Friday, August 21, 2009

Jim Lindberg leaves Pennywise.

Jim Lindberg, the lead singer of Pennywise, has announced that he will be leaving the band after nineteen years. Pennywise was a main stay on the Warped Tour, which coincides with my recent coverage. They were on it for years and remained friendly with the director and the producer of the tour Kevin Lyman over time.
They were a big force on it, and will still be going as a band with the three remaining members being Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury, who will be starting to look for a new lead singer.

Pennywise was a leader of the southern california punk movement hailing from Hermosa Beach starting off in 1988. They released an amazing nine full length albums, a dvd, a couple live releases among a million shows around the world.

The three remaining members of the band just released the following statement:

"After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.
The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We've had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We're looking forward to what the future may bring."

Sincerely Fletcher, Randy and Byron"

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