Guitarist Mikey Doling of the reformed legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:"SNOT is again looking for a vocalist. Unfortunately, Tommy Vext [a.k.a. Tommy Cummings; ex-DIVINE HERESY] has not worked out. Tommy's a great guy and he is very talented, but after writing for the last five months, there has been a lot of strain on relationships within the band, resulting in the departure of Sonny Mayo [guitar] and Tommy Vext. We wish the both of them the best of luck. "We are going to be holding tryouts eventually and would like to hear from vocalists with the goods to take the helm as the vocalist for SNOT!! "Lynn Strait [late SNOT singer] is truly missed. We wish he were here with us today; he was the real deal. Looking for somebody to fill those shoes has proven to be very very hard, but 'we love to jam' and will continue doing so! "Thanks to all the true fans for your support and patience." Possum of Altitude conducted a backstage interview with SNOT at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 11, 2008 (where the band was supporting MUDVAYNE). Watch the eight-minute chat below. SNOT played its first show in 10 years on August 20, 2008 at Velvet Jones on State St. in Santa Barbara. SNOT disbanded in 1998 following the death of the group's lead singer, Lynn Strait. Lynn died in a car accident in December 1998, putting an end to a career that generated considerable promise but only one studio album, the 1997 Geffen Records release "Get Some". Also killed was the band's mascot Dobbs, Strait's dog who adorned the cover of SNOT's debut album. The band had been writing material for its sophomore CD and had completed 10 songs at the time of Strait's tragic passing. As a memorial to Strait, SNOT eventually decided to release those tracks, with lyrics and guest vocals provided by a host of stars from the alt-metal community. The resulting album, "Strait Up", was a fitting tribute from Strait's peers and friends, featuring members of LIMP BIZKIT, KORN, SLIPKNOT, SEVENDUST, (HED) P.E., COAL CHAMBER, SUGAR RAY, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SOULFLY, and more. Interview (November 2008)
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