A Day To Remember Lose Guitarist

2009-06-04 by Slimjim367 | 31 Comments
A Day To Remember guitarist Tom Dunney has left the band on amicable terms to be replaced by Kevin Skaff.

The official statement from the band reads as follows:

"To some of you this may come as a complete shock, and to others it will be nothing more than old news. However, we felt that what we're about to tell you shouldn't be left unsaid. Anyone who came out to see A Day To Remember on our last European tour, or the majority of our tour with The Devil Wears Prada probably noticed that something was different. Tom wasn't with us on our tour in Europe due to a broken wrist, and then was unable to complete the The Devil Wears Prada tour because it hadn't completely healed. Our Friend Kevin Skaff filled in on both tours for us while Tom was healing up at home. Here's the real juice...before Tom's injuries forced him to leave the Prada tour, it was known that Tom was looking to settle down, focus on his recording studio, get married, and prepare to start a family sometime soon. When it was decided that Tom was leaving the tour due to his injuries, we also discussed his passion to continue being in the band. He told us he no longer had the drive to tour anymore. We all knew that he was genuinely over it, and we all collectively decided that it was best for him to just not be with us anymore. We flew Kevin back out a day later to fill in for the remainder of the tour.

"At the end of the tour we all discussed what we were going to do about a new guitarist, and decided that Kevin was the man. He's an amazing guitarist, an incredible singer, and fits perfectly into what we're trying to do. His personality meshes so well with the rest of the band. We've become best friends with him in the short time he's been with us, and everyone that's seen him with us knows that our set doesn't suffer due to the change. I know it's going to be hard for everyone to believe that Tom just left the band and that all of us were supportive about it... Hell, I don't believe other bands that say the same exact thing. This was genuinely a mutual move for Tom and A Day To Remember. There is no point in rumors starting due to this formal announcement, because there is no truth to anything other than Tom was done touring and we were ok with that.

"There are no bad feelings. Actually, we all just went to Tom's wedding last week. It was awesome, and we could all tell how excited he is. We're stoked for him, and he's stoked for us. The band is tighter then we've ever been. Tom is still going to be a big part in the writing process, and will remain so as long as we are a band. The music and sound won't change, just the person playing it. We all hope that as fans of the band you can respect Tom and the rest of our decision. I spent almost 6 years in a band with Tom, so I assure you that seeing him go wasn't easy or the way I envisioned things from the start. We just hope that you all will be able to accept this change and move forward with A Day To Remember. Tom wanted to make sure this was added: 'I am still very close with everyone in the band. I am so excited for what the guys are going to do with Kevin. He is a great musician and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm excited on what material we all can create when it comes time to write a new record.'"


http://blogs.myspace.com/adaytoremember

Tagged: A Day to Remember

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xequalscore
June 4th 2009
437 Comments


Saw this on lambgoat already. Just don't break up before Warped Tour kids.

TheNewWhack
June 4th 2009
1547 Comments


Is he the fat dude with the fucked up teeth?

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Phantom
June 4th 2009
9006 Comments


Band is bad, who cares.

MikeySwitz
June 4th 2009
15 Comments


The music and sound won't change, just the person playing it.



since when is this good news?

iamSeraph
June 4th 2009
917 Comments


gl in rl

grahamg0re
June 4th 2009
155 Comments


and nothing of value was lost

botb
June 4th 2009
13963 Comments


he's the hideously ugly guy, right?

ConorMichaelJoseph
June 4th 2009
1870 Comments


What PhantomLimb said

HipsterHolocaust
June 4th 2009
774 Comments


GoOd StUfF

bloc
June 4th 2009
62191 Comments


haha, they have 2 guitarists? i had no idea!

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feav233
June 4th 2009
1411 Comments



exactly, terrible band

burnafterbreeding
June 4th 2009
1529 Comments


Hahahaha this looks like a lambgoat thread.

burnafterbreeding
June 4th 2009
1529 Comments


Would need a few more "Van flip"s though.

Duderino
June 5th 2009
830 Comments


Anyone in this shitty band leaving is like addition by subtraction

thewretchedfew
June 5th 2009
117 Comments


I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that although these guys may not be the epitome of talent or uniqueness, they are a fun band and thus have some worth.

However, this member change will probably make 0% change in their style. Lastly, I would hope their set wouldn't suffer with the new guy, their guitar parts aren't exactly challenging to play...

CxLTxN
June 5th 2009
107 Comments


Band rules. This won't affect much though.

loseit13
June 5th 2009
226 Comments


hope they use kevin's voice on their next album

Scenegirlsdontbang
June 5th 2009
106 Comments


This will be a day we won't remember.

SylentEcho
June 5th 2009
1606 Comments


horrible band, they should just break up

Scenegirlsdontbang gets the win though.

Bitstream
June 5th 2009
296 Comments


Hopefully the "amazing guitarist" won't stop them from pumping out the chug chug.

Because it's common knowledge, all the world needs is more breakdowns.

CompanionCube
June 5th 2009
977 Comments


breakdowns cure aids didnt you know

Pastor of Muppets
June 7th 2009
237 Comments


ADTR toured with TDWP? Gross

MattRTS
June 7th 2009
136 Comments


This may actually be a good thing. Maybe he'll actually write complicated riffs.

cvlts
June 7th 2009
9672 Comments


a day to remember and complicated riffs?

MacWeener
June 7th 2009
288 Comments


don't count on it, why would they change a sound that markets so well?!
how did they even need 2 guitarists in the first place?

lacesoutalex
June 8th 2009
23 Comments


when ever i need a giggle, you guys always make me lolz.

marksellsuswallets
June 8th 2009
4882 Comments


I hart u 2 Alex.

HipsterHolocaust
June 8th 2009
774 Comments


BaNd Is StIlL f'N gOoD.

TheyTookOurJobs
June 9th 2009
1318 Comments


i saw them when they had him

StrizzMatik
June 9th 2009
3929 Comments


Band is kinda like a metalcore/pop holocaust minus the fun

TWEk
January 9th 2011
1 Comments


all i know is when people talk shit about bands its cuz they have nothing better in there fucking lifes so ADTR remember is a good band they made it somewere so peeps who are talking there shit about this band need to do something creative with there own fucking live instead of looking down at others who are doing more than what they will ever do - TW3K



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