Buckcherry has divorced from bassist Jimmy Ashurst, and it was confirmed in separate statements this weekend.
“With heavy hearts and with great difficulty, we have decided to part ways with our longtime bandmate Jimmy Ashurst,” stated the band. “This was not an easy decision, nor was it a rash decision made in haste. It’s not our desire to air dirty laundry or inner band circumstances that brought about this result. Every band has its issues, and while we have gone to great lengths to minimize them and work through them, this band has had its own issues like any other.”
Ashurst, in short, says that’s crap.
“Over a month ago now the band collectively decided that they would prefer to proceed without me,” he said. “If you’re looking for a reason you’ll need to ask them, since the one they gave me of my being ‘unhappy’ and of them ‘doing-me-a -favor-to-release-me-from-this-torment’ isn’t really resounding with the ‘Ring of Truth’.”
Buckcheery started off from Los Angeles, California in 1995. Ashurst joined the band in 2005, when the band reformed after a brief hiatus.