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Three Days Grace Share Intimate Details of Singer Adam Gontier’s Departure

Ethan Miller, Getty Images The recent exit of Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier from the group shocked many in the music industry, but probably no one more than the rest of his bandmates. After offering a very brief statement on Gontier’s exit and revealing that My Darkest Days frontman Matt Walst would be filling in on their upcoming tour with Shinedown, more and more details have begun to leak out. Initially it was stated that a “health issue” was part of the reason for Gontier’s sudden exit , but the vocalist later told fans that he had not suffered a relapse in his sobriety and that he had decided the time had come to “evolve on his own terms.” For their part, Three Days Grace issued another statement after the initial posting stating that they were shocked to hear the news, but were committed to their tour and still felt a passion for what they were doing. Not soon after his exit, it was revealed that Gontier was planning a solo show at a New York City benefit on Jan. 17, which raised a few more eyebrows. Having some time to deal with the aftermath of Gontier’s exit, the group has decided to let fans in on the timeline of the singer’s departure and today (Jan. 16)  offered a Facebook posting with more intimate details about the split. It reads as follows: It had been our desire to keep an internal band matter just that, internal. However, after public statements by Adam we feel the need to give our fans the facts. Here’s the exact timeline of events over the past few weeks. On December 21, 2012, Neil and Brad (via email), our manager and business manager (via federal express) received a letter from Adam’s lawyer stating, “Please be advised effective immediately Adam is terminating his involvement with the band Three Days Grace. Adam has been wrestling with a health issue, outlined in the attached letter (a doctor’s letter dated December 14), which would have precluded him from touring with the band in 2013 and he wants the group to continue moving forward as they see fit while not holding them back.” As you can imagine, this came as a complete shock to us. We had just played a series of shows in Hartford and Peterborough the preceding week with no mention from Adam of any health issues or that this resignation letter was coming. We had no idea then that the December 15th Hartford show (which we played one day after the date of the doctor’s note attached to Adam’s lawyer’s letter) would be our final show with Adam as lead singer. After receiving Adam’s lawyer’s letter, Brad sent Adam a text offering to get together to make sure that Adam’s decision was in fact the decision he wanted to make, a final decision, and to talk through any issues. As Brad said, “It would suck to end a twenty year relationship through a lawyer.” Brad’s invitation was declined by Adam via a text stating, “My decision is 100%. My relationship with Three Days Grace is over.” We were then surprised to learn that even though we were told on December 21st that Adam was not able to tour with the band due to health concerns, he apparently planned on participating in a show on January 17 in New York City, as a solo artist. How would you feel if you were in our shoes? Someone you had known for 20 years, whom you had grown up with, gone through ups and downs with, shared dreams with, ends that relationship as if you had known him for a single day with a letter from a lawyer. With a new album and new tour about to begin, and music that everyone in the band is proud to play and promote, we were quickly left to come up with a way to continue what we started. We had a tour for “Transit of Venus” scheduled to start in a month, and we felt we owed it to our fans and ourselves to go through with it. As we have said before, our fans are the best. You have stood with us through good times and bad times and you are the reason we do what we do. We appreciate more than we can say in words the support we have received during this time. This is not about choosing sides or deciding who’s right or who’s wrong. This is about being honest with you. Adam has made his choice and we wish him well. We care about our band, and we care about honouring our commitments to you, the fans. Three Days Grace has never been about one single band member and it never will be. After touring is complete, we will move forward. In what shape and form, that is yet to be determined. What we can tell you is that and are excited to rock live and we can’t wait to see you all on the road. Given the new information from the band, now how would you vote in our recent Readers Poll about the Three Days Grace singer situation? Voice your opinion by clicking on the red button below: [button href=”” title=”Vote in the Three Days Grace Singer Swap Readers Poll” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl to Host SiriusXM ‘Sound City’ Show

