The remaining members of Pennywise, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury, have issued the following statement regarding singer Jim Lindberg’s departure:
After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.
The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We’ve had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We’re looking forward to what the future may bring.
Pennywise are out with the video to their new single ‘The Western World’, off the Hermosa Beach, California punk rock band’s ninth studio album ‘Reason to Believe’, out out now on MySpace Records. Watch it below.
Evaline, Pennywise, Tiger Army, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Paramore, and Coheed and Cambria perform as part of the Vans Warped Tour 2007 at Bicentennial Park on July 21st in Miami, Florida. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Bad Religion, Coheed And Cambria, Funeral For a Friend, New Found Glory, Paramore, Pennywise, Tiger Army, and Yellowcard performed at the 2007 Vans Warped Tour in San Antonio, Texas on July 13th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Check out pictures from FilmMagic. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Pennywise, Paramore, Chiodos, New Found Glory, Cute Is What We Aim For, Coheed and Cambria, Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, Bleed The Dream, and Evaline performed as part of the Vans Warped Tour 2007 at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Sunday (July 1) in Mountain View, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages and PRPhotos (Paramore / Killswitch Engage / Pennywise / Coheed and Cambria / portraits). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Bad Religion, Killswitch Engage, New Found Glory, Pennywise, Tiger Army, Circle Jerks, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performed during the Vans Warped Tour 2007 Opening Day in Pomona on June 29th at Fairplex. Check out pictures from WireImage. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Pennywise were videotaped performing ‘Fu** Authority’ live in Auckland, New Zealand on July 19th at Powerstation. Watch footage via YouTube below.
Time Off magazine caught up with Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg about the reputation the politically-charged punk band has gotten over its 18 years of sounding monotonous. “People expect a certain sound, a certain lyrical style, a certain spirit when they buy a Pennywise record,” Lindberg explained. “A solo record is something I’ve thought about doing. And it’s not usually met with a lot of support from various members of the band for whatever reason. We’ve always been a band that believes Pennywise comes first. But I have a ton of songs I’ve written over the years, and sooner rather than later I’ll be wanting to put them out.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
Pennywise are out with the video to their new single ‘Knocked Down’, from the album ‘The Fuse’. Watch it online below.
X Games XI featured Pennywise in concert on August 7th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.