Back in September of 2009, Chiodos made this statement about Craig Owens’ departure:
“To all of our friends, family, and fans: We would like to let you know that
we have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos. This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen. We wish Craig well . We will absolutely be continuing on as a band and we will keep you informed as this next chapter unfolds. Chiodos fans are the best fans in the world and all we can ask of you, after everything you have already given us, is to share in our excitement for this next album. We promise you will not be disappointed…………Brad, Jason, Pat, and Matt”
This statement was seen as a result of Craig’s attempted suicide on prescription Xanax in his Michigan home.
When firing Craig, the band called the frontman up, to inform him he would no longer be apart of the band. While at the same time, posting to Twitter, Myspace, and the like, explaining that he was out of the band. The public was informed before they were even off of the phone.
In the latest Alternative Press issue, Craig gives a little more detail on the break up saying that Pat McManaman (Rhythm Guitarist of Chiodos) had texted him asking “Have you killed yourself yet?” This was a while after the break up. This only adds to Chiodos’ disrespect towards Craig.
Hey “New” Chiodos, well done.
I am appalled.