Big Whoop: Barenaked Ladies Guy Quits

 

No word on whether he
was vacationing on this island with Amy Winehouse…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

If we’re lucky, this will be the last-ever time you see the
name Barenaked Ladies in BLURT, so keep your fingers crossed – we can only hope
that nobody in the band, like, collaborates with somebody famous, or (ahem)
gets busted for drugs… hangs out with strippers… records a children’s album…. dies….
You get the drift. Media reports are coming in saying that the band’s vocalist
Steven Page has been fired, er, we mean, is quitting to go solo.

 

In some fairly meaningless commentary posted to the Ladies’
website, the parting is by mutual agreement and the remaining four guys will
soldier on as a band (a new album is due later this year) while Page will “pursue
solo projects including theatrical opportunities.” (Memo to Page: Word has it
that a Broadway adaptation of Rush may be in the works.)

 

 

Page’s statement:” These guys are my brothers. We’ve grown
up together over the past twenty years. I love them and wish them all the best
in the future.”

The band’s: “It’s the start of a new chapter for all of us. Here’s to the
future!”

 

 

Feel free to revisit BLURT’s Barenaked files: HERE we
discuss Page’s July 2008 bust for blow, detail the band’s dalliances with
strippers, and tell you a bit about that children’s album they released shortly
before the cocaine incident, while HERE we examine the subsequent heartache in
the kids-music world when the Ladies were removed from the bill a
Disney-sponsored children’s benefit concert. Life, it seems, is short and
cruel, especially when you name your band Barenaked Ladies.

 

 

 

 

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