After more than 15 years with the same line-up (and let's not understate how impressive that is), New Found Glory have parted ways with guitarist Steve Klein. The band have posted the following statement breaking the news:
To All Our Fans,
It is with heavy hearts that we must let you know that Steve Klein is no longer a part of New Found Glory. We’ve had our differences with Steve over the years that have led us to this decision. We love Steve however personal differences have guided this decision and we no longer feel we can work with him. Rest assured that New Found Glory will still go on! After the Parahoy Cruise we are planning to write a new record and start this new chapter for our band. We have not decided on who will fill Steve’s position however we will let you know our plans as soon as we figure that out. We love you, our fans, so much and appreciate your dedication and loyalty to our band. We hope you stick by us during this difficult time.
We love you,
Chad, Jordan, Cyrus, and Ian
The band's latest effort is their live album 'Kill It Live', which is out now through Bridge Nine.
You may have noticed that the New Found Glory bassist has gone through a bit of a transformation as of late. Now he's shed some weight, he's helping to raise some money for a very good cause. GUWAN, IAN!