THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitar), and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, have “amicably” parted ways. Dizzy will reportedly carry on with his new project BOMB POP MAFIA, while the remaining members of what used to be THE REJECTS will carry on with a new name and brand new material.
Here is Dizzy's official statement on the matter:
“After 7 years of ignoring trends, setting new standards, pissing off parents and breaking virtually every rule laid out in front of them, Des Moines, Iowa-based glamour punk sensations THE REJECTS are going their separate ways, amicably.
“Originally formed in 1995 by front man and main lyricist Dizzy Reject and (then soon to be) SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, THE REJECTS set out to destroy common conception and knowledge of what was, and has grown to be a trend-filled, flavor-of-the-month music scene.
“Combining an over-the-top image and stage show with razor-sharp guitars, a rhythm section like a gang beating and the twisted lyrics and observations of Dizzy Reject, the band offered a welcome alternative to shoe gazing college rock dreamers and track suit clad pre teens more than willing to jump the latest band wagon.
“Sold-out shows, arrests, pornography, chemical abuse, violence and the ability to blow ears off of heads with their songs, the band rose to the challenge of making it out of Des Moines, to take on the world.... and then self-destruct.
“Dizzy Reject is continuing with a new project, BOMB POP MAFIA (http://bombpopmafia.cjb.net), much in the same direction of the band that fans across the globe came to love with almost cult like fascination.
“The remaining members of what used to be THE REJECTS will carry on with a new name, songs and visions of probable world conquest.
“All parties involved remain close as friends, and wish each other the best. As someone close to the situation said, 'it's like the worlds greatest band made it thru osmosis and is turning into the world's two greatest bands.'
“The members of the band would like to thank their friends, family and associates for seven years of blood sweat and beers, but most importantly, they wish to thank their fans across the world for the greatest support in times that seemed insurmountable.
“In closing, the band members also wish for all fans to look at both new projects objectively, with open minds and with the ability to support both new projects for what they are, a continuation, albeit separate of what could have been the greatest thing to ever happen to the music world.”