Australian rockers Airbourne have garnered a heavy stamp in the metal community, becoming a powerhouse in their own right as some of rock’s youngest and hardest working bands today. With multiple albums out, and a legion of fans to match, some things are just not for everyone. In the case of guitarist David Roads, the road has ended, as he has decided to leave the band.
“As the old saying goes, ‘you can take the boy out of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy.’ We say, good on ya mate, well-played and good luck,” said the band on their Facebook page.
With Roads gone, the look for a new guitarist was a short lived one, as the band has a new guitarist in line to replace Roads. “Now to the future and it’s all guns blazing foot to the floor! Introducing you to our new Airbourne Brother, he’s our long time staunch mate Harri ‘The Riff Doctor’ Harrison. Possessing a gifted rock ’n ’roll right hand motor he already ‘fits in like a well-greased piston into a V8’ and we are all pumped to be bringing his powerful locomotive-like rhythm with us to rock the summer festivals!”
“Many thanks to all the fans. It has been an absolute pleasure rocking out with you guys over the years. It was great to be a part of this wild Airbourne ride! Cheers!” said Roads in closing.
To all Airbourne fans and friends we've got one Hell of an update for you!David Roads has decided to leave the band to…
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