Bullet For My Valentine Frontman Discusses Jay James Exit

(TeamRock Radio) Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matthew Tuck says the band fought hard to avoid splitting with Jay James - but in the end it was for the bassist's own good.

The Welsh outfit announced his departure in February during the recording of their forthcoming fifth album Venom and later named Jamie Mathias as their latest member.

Tuck tells Revolver: "We parted ways with him a long time before we announced it. We wanted to make sure we were comfortable making that decision, and comfortable with making that statement publicly."

He says the band were "going through emotional distress" behind the scenes but adds: "We were writing good songs. It probably helped having that distress to bring out that feistiness that the last album lacked."

He continues: "I'm not going to go into detail - but it was in Jay's best interest personally, more than ours, that he was not in the band. Stuff was jeopardizing the band's career and it had to stop. We just had to make that call." Read more here.

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