The Scoop: Alternative pop-punk veterans Yellowcard have announced this evening that longtime drummer Longineu “LP” Parsons has left the group. A replacement drummer has not yet been announced. A joint statement from the band via Facebook states:
“Longineu has decided to pursue other musical interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
The Spin: The news will no doubt come as a surprise to many Yellowcard fans, as Parsons was one of only two members (the other being violinist Sean Mackin) who had been in the band since its inception in 1997. Stay tuned to MEB as we bring you further details on the now-quartet’s future movements.
The Question: What do you think of Parsons’ decision to leave the band? Any thoughts on who should replace him? Let us know in the comments below!