Everybody (Dan Schafer, Adam Cargin, Justin Perkins, Drew Fredrichsen) but Ben Weasel has quit Screeching Weasel due to the recent bullshit at the SXSW festival last week. The news isn’t surprising at all, but who knows if that will stop Ben Weasel from playing in the band with a bunch of new members. I would think laying low for awhile couldn’t hurt. The band members do bring up that they could re-join the band in the future but for right now, not bloody likely. Read some of the statement from Punknews.org believe:
The un-calculated act put forth by Ben “Weasel” Foster leading up to and including the violence that erupted on stage is seen by the band as shameful and embarrassing. The sentiments and actions expressed were completely out of our control and in no way represent the band members’ view points or moral compasses. As a result, the band has discussed at length and has come to the conclusion that as a group we will not likely be able to muster the dignity to attempt a live performance as “Screeching Weasel” in the for-seeable future. We each look forward to re-evaluating our involvement in the band as we move forward if we are given the opportunity.