Jay Reatard’s Band Quits On Him!

jay-reatardYep! You read the headline correctly. Apparently Jay Reatard and his band must have had some sort of falling out! This is what he tweeted this morning:

“”Band quit! Fuck them! They are boring rich kids who can’t play for ahit anyways … Say hello to your ugly and boring wifes opps I mean lifes guys suck it.”

Well, that kind of sucks, I rather liked his burly bandmates. Good news for other thrashing musicians seeking work though. Now that Jay Reatard’s bassist Stephen Pope and drummer Billy Hayes have quit the band, Reatard is currently looking for new band members. Another good thing: No upcoming tour dates have been canceled.

I’m very interested to see who will replace the two and exactly why Pope and Billy quit the band. I’ve heard some stories from other musicians who have toured with Reatard and he can be quite the chaotic handful. But hey, it’s all fun and games isn’t it?

*UPDATE*
Wanna play in Jay Reatards band. Here’s his email. He gave it out in a tweet this evening. If you got the shredful goods, bring it.

“So who wants to see just how terrible it is to play in my band . I mean its so so hard I promise its the worst 🙂 Jayreatard@gmail.com”

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