COLD Frontman Explains Guitarist's Departure

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has responded to fan criticism regarding the departure of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). Writing to the group's official message board, Ward said, "Eddie wasn't the right musician for this band, no matter how fuckin cool he was. For [anyone] to say this isn't gonna be a COLD record is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I thank those of you who still have faith in us and when the record is released you will know who COLD is, was and will always be."

As previously reported, COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band are currently recording the album with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP).

Released in 2003, COLD's last album, "Year of the Spider", debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 500,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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