In the last 24 hours, Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has left the band. Some of us have been shocked. Some haven't. Some have started petitions. Some have wished everyone the best.... and some haven't. Here's an overview of your reactions since the news broke.
By now, you should be fully aware that Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has quit the band to focus full time on his other project We Are Harlot.
Danny made the surprise exit last night with the following statement:
"To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we've done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what's best for the band and at this point in time, that isn't me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!"
..after which, the band's guitarist Bem Bruce posted a lengthy statement to reassure bands that the band won't be splitting up and they will be revealing a new singer in due course.
"Asking Alexandria will not be slowing down. We are going to tour harder than ever and we are going to write the greatest record of our career. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be spending all summer touring the European festival circuit and across North America on the Vans Warped tour with our new singer, playing a set list FOR THE FANS."
Naturally, the news has been quite divisive. Some people seem truly shocked and saddened by it all:
@dannyworsnop Please don't leave Asking Alexandria. I'm crying so hard. I need you.— ✟☠ Alice Sixx ☠✟ (@swagbiebs2002) January 23, 2015
Danny Worsnop has left Asking Alexandria and I'm crying my eyes out— ☯sᴡᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴡᴇᴀᴛʜᴇʀ☯ (@KirstySheerin_) January 23, 2015
Woke up and the first thing I see is that Danny is leaving Asking Alexandria.. I'm crying..— Ruba (@AskingBMTH98) January 23, 2015
I know no one cares but danny worsnop left asking alexandria and I'm crying— bay (@Bailey_B14) January 23, 2015
I'm crying. Danny left asking alexandria. ������������������— ✞Vic G✞ (@Vicisnotokay) January 23, 2015
Danny made Asking Alexandria!!! It's never going to be the same!!! I'm crying!!!— StarLord (@JaimeeSacco) January 23, 2015
�������� I'm crying. Danny from asking Alexandria is leaving the band. I got to break the news to my friend . She's gonna freak . ��������������— Afrina ^_^ (@crazyraccoon451) January 23, 2015
Guys..I'm crying Danny..asking Alexandria DONT TOUCH ME RIGHT NOW— JaymeMonster (@Jayme_Monster) January 23, 2015
I'm crying so much. Danny Worsnop left Asking Alexandria.— ✨babydoll✨ (@ptvciera) January 23, 2015
Others... don't seem that bothered.
All I'm hearing is Danny Worsnop leaving Asking Alexandria, Tbh I DON'T CARE!!— Ritchie Innes (@Ritchie_Crypts) January 23, 2015
Danny Worsnop left Asking. Oh look, I don't care.— sheri moon (@Hellion0nParade) January 23, 2015
Danny Worsnop left AA? hahahahaha who cares— ya girl suzi (@SuziSpangler4L) January 23, 2015
Danny Worsnop left Asking Alexandria. Who cares?— Richard Thompson (@RichardThomps19) January 23, 2015
The singer left Asking Alexandria, his new band is terrible. Great carrer move dick.— David Brady (@davebrady81) January 23, 2015
So Danny Worsnop has left Asking Alexandria..... Am I the only one that ISN'T surprised this happened???— Cottonmouth King (@OGdaedae2pointO) January 23, 2015
Danny worsnop left AA and im not even the slightest bit surprised— brianna. (@Briannaaahx3) January 23, 2015
No one can say they're surprised over Danny Worsnop and Asking Alexandria really— Ben. (@benjilovesit) January 23, 2015
danny worsnop left aa and im not really that surprised— heidi (@donutquinn) January 23, 2015
While lots of people just wanted to wish both parties the best.
whoa… bummed to see Asking Alexandria and Danny split and go their separate ways. all excellent dudes…crazy. best of luck to all you guys <3— jeremy saffer (@jeremysaffer) January 22, 2015
can't believe danny's left asking alexandria �� good luck to him with we are harlot though— liv ✿ (@jackbarawhut) January 22, 2015
Why Asking Alexandria? But anyway good luck Danny Worshop, not that you need it.— Matthew Semper (@LkomeA) January 23, 2015
Cant believe Danny Worsnop left asking Alexandria. Good luck to him with his new band and good luck to Asking Alexandria.— ✞F0xEs and W0lvEs✞ (@LukeColeman22) January 23, 2015
I follow Asking Alexandria long time ago... Good luck Danny... \m/— Syafiq (@sopekkkk) January 23, 2015
will support Danny no matter what�� I'm just lucky to see asking alexandria before he left. good luck�� @dannyworsnop— no~ (@morganinreverse) January 23, 2015
@dannyworsnop good luck with your new band project. I hope you and your band are as successful as you in Asking Alexandria. Thanks.— Vic. (@vicmarvelous) January 23, 2015
So @dannyworsnop quit Asking Alexandria? Well good luck to him and the guys. haven't been the longest serving fan but looking to the future— Ruby Price (@Ruubez) January 23, 2015
Naturally, a few people have claimed that they're the new singer.
I'm the new singer of asking alexandria btw— Amanda Todd (@supdoodimian) January 23, 2015
I'm the new singer for asking Alexandria, I know lots of people were wondering, it's true— _ (@Mattay22) January 23, 2015
I'm the new frontman of Asking Alexandria. I'm just going to cross-dress and the band members will ask me questions. That's it.— Александр Лэслый (@AlexLeslie666) January 23, 2015
I'm the new frontman for Asking Alexandria— Collin Fuckface (@nillocrenot) January 23, 2015
Seriously so happy to announce that I'm the new vocalist for AA, we have some great choons in the works can't wait for you to hear them✌— Batman (@ChrisAfuckinA) January 23, 2015
Fam, I'm the new vocalist of Asking Alexandria ☺️ pic.twitter.com/0EUpRUeh7X— Your Boy Romani (@Jorgeromani_) January 23, 2015
The rumors are true I'm the new vocalist for @AAofficial haha— SIMONSTER (@SIMONSTEROSITY) January 23, 2015
The best thing we've seen so far? This Change.org petition calling for Asking Alexandria to hire Riff Raff (nope, we don't know, either) as their new set of lungs. It reads:
"They are frontmanless and without versace.
They need someone who will tiptoe them in a new direction. The neon icon is the obvious choice. No one else is as strong or talented.
Please consider this, Ben Bruce, James Cassells, Cameron Liddell and Sam Bettley. Not only will you gain a new fanbase but you can change your music style from that god-awful devil music you currently play.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you gentlemen make the right choice."
At the time of writing, it's had over 2,400 signatures.
UPDATE: Riff Raff has now responded to the petition.
And with that, we're just totally done. Well played, everyone. Well played.
Danny Worsnop talks all about his new musical venture We Are Harlot in the latest issue of Rock Sound. You could say he hinted at all of this:
To read the full, explosive feature, you NEED to read RS196. You can download it, order a copy to your door or pick it up from UK stores now. FInd out more about the magazine over on this page.