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Tony Thaxton Quits Motion City Soundtrack

We just word that Tony Thaxton has resigned from his 11-year stint as the drummer for Motion City Soundtrack.

“This was an extremely, extremely hard decision to make, but one that I felt was very necessary for me,” Thaxton wrote in the band’s official statement. “As you get older, life can lead you different ways, and some things that were once easy become harder. Being on the road so much was really starting to take its toll on me. It just feels like it is time for me to move on. I am beyond grateful for all of the things I have been able to experience in the last 11 years with the band.”

Saves The Day drummer Claudio Rivera will temporarily replace Thaxton until the band sorts out its next move. Rivera sat in with Motion City Soundtrack once before when Thaxton broke his hand in 2009.

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