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TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2009
Jim Lindberg Leaves Pennywise
The members of Pennywise, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury,have issued the following statement regarding singer Jim Lindberg’s departure:
“After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.
”The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We've had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We're looking forward to what the future may bring."
Sincerely Fletcher, Randy, and Byron
To learn more about Pennywise please see www.myspace.com/pennywise.
From Jim Lindberg:
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. I want to express my deepest
thanks to all of you for sticking with us over the years, especially
through the passing of Jason years ago. It's your support and
encouragement that kept me going this long. There are few things that
made me more proud than seeing people at our shows singing our songs.
I would also sincerely like to thank everyone who helped us along the
way, in every capacity, we never could have done it without you, and I
wish everyone in the Pennywise family the best of luck and continued
Yours truly, Jim
All the best Jim
One of my favorite bands of all time and one of the reasons I listen to punk rock music. Longevity is definitely something you don't see with these poser bands of today. Sad to see this happen.
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