Published Aug 11, 2008Klaus Fluoride, bassist for the long-running and continually controversial Dead Kennedys, has announced that he has given up performing with the band.
Fluoride cites ongoing medical problems as the reason for his decision. He suffers from Angioedema, which makes it difficult to perform on the road to the extent required of him with Dead Kennedys. He does, however, still plan on performing with his other projects, including the American Professionals, the Go Going Gone Girls Band and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, since they don't demand the same time on the road.
Flouride issued a statement saying, "Over the past 30 years, I have had the great fortune to have been a founding member of Dead Kennedys, It's been tough at times, but particularly rewarding working and collaborating with men like Biafra, 6025, D.H., Brandon, Jeff, Ted, Dave, Steve, Skip and especially Ray. However, a recurring medical condition called Angioedema has caused me to make the difficult decision to begin withdrawing from the road and as a touring member of Dead Kennedys. Thus I have taken my leave as a performing member of the band for the foreseeable future."
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