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Buckcherry Parts Ways with Bassist Jimmy Ashhurst

Image courtesy of Scott Legato/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Scott Legato/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)

Buckcherry is getting a new bassist. On Wednesday, the band announced they’ve officially parted ways with longtime bandmate Jimmy Ashhurst . The band issued a joint statement on their website about the split, noting they asked Ashhurst to step aside after “many years of freely voicing his extreme level of unhappiness on a daily basis.”

“It's not our desire to air dirty laundry or inner band circumstances that brought about this result,” writes the group. “Every band has its issues, and while we have gone to great lengths to minimize them and work through them, this band has had its own issues like any other. Simply put, we felt it was in the best interest of the collective group to find a replacement for Jimmy, for the good of the group as well as the good of Jimmy.”

Buckcherry adds they've already chosen Ashhurst's replacement: they'll be moving forward with former MD.45 bassist Kelly LeMieux for the rest of the band’s 2013 touring schedule.

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