Guitarist Andrew Tapley has taken leave of the band. And apparently, the band is fine with that.
“As some of you know and many have been wondering, I will not be playing with The Human Abstract anymore,” he wrote on Facebook. “This wasn’t decided by me; however, there are no hard feelings. Thanks to everyone who supported the band these past few years and to all the wonderful friends I had the pleasure of meeting. I will be in Los Angeles continuing with music; art is long and time is fleeting –see y’all soon!”
It wasn’t decided by him, huh? I guess A.J. Minette coming back to the band full-time rendered Andrew’s talent needless. Either way, that’s a tough break. I’d be pissed if I were Andrew. Pissed. They’ve got a tour coming up, a new album, and now, just before it all starts happening, he’s gone. I wonder if he has a Minette voodoo doll.