Published Nov 13, 2007Classic Rock Magazine is reporting that 3 Inches of Blood have fired their drummer Alexei Rodriguez after an altercation with members of Saxon at the past weekend's Hard Rock Hell festival in Minehead, England. Rodriguez apparently got in a scuffle with Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler, breaking his glasses and giving him a black eye. A written apology to Saxon was issued saying:
Dear Nigel and Saxon,
On behalf of all the members of 3 Inches Of Blood we would like to express the utmost regret and sincere apology regarding the actions of our drummer, Alexei Rodriguez, that occurred in Minehead in the early hours of November 10.
In no way were Alexei's actions a reflection of our band. Needless to say we were completely shocked and horrified to learn about these events and are grateful that Saxon was still able to perform. We have complete respect for Saxon as a band and as individuals and would never want anyone's livelihood as a musician to be jeopardised for any reason.
Alexei's behaviour was appalling and completely unacceptable and it is our decision to immediately remove him from the band. We would like to attempt to repair the damage that has been caused and hope that you will not think of 3 Inches Of Blood as a band that habitually acts in such inappropriate ways.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and continuing to make great music.
Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, Nick Cates and Jamie Hooper
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
No word has been given as to who will replace Rodriguez.
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