The Violent Femmes have a new man behind the drum kit. Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione announced earlier this week that he has officially joined the band in the wake of original drummer Victor DeLorenzo's departure.
DeLorenzo issued his own statement as well. He explained that when the Violent Femmes reunited earlier this year, he had hoped the trio would be able to repair their relationships and "strive to attain a fair business agreement." But instead, DeLorenzo says his bandmates offered him "a great deal of disrespect, dishonesty, and greed."
DeLorenzo apologized to fans who were looking forward to seeing the original lineup, and ended with a John Lennon quote - "The dream is over."
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