Thursday, January 21, 2010

Farewell, Franz

In a note unrelated to the NBA (unless you are a T-Wolves fan?), Pitchfork reports:
Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, who has been a member of the band ever since sophomore album Separation Sunday, has left the group.
That means no more moustache. A lot less energy (he was probably #2 to Finn, but by just a little). And less oomph in the whoa's. Yes, life goes on when Brian Jones dies, when Jay Bennett is excused, when Peter Gabriel leaves, when Bill Berry retires, when you go through drummers like Spinal Tap/Pearl Jam; but Nicolay was a big part of what made the neo-retro rock of THS work and made the live show electric.

Full story here.

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