Every time they break up
January 18, 2022

Every Time I Die break up

Acclaimed metalcore and hardcore band Every Time I Die has announced that their last show together took place on December 11th, Loudwire reports. The band breaks up after a 20-plus year career. Every Time I Die had just released their ninth album, 'Radical', in October.

No cure for men at odds
August 16, 2021

"Fed up of betrayal" the Cure bassist leaves band

“With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all” - Simon Gallup, longtime bassist for the Cure, says in a public Facebook post, the Rolling Stone reports. When asked in the comments if his departure was health-related, Gallup responded - “I’m ok… just got fed up of betrayal".

Fading away
August 10, 2021

Chromatics break up

Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, and Nat Walker of the synth-pop quartet Chromatics have announced the break-up of their band, Consequence reports. The statement announcing Chromatics’ breakup doesn't make a mention of their longtime bandmate Johnny Jewel, who also released the group’s music through his Italians Do It Better record label. Jewel separately announced that "he’ll continue making music and supporting great art and artists through his label Italians Do It Better".

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - no more
February 22, 2021

Daft Punk split

Parisian duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who gave us some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, have split, Pitchfork reports. Daft Punk broke the news with an 8-minute video titled 'Epilogue', excerpted from their 2006 film 'Electroma'.

No burning please
September 23, 2020

Joan of Arc breaking up after one last album

Experimental rockers Joan of Arc will end their 25-year career with one final album, 'Tim Melina Theo Bobby', due December 4, Pitchfork reports. As the title implies, the album was made by the band's current lineup of Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis, and Tim Kinsella. The video for the first single 'Destiny Revision' was made up of photos taken on various Joan of Arc tours.

Public Enemy have parted ways with their charismatic MC Flavor Flav, after more than 35 years, Rolling Stone reports. The dismissal came two days after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bernie Sanders' campaign after his bandmates said they'd appear at one of his rallies in Los Angeles. Frontman Chuck D suggested on Twitter the disagreement over Sanders' rally was financially, not politically, motivated - "i there was a $bag, Flav would've been there front & centre. He will NOT do free benefit shows". Flavor Flav's cease-and-desist letter accused the campaign of using his "unauthorised likeness, image and trademarked clock in promotional materials" for a Los Angeles rally, even though the rapper "has not endorsed any political candidate". Public Enemy later performed at Sanders' LA rally, under the Public Enemy Radio banner - featuring Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws.