The Scoop: Drummer Tim Arnold has announced his departure from Good Old War to start a family. The band will continue to record their new album in Nashville with an upcoming pledge campaign in tow.
The Spin: Arnold is one of the three founding members of Good Old War and will be moving to Atlanta with his wife to await the birth of their child. There is no word on what the remaining members will do for drums with their upcoming record. You can read a statement from remaining members Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz followed by a statement from Arnold below:
It’s with great regret that we announce the departure of Tim Arnold. We part as nothing but the best of friends and wish nothing but the best for him. This has been a difficult and mutual decision, largely based on Tim’s recent move to Atlanta in order to start a family.
Good Old War is currently in midst of making what we think is our most exciting album to date, including some songs that Tim has written with us. We’ll be recording them in Nashville next month and will soon announce a Pledge campaign, where we hope to let you in on the making of the album, every step of the way. We hope to be on tour this Fall!
“I regret to inform everyone that I will not continue on as a member of Good Old War. Life tends to happen and sometimes you’ve got to do what makes the most sense, and in this case focusing on my love and the little love in her belly is the most important thing in mine. Maybe down the road I’ll be back on tour with these two fine gentlemen, but for now I have to step down and relinquish my command as designated beat maker/harmonizer for Good Old War. I’ll miss the music, I’ll miss the people. Thanks for all the good times, people!!!”
We wish him the very best and even if he isn’t in the band, Tim will always be family.
Keith & Dan
The Question: What do you think the next step for GOW will be? How will you remember Tim’s legacy? Let us know in the comments below!