Joel Chopper+ Green Leaving Emery

Music News | By on Sep 19th, 2006

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Seattle, WA Tooth & Nail recording artists EMERY are undergoing a line-up change. Original bassist, Joel “Chopper” Green is departing the band. In a statement, Chopper said:

Yo dudes and dudettes, Chopper here. I’m gonna be taking off. I feel like it’s time for me to move on to the next phase in my life. I don’t exactly know what I’m going to be getting into, but it’ll be rad, for sure. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads about me. I hope that the guys can find someone who kicks as much butt as I do to fill my shoes, but I doubt they will. Just kidding! Haha… Actually, I’m serious…

But anyhooooo. You guys stay cool. Remain the raddest fans on the planet, and support these weirdos, and maybe I’ll see ya around. Keep on truckin’!

Guitarist/vocalist Devin Shelton will be taking over Chopper’s bass duties, changing the band from a sixpiece to a fivepiece. The band have added:

We want to thank our great friend Chopper for being such a big part of Emery. It’s because of his hard work, time and effort that this band is what it is today. We’ll miss him a whole lot and wish him the best in his next step.

Emery are preparing to embark on the Nintendo Fusion Tour, alongside Hawthorne Heights, which kicks off on September 27th in Columbus, OH.