Taking Back Sunday Lose New Members, Gain Old Ones Back?

Rumors surfaced yesterday and it is official, guitarist Matt Fazzi and bassist Matt Rubano have left Taking Back Sunday.

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Rumors surfaced yesterday and it is official, guitarist Matt Fazzi and bassist Matt Rubano have left Taking Back Sunday. The two members issued statements on the band's website declaring that their time with the group had come to an end. Rubano recorded three albums and toured with the band since 2003 while Fazzi was just introduced as Taking Back Sunday's new guitarist last year when they released New Again. "To everyone in the TBS family, it is with great sadness I am announcing today that I am no longer a part of Taking Back Sunday," said Fazzi's statement. "It's something that I never once took for granted and that I will never forget." Rubano also released a statement of his own, indicating he would be departuring as well. "I am proud of the music we made together and cherished every moment of it," he said. "I am happy to have met and befriended so many of you. I will miss you all." Soon after both Rubano and Fazzi released their statements, a picture of the old 2002 Taking Back Sunday lineup was posted on the band's website. The picture features the original members with their eyes crossed out, speculating a possible reunion of the lineup that recorded the band's debut album Tell All Your Friends. In response to the photo, both former guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper posted on their Tumblr and Twitter pages respectively, saying "Look Out!" and "I have a feeling things are about to get extremely weird..". Although it isn't official, both Nolan and Cooper appear to be back with the band. Both members left Taking Back Sunday in 2003 and formed Straylight Run, which recently went on an indefinite hiatus this past February.

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    demondays7
    I really liked New Again, it was different from the other albums, I am a huge fan of all their work, but I liked the direction they were heading in. I will still listen to the new album but this kinda has publicity move written all over it, and that disappoints me, cause they have been making music i've liked all through the years, and now they wanna go back on that
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    PIMO
    anyone notice how many bands have changed their line up this year, it seems more than usual -__- i didnt hear their last album i stopped at TAYF so im hoping any new work is like that
    Comeback Kiddd
    With Fred around, the band sounded best but then again their sound direction is moving way too close to pop
    Alexishxc1337
    XtractionProces wrote: [q]indicating he would be departuring as well.[/q] Bad journalism. But either way, sucks. Quite liked New Again...but another TAYF wouldn't be too bad.
    Or an honest typo. and no one should expect TAYF 2.0. Both the Adam/Ed/Mark side and the John/Shaun side have both taken their music in different directions from TAYF. Also:
    edibledevilboy
    Ug really needs to get in on these stories quicker, this has been announced on so many other sites...
    XtractionProces
    [q]indicating he would be departuring as well.[/q] Bad journalism. But either way, sucks. Quite liked New Again...but another TAYF wouldn't be too bad.