Theo Wargo, Getty Images As if he didn’t already have enough to do, Dave Grohl has picked up another new gig: Host for satellite radio provider SiriusXM, where the Foo Fighters frontman will be behind the mic for a limited-run series titled ‘Dave Grohl Presents Sound City.’ As astute readers have probably already guessed, Grohl’s show will tie in with his upcoming ‘Sound City’ documentary , which takes a loving look back at some of the many classic songs and albums recorded at the legendary studio of the same name. If you think devoting a film and radio show to a defunct old studio seems a little excessive, never fear: Grohl has plenty of material to work from, as Sound City played host to a long list of acts that included Fleetwood Mac , Metallica , and Tom Petty (not to mention Nirvana ) before closing its doors. “I’m so proud of the Sound City film and beyond excited for the world to see what I’ve been working on for the past year,” Grohl said in a statement announcing the show. “Even before that, though, I’m grateful to SiriusXM for giving me the opportunity to share all this great music and to let people know what got me excited about Sound City in the first place.” ‘Dave Grohl Presents Sound City’ is scheduled to debut this Thursday (Nov. 29) at 4pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26, with subsequent shows airing on different channels. See the full schedule below: Thursday, November 29 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Vinyl, channel 26: 1970-1975 (Neil Young, Spirit, Dr. John, Buckingham/Nicks, Elton John, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Nils Lofgren, Fleetwood Mac) Thursday, December 6 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind, channel 25: 1975-1978 (War, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick) Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 pm ET on Classic Rewind, channel 25:  1979-1982 (Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Santana, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Fear, Barry Manilow) Thursday, December 20 at 4:00 pm ET on Hair Nation, channel 39:  1983-1985 (Dio, Rick Springfield, Saxon, Ratt, Loudness, Tom Petty, Y&T) Thursday, December 27 at 4:00 pm ET on Lithium, channel 34:  1991-1993 (Nirvana, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Rage Against The Machine, Rancid) Thursday, January 3 at 4:00 pm ET on Octane, channel 37:  1993-1996 (Kyuss, Slayer, Danzig, Tom Petty, Jayhawks, Black Crowes, Johnny Cash) Thursday, January 10 at 4:00 pm ET on Lithium, channel 34:  1998-2007 (Queens Of The Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Frank Black And The Catholics, Terror, Nine Inch Nails) Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 pm ET:  2008-2011 (Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Metallica, Eagles Of Death Metal, Isis, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon) Thursday, January 24 at 4:00 pm ET:  A discussion of the making of Sound City with Dave Grohl ?

New Music Releases – December 2012

Reprise New music releases are usually sparse as the calendar year comes to an end. Despite this, there are still some albums, box sets and other releases to pick up this December. Perhaps the most anticipated album the year’s final month will come Dec. 11 when  Green Day  complete their trilogy with the release of ‘¡Tré!’ The first two albums of the band’s project, ‘¡Uno!’ and ‘¡Dos!’ were met with critical acclaim, and there’s no reason to expect a different reaction to ‘¡Tré!’ Metallica will be releasing their ‘Quebec Magnetic’ DVD/Blu-ray in December. ‘Quebec Magnetic,’ a double DVD and single Blu-ray disc, was recorded during a two-night stint in Quebec City, Canada, in the fall of 2009 during the ‘World Magnetic Tour.’ Bands such as Chevelle , Hinder , KISS , Sully Erna and the Smashing Pumpkins will also be unleashing material. Check out these upcoming releases for December 2012. New Music Releases – December 2012: Dec. 4: Chevelle, ‘Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites’ Hinder, ‘Welcome to the Freakshow’ KISS, ‘The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982′ (Box Set) The Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness’ (Box Set) Dec. 11: Green Day, ‘¡Tré!’ Metallica, ‘Quebec Magnetic’ (DVD) Tony Iommi, ‘Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell with Black Sabbath’ (Paperback) Dec. 18: Sully Erna, ‘Avalon’ Limited Edition Box Set

Shadows Fall To Headline Fall 2012 Tour

If the world does indeed end in December 2012, Shadows Fall plan on going out in style. They will launch the ‘Party to the Apocalypse Tour’ on Oct. 12 in Worcester, Mass., with supporting bands God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and Trumpet The Harlot. It will be the first headlining tour for Shadows Fall in support of their latest album ‘Fire From The Sky,’ which was released earlier this

Led Zeppelin To Be Saluted With 2012 Kennedy Center Honor

Congrats to rock legends Led Zeppelin, who will be bestowed with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in December. For Zeppelin fans, it will be the rare opportunity to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones together in person as their reunions since the death of John Bonham have been few and far between. Their last one took place in London in 2007. ? Led Zeppelin’s influence on hard

Organizers Cancel 2012 Mayhem Cruise Set to Feature Lamb of God, Machine Head + Anthrax

Coming off one of the most successful summers to date with the Mayhem Festival, there was a lot of anticipation for what the inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise would bring this December. Unfortunately, however, the voyage has been canceled before things got out of dock. The event was set to leave the Port of Miami on Dec. 7, with the primary stop being in the Bahamas before returning to mainland on

Monster Magnet Adds U.S. Dates to ‘Spine of God’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Monster Magnet has added some U.S. dates to their previously announced European tour. The band will kick off the ‘Spine of God’ tour in November to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their full-length debut. They will be playing ‘Spine of God’ in its entirety during the tour, and U.S. fans will be able to catch shows in Brooklyn, Sayreville, N.J. and Philadelphia in December. According to frontman Dave Wyndorf, here’s

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