After 13 years spent touring the world and releasing a prodigious number of albums, drummer Michael McDermott tendered his resignation in the New Jersey punk band Bouncing Souls. McDermott joined the band in 2000, recording every album since the band’s 2001 release How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
McDermott’s departure sounds amicable, based on the band’s official statement: “Our brother and band mate Michael McDermott has decided to leave the band to pursue other musical interests. It has been an amazing 13-and-a-half years. We love you and wish you all the best! Here’s to the memories! We don’t know what’s next (we never have!) but we know its gonna be rad! Onto the future!”