(Classic Rock) Ten Years After have lost frontman Joe Gooch and bassist Leo Lyons after the pair confirmed they've decided to move on. Gooch took over from the late Alvin Lee in 2003 while Lyons was one of the band's co-founding members, alongside current drummer Ric Lee and keyboardist Chick Churchill.
Lyons reports he and Gooch are planning to focus on their other project, Hundred Seventy Split, saying in a statement: "Leaving Ten Years After was a difficult decision for us to make and we both wish Ric and Chick every success for the future.
"2014 is a new beginning for Hundred Seventy Split. Together with our drummer, Damon Sawyer, Joe and I will put all our energies into the band. We'll be on tour throughout the year." more on this story