), and the new album they put out earlier this year, we’re sure TBS have only had a handful of days off.

Exactly a week ago, the band revealed plans to head out on another North American tour at the beginning of 2015 with The Menzinger and letlive. and now we know why they will be hitting the touring circuit once again; they’ll be re-releasing Happiness Is… in a special edition box set.

The box set which has been titled The Complete Recordings: Happiness Is…, is a limited edition 7″ box set featuring six previously unreleased B-sides and acoustic tracks.

The box set is slated to drop on Feb. 24 through Hopeless Records, but if you want it, you’re going to have to be one of the first to pre-order it because the band have announced that only 1,000 of them have been made.

As if that wasn’t enough Taking Back Sunday news for the day, the band went on to celebrate the announcement by releasing a new music video for their track, “All the Way.” The music video features live footage from what we’re assuming to be from one of their many tour stops of 2014.

Check out the video below as well as the full tracklisting for the upcoming re-release.

THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS: HAPPINESS IS… 7-INCH BOX SET TRACKLIST:

Record 1:

“Flicker, Fade”
“Stood a Chance”

Record 2:

“All the Way”
“Beat Up Car”

Record 3:

“It Takes More”
“They Don’t Have Any Friends”

Record 4:

“Better Homes and Gardens”
“Like You Do”

Record 5:

“We Were Younger Then”
“Nothing At All”

Record 6:

“How I Met Your Mother” *
“This Is Happening” *

Record 7:

“Can You Feel That (Here I Am)” *
“Stood a Chance (Acoustic)” *

Record 8:

“Better Homes and Gardens (Acoustic)” *
“Like You Do (Acoustic)” *

*Previously Unreleased/Rare Tracks