FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced today (12/18) that after 14 years drummer Jeremy Spencer will be leaving the band. After sitting out the Fall leg of the group’s recent co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports his decision.
“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” explains Jeremy Spencer. “I started to play when I was 6 years old, and I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love most: drumming. However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has got me to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance that brings me satisfaction and joy. I feel the band deserves to get someone with the fire and energy, capable of delivering the performance that the fans deserve. Like you, I will be cheering them on to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.”
It’s been a massive year for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH who are the #1 most-played artist on U.S. Rock Radio for 2018 in year-end radio reports. The group just released (12/14) the new video for the blues-rock song “Blue On Black” HERE. Originally recorded by Kenny Wayne Shephard, “Blue On Black” follows the success of previous singles including the #1 hit “Sham Pain,” also off their seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this past spring. Last week, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH wrapped the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018 with Breaking Benjamin. With their Summer and Fall tours combined, the bands donated over $250,000 to charities in 2018.