||BLACK LABEL SOCIETY PART WAYS WITH DRUMMER WILL HUNT
25th February 2011
Black Label Society have parted ways with drummer Will Hunt and replaced him with Johnny Kelly (Type-O-Negative).
Kelly will make his live debut with Black Label Society tonight (Friday 25th February) at La Cigale in Paris, France.
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Will Hunt was interviewed in October 2010 by Radio Metal and was asked about how he sees his future with Babel Society, considering that he is still a member of Evanescence.
"I play drums for Evanescence as well as [BLS]," he replied. "I also play for Tommy Lee and Methods Of Mayhem. I know Craig [Nunenmacher, former BLS drummer], and he's a great guy. He made this decision to move on to try and get a little bit more solid ground financially, which I totally understand. I have a family as well, and that's a concern.
"In the beginning, all I agreed on was that I would do the record, because I thought at this point, I would be busy with Evanescence. But Amy [Lee, Evanescence vocalist] decided to really take the time to make the new record as good as possible. So when the option became available for me to tour with Black Label, I jumped at it.
"I don't knew exactly what will happen with Craig. I know everybody's really happy with the way things are going right now. There are no changes in the immediate future as far as Craig is concerned. It's hard to say what will happen or not, but right now, I'm happy being here, and everybody's happy with me being here. We're having a good time."
Click here for Judith Fisher's review of Monday night's Black Label Society gig at Hammersmith Apollo and Zakk Wylde interview with Trippy The Clown...