Zoinks! Tony Harnell Has Quit Skid Row

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You are not seeing things my friends because it is indeed true, former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell who joined Skid Row back in April of this year has quit the band. He announced the news on his Official Facebook Page (because that is how everyone is doing things these days) and his statement is below the first image. Check it out.

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Tony Harnell w Skid Row by Ken Pierce (2015)

“I was not fired from Skid Row, I quit. Being ignored and disrespected isn’t my thing. I had a great time performing with the band and singing so many great songs. I don’t regret a thing!”

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Tony Harnell w Skid Row by Ken Pierce (2015)
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Tony Harnell w Skid Row by Ken Pierce (2015)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow I have to admit that I didn’t see this one coming. I caught the band back in the summer at the first annual Food Truck and Rock Carnival and it would be my first time seeing the singer at the microphone for the band (that’s where these few photos come from by the way). In my humble opinion he did an alright job at the task and I am saying this as a fan of his style. There was something missing to me and those I spoke to around me who were not doing show reports and worried about backlash very simply said that they did not like him in the lineup. I think we are dealing with a group that wants to go “Bach To The Future”, sorry I had to go there since that is all I hear when it comes to Skid Row. I’ve not seen a band statement yet on this and Tony’s official page shows this news and that he was recently dealing with a severe case of bronchitis. I am glad he is better since I get that too sometimes and it sucks. I missed the bands show at Irving Plaza and when I checked in with those who went the response opinions were divided equally. Could this be some of the disrespect that he speaks of? One has to wonder what the singer will do next. This marks the second departure from a band in a single year. You might recall that he had also left the band TNT after only rejoining them for a year. Either way good luck Tony, you are a fine singer. What do you readers think about this development? Did you like the bands choice? What options do you feel they have in order to succeed going forward at this point. Chime in on the comments.

Official Websites:
Skid Row: http://www.skidrow.com
Tony Harnell: http://tonyharnell.com/

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