Ex-DevilDriver Guitarist Talks What’s Next

Jeff Kendrick’s statement is confusing and will lose you

Mike KendrickMike Kendrick

Mike Kendrick

DevilDriver reiterated yesterday that they’ll be going on hiatus.

Yesterday, they also parted ways (read: shitcanned) two members — guitarist Jeff Kendrick and drummer John Boecklin.

I don’t know that they were shitcanned.

Maybe they walked away.

Not sure why they would, but…I could be wrong.

Kendrick himself has delivered the following statement on his future:

“Want to give a special shout out to my best friend and musical partner since I was 15 @johnboecklin we are both about to embark on our own journeys for now but I have never played with a finer musician in my entire life. I can tell you this: I have heard his new music and even I could not even conceive how fucking brilliant it is. This is next level shit that will completely blow all of you away.

“While I re-assess my next musical steps I am extremely excited to fulfill another dream of taking my company All Axess to the next level and cementing us in the music and entertainment business. There are a lot of things wrong with the music industry and many who are outside are clamoring for a solution. I personally feel that the solution must start from within, from an artists perspective and not saying that I have all the answers, but I am confident that our plan will help move things in a different direction.

“Again, utmost respect to all of you for being so accepting of my decision. Please welcome the newest members of DevilDriver with open arms-it is never easy for anyone to change band lineups. My heart is heavy today but I look towards the future and what it may bring.”

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