Musicians who got fired from famous bands

The Neighbourhood fires drummer Brandon Fried after sexual assault allegations from The Marias singer

Stars Insider

14/11/22 | StarsInsider


Unemployment affects rock stars too! Several musicians have been fired from their famous bands, whether because of fractious relationships with their bandmates or substance abuse issues that made them too unreliable. Some of these artists even helped found their bands or contributed to them reaching stardom, but that wasn't enough to save them. 

The rock band The Neighbourhood announced November 13 that they fired their drummer Brandon Fried following sexual assault allegations from María Zardoya, the lead singer of The Marias. The allegation came earlier that day when Zardoya wrote on her Instagram story, "I was at a bar last night, and i was groped under the table by brandon fried, the drummer of the neighbourhood. it was one of the most uncomfortable things i've ever experienced. i felt an invasion of my space, privacy and body," Zardoya wrote. "@thenbhd ya'll need a new drummer, this guy is a complete creep."

Soon after, The Neighbourhood shared on its Instagram story that Fried had been fired. "We are grateful to Maria for coming forward. We have zero tolerance for any kind of inappropriate behavior towards women," they wrote. "As a result of Brandon's actions, he will no longer be a member of The Neighbourhood."

Minutes later, Fried shared an apology which blamed his behavior on substance abuse. "I am so terribly sorry to Maria. My actions were inexcusable and intolerable," Fried wrote. "They are not reflective of who I am as a person, but clearly a reflection of who I become while under the influence. It is evident that I must address my problems with alcohol and substance abuse, which I am now seeking help for," he continued. "I want to apologize to women who have been victims of any behavior that has left them feeling uncomfortable or violated. I am so sorry to The Neighbourhood and our fans for letting them down."

Click through the gallery to find out which famous musicians got kicked out of their own bands.

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