Issues guitarist Adrian Rebollo has further discussed the band’s decision to fire Michael Bohn last year. He tweeted the following in response to a YouTube comment on the group’s new single “Tapping Out“:
Alright, we put hundreds of dollars into lessons for him & he’d air drum at practice & rarely practice singing/screaming. Had a meeting twice & said if he didn’t take his craft as seriously as the rest of us, something would need to happen. He said “you have my word”. No change
We were in his corner for over a year & did everything we could to have him grow with us. We did not “betray” anybody. We did our part as friends & band members for a long time. It was all love. But like anything else, if you don’t do your job, you don’t keep it.
We were intentionally respectful and vague in our statement. Our goal, even my goal with the response to the above tweet, wasn’t to call anyone out, simply inform. We respected Michael as a person and never wanted to harm his imagine. But he has shown no respect for us as people.