I believe we have a major case of “You can’t fire me I quit!” VS “You can’t quit, we fire you!”
If you’ve been paying attention to the metal news lately, drama within the Mushroomhead camp has been “unraveling” at a rapid rate… it seems the “damage is done”.
We did some digging and it seems we have uncovered the shocking truth from current member of Mushroomhead, Rick “Stitch” Thomas, himself…
It all started with the, now former, Mushroomhead singer posting the news to his Facebook Fan Page:
Reavis posted an initial video addressing the issue:
“I’ve made my decision. MUSHROOMHEAD has made their decision. And we’ll leave it at that. We are professionals. We are artists. This kind of stuff happens.”
He added: “I have not been there in a while. I’ve been checked out. I’ve been doing my own thing. My heart wasn’t there. My soul wasn’t there. My time in MUSHROOMHEAD had ran its course.
“I have eleven years of wonderful, wonderful memories, but I’m ready for something else in my life. I’m ready for a change. I’ve lived the same monotony for too long.”
Reavis went on to say: “I just didn’t agree with a lot of the decisions and where we were going, and that’s fine; that’s part of life. You don’t have to agree with everything.
“Remember: I’m only here once. You’re only here once. If we’re not enjoying what we’re doing, why the hell are we doing it?
“I’m at home with my family. For the first time in a long time, I don’t feel a burden of MUSHROOMHEAD, and it did feel like a burden to me. It’s not my burden, it’s not my problem anymore, and I’m glad it’s gone. But the fact is I do wish them the best.”
Mushroomhead fans immediately began flooding fan sites with conflicting stories and rumors; speculation, arguing, and taking sides ensued…
Mushroomhead singer Jeff Hatrix AKA Jeffrey Nothing took to Facebook stating:
Reavis then posted another video, attempting to calm the disgruntled fans:
Reavis then posted ANOTHER video, thanking fans for the support following his departure; addressing his future plans:
Rick “Stitch” Thomas posted this image to Facebook along with the following message:
Reavis took to his Twitter account:
Reavis made the following claims via video streaming from his Periscope.com account:
In a nutshell – Shmotz (Keyboards) was thrown out by Skinny, drummer and leader of Mushroomhead.
Waylon was instructed not to make contact with Shmotz. Waylon was still talking to Shmotz.
Stitch ratted Waylon out, telling Skinny that Waylon was still talking to Shmotz.
Waylon was drunk and swung on him for being a “rat”. He will never sing in Mushroomhead again.
He made 16k last year with the band… while “Mushroomhead” made 250,000 dollars off merch alone.
The band Mushroomhead has yet to release an official statement, however Stitch has stated that the band will release a statement of their own “very soon”.