Pennywise Vocalist Quits
2009-08-21 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 28 Comments

Singer Jim Lindberg has left Pennywise after over 20 years with the band. He has been the band's main songwriter since their formation in 1988.

He released the following statement announcing his departure: "After 20 years, nine albums and thousands of shows around the world, my time in Pennywise has come to an end. Being the singer for this band has been an amazing experience, and along the way we made some of the best fans anyone could ask for. There are few things that made me more proud than seeing people at our shows singing our songs, and it’s your support and encouragement that’s kept me going this long. would sincerely like to thank everyone who helped us along the way and wish everyone in the Pennywise family the best of luck and continued success.”

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 21st 2009

17204 Comments


They may not have done anything that worthwhile recently, but this fucking sucks. Without Jim there's no Pennywise. Every time I've seen them they were great live and Full Circle is one of my favorite albums of the 90's.

charlesfishowitz
August 21st 2009

1794 Comments


what does randyfrompennywise have to say about all of this?

Satellite
August 21st 2009

20726 Comments


Whoa brah, say it ain't so. Seriously, though, I loved this band in high school, and they've always been entertaining live.

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

Willie
Moderator
August 21st 2009

15900 Comments


Their albums were always good. Too bad.

PuddlesPuddles
August 21st 2009

4772 Comments


They may not have done anything that worthwhile recently, but this fucking sucks. Without Jim there's no Pennywise


Every word of this

This comes as a wtfff

Altmer
August 21st 2009

5652 Comments


if they ever put out an album again i would be pennywise to get my nickelback

killrobotmusic
August 21st 2009

670 Comments


This is unexpected. Bad news for sure.

StrizzMatik
August 21st 2009

3183 Comments


And after a long career, Bad Religion Jr. calls it quits. j/k, this kinda sucks but PW hasn't been good in ten years so w/e

PanasonicYouth
August 21st 2009

7411 Comments


well this fucking sucks

Tits McGee
August 21st 2009

1876 Comments


if they ever put out an album again i would be pennywise to get my nickelback


way to ruin it

XNoMercyX
August 21st 2009

121 Comments


Noooooooo, his voice DEFINES their sound. Fuck.

ToWhatEnd
August 21st 2009

3172 Comments


if they ever put out an album again i would be pennywise to get my nickelback
+1 such a classic line, way to bring it back. I think this is on par with the Blackwater Park intro. Never was big on these guys...at all.


rikkisteve
August 21st 2009

43 Comments


One of my favorite bands of all time. I still remember the day I bought their 1st CD.

I had a feeling that all of my favorite 90's punk bands would eventually start breaking up being that it is 2009, but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with.

Fort23
August 21st 2009

2475 Comments



"if they ever put out an album again i would be pennywise to get my nickelback"

obligatory lol.

so then what the hell will they do now.

Asiatic667
August 22nd 2009

4648 Comments


"if they ever put out an album again i would be pennywise to get my nickelback"


Wasn't funny back then, and promotes a long loud fart this time around as well


mitch91
August 22nd 2009

409 Comments


Looks like they're going to get a new singer and carry on. I like Pennywise quite a lot, but hopefully a new singer will bring some new influences and ambition to change their (fairly predictable) sound.

Digging: Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Aaron
August 22nd 2009

651 Comments


Wait! Can't believe it. Another victim, another life, another wasted casualty.

ToWhatEnd
August 22nd 2009

3172 Comments


Wasn't funny back then, and promotes a long loud fart this time around as well
Joined: 10-14-08 uh...who the hell are you and what is this back then you speak of?

Altmer
August 22nd 2009

5652 Comments


glad you guys have a PhD in humour

StrizzMatik
August 22nd 2009

3183 Comments


Looks like they're going to get a new singer and carry on. I like Pennywise quite a lot, but hopefully a new singer will bring some new influences and ambition to change their (fairly predictable) sound.

Band needs to break up, and replace "fairly predictable" with "Bro'd Religion"

KILL
August 24th 2009

71167 Comments


agreed

Digging: David Axelrod - Song of Innocence

thekevs
August 26th 2009

7 Comments


damn this sucks ass

RandyfromPennywise
September 1st 2009

752 Comments


A little part of me died when I just read this. My high school days must be well and truly over, then.

Chris Cornell new lead singer?

Willie
Moderator
September 1st 2009

15900 Comments


I heard they're going to try to get the chick from Paramore.

RandyfromPennywise
September 11th 2009

752 Comments


Taylor Swift would be my first choice.

Now that would actually fuken rock.

Retributionist82
January 15th 2011

5 Comments


Well, that does suck. . .i seriously hope they can get someone who is just as good a singer. His voice was awesome! the kind of voice i would like to have. lol but yeah, good luck to them.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2011

7983 Comments


I heard they're going to try to get the chick from Paramore.



Pennymore

Static
January 15th 2011

1722 Comments


nice year bump bro



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