Guitar Great JOHN5 Leaves LOSER and ISLAND RECORDS

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JOHN-5, founding member of Lose, leaves band and Island Records.

Island Records made the decision to drop the band Loser when founding member John 5 decided to leave Loser and maintain his position as the guitarist for Rob Zombie. “Being the founding member of Loser, my decision to leave was not an easy one,” states John 5. “I’ve been juggling two careers both with Loser and Rob Zombie for over 1 year now. I found it impossible to be in two places at once.”

With the success of Rob Zombie’s 2006 tour and the additional dates added, this had made it impossible for John 5 to promote Loser accordingly. In discussions, John 5 had wanted to bring in a replacement guitarist for Loser’s live shows. Island Records was in opposition to the suggestion as that is not “what they had signed on for.” In that regard, Island Records chose to drop the act with the absence of John 5. “I understand the decision from the label but feel it could have worked out for everyone involved. I wish Joe, Glen and Charles all the success they deserve, they are amazing guys and deserve their shot.”

At the current time there is no word on if the album will be released.

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