Guitarist Fred Mascherino Leaves Taking Back Sunday
Fromm Takingbacksunday.com ... "After four great years and two successful gold albums together, Fred has decided to leave Taking Back Sunday to pursue his solo career. We wish him well and we are working on the next Taking Back Sunday album as we speak.
We wanted to let you guys know and then get back to working on the music. No drama, just riffs.On that note, Fred´s album The Color Fred´s BEND TO BREAK is coming out on October 30.
The Louder Now Parttwo CD/DVD is coming out November 20. You want webisodes, we got webisodes. You want unreleased live videos? Got that too. Lots of bonus features and behind the scenes goodies on this one. More on that soon. The next Taking Back Sunday album is in its very early stages. As always, we will be updating you on that as we go along.
MTV.com caught up with Mascherino, who commented, "I felt like during the time we were together, we made some great music together, but it was getting to the point where I felt I had taken the road as long as I possibly could. [...] I hoped to write another record, for sure. But there wasn´t a lot of writing going on between the five of us, honestly. We weren´t really coming together. I felt like it was just a good time to move on, because I was pretty sure I could never make another record with these four guys."