In the first bit of sad news of the day, New Found Glory have announced that Steve Klein is no longer in the band after 15 years and being a founder of the outlet. In a statement released by the band on Facebook, they advised fans that they will be hitting the studio after the Parahoy! Cruise sans Klein. Apparently, the other members had some “differences” with the guitarist which eventually led to the decision to boot him out.
For some fans, this might be a shock since Klein was just on board on their recent US and Australian tours.
Read the full statement below:
To All Our Fans,
It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Steve Klein is no longer a part of New Found Glory. We’ve had our differences with Steve over the years that have led us to this decision. We love Steve however personal differences have guided this decision and we no longer feel we can work with him. Rest assured that New Found Glory will still go on! After the Parahoy Cruise we are planning to write a new record and start this new chapter for our band. We have not decided on who will fill Steve’s position however we will let you know our plans as soon as we figure that out. We love you, our fans, so much and appreciate your dedication and loyalty to our band. We hope you stick by us during this difficult time.
We love you,
Chad, Jordan, Cyrus, and Ian
Like most of the comments on the Facebook thread, let the “…and it’s all downhill from here” jokes begin.