Alternative Press has learned that Emarosa lead vocalist, Jonny Craig, has been removed from the band’s lineup.
The band issued this statement:
“As of today, Jonny Craig is no longer a member of Emarosa. This decision has been a hard one to make, but we feel it is in the best interest for the band going forward.”
Emarosa is continuing on without Craig and will play all scheduled shows. There is a possibility Tillian Pearson (ex Tides of Man) will fill in the spot as he did in February.
The Bamboozle Festival is back for a three day event with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, Lil Wayne, Motley Crue, A Day to Remember and Bruno Mars headlining individually the three shows. The festival will take place at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ.
So I know that everyone is aware of the recent Jonny Craig scams. And I’m sure that everyone is even MORE aware of his incredible drug addiction. However, he is apparently trying to fix that unhealthy addiction by checking into a Northern Hollywood rehab center with help from ‘MusiCares’. Hopefully all of this isn’t just to hide the fact that he ripped off a ton of people. Or maybe it’s to gain back his reputation? Although, that reputation of his is so severed that I doubt he could ever make a comeback from all this. In other news, Rise Records and the Artery Foundation are “assuming financial responsibility” for all those victimized by Craig’s scams. So all in all, everyone is back to happiness. Except maybe Jonny, who is currently going through withdrawal and many many MANY interventions.
(Source: AP Magazine)