Bad Religion Part Ways With Brooks Wackerman

Brooks Wackerman has exited Bad Religion. The drummer said he is leaving to “pursue another path.”

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Here’s his full statement:

“Dear boys and girls,

After 15 years, 6 records and countless tours- I’ve decided to move on from Bad Religion.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make after spending a good chunk of my life in such an iconic band, but after reassessing my future in music it was time for me to pursue another path.

As I’m writing this, my mind is flashing back to my audition with these guys in 2000. I’ll never forget how exhilarating it was to pay “Stranger than Fiction” (my first song) with them and how well is all jelled, as I was doing my best to camouflage my nerves while walking into Cole Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

To have this education and growth has been invaluable to me, and I’m forever grateful to this band for allowing me to be a part of a movement that I can honestly look back on our time together and say, “I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

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