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Madball Splits With Drummer Jay Weinberg During Tour

Madball, which is currently on the road supporting Comeback Kid on the "Through The Noise Tour," has issued the following statement regarding splitting with drummer Jay Weinberg:

"I'm letting Jay go in Canada because I just feel he doesn't represent this band well on a character level. It would go against my own code of ethics to keep him around. Not saying he's a bad drummer. I won't take that away from him. But the reality is - he has a lot to learn about paying dues, and about life in general. Granted, he is a kid, but I'm not sure that he'll ever be built for this particular lifestyle. I wish him the best of luck, but the Madball machine rolls on!”

Madball is still set to finish out the tour with a soon to be announced replacement drummer. All future band plans, including the band's upcoming European tour with Sick of It All, and the release of "Empire" on October 12th, remain unaffected and on schedule.

The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

9/21 St. Catharines, ON @ Level 3
9/22 London, ON @ Music Hall
9/23 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
9/24 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
9/25 Montreal, QC @ Le Studio
9/26 Jonquiere, QC @ Le Bunker
9/27 Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert

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1. janetg43 writes:

how come on wikipedia his quote is 'i'm letting the jew go'?

wonder which quote is correct?

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2. janetg43 writes:

my error, it was the continuation of the quote that hasn't appeared in any other article

'and the jew wouldn't pay his dues'

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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow. That's really surprising. I wonder why Madball goes through so many drummers.

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