10 hard rock bands that fired important members

Being in a band is a lot like being in a wedding most of the time. Outside of the millions of shows you have to put on year after year, you always have to make sure you get back to the reason you loved performing in the first place. If it was a musical wedding, these bands were for the divorce court.

Once these bands tasted success, it became clear that there were one or two people who were no longer carrying their own weight.

Whether it was because they let their egos go to their heads or simply because of a difference of opinion over the direction of the band, these musicians were sent packing their bags and left with no hope of becoming a star. rock and roll.

It wasn’t just random expulsions either. Often these musicians were key to the band’s sound and helped write many of their classic songs.

Although some of them fell into oblivion, it’s also interesting to look back at how these bands recovered and how the musicians rose from pariah status in the music industry. These situations are always heartbreaking for everyone involved, but what’s rock and roll without at least some kind of drama?

Slipknot’s dynamic really started to change over time. Compared to the 9 maniacs who were on stage night after night, the Knot is much more like a brotherhood now, with each member giving their all in every performance. That doesn’t mean they haven’t had obstacles along the way, though.

After tragically losing Paul Gray to drugs once the All Hope is Gone tour ended, the Maggots suffered another blow when they learned they were also parting ways with Joey Jordison.

Considering this is a band known for having 3 percussionists, losing Joey was one of the biggest bombs you could have asked for, as he was the one who named the band and delivered an onslaught after the other on songs like Psychosocial and the Heretical Anthem.

They managed to survive, however, by recruiting Jay Weinberg from Against Me! and moving from strength to strength on .5 the Gray Chapter in memory of their late bassist. Although Joey always intended to get back together with Slipknot later, it all became impossible when we lost him in July.

Still, they better be at least on good terms before it all ends. Whether inside or outside of Slipknot, Joey will always be part of the Slipknot family.

Virginia F. Goins