Alien Ant Farm Guitarists Leaves And Is Immediately Replaced

By | November 3, 2003 at 12:00 AM

When the member of a band leaves the group, it’s almost comparable to a divorce. But what happens when the musician’s replacement is immediate? Would that be comparable to an affair?

Well, this would seem to be the case forAlien Ant Farm whose guitarist Terry Corso quit due to “irreconcilable differences.” According to a statement on the band’s website, the band members planned the departure carefully so that no dates on their current U.S. tour with 311 would have to be missed.

The band has almost immediately introduced a substitute guitarist, Victor Camacho, who played his first show with the band on Wednesday (October 29) in Birmingham, Alabama. Although it’s not confirmed if Camacho will be a permanent replacement, the guitarist is an old friend of the band who was brought in on off days to rehearse and prepare for the upcoming shows.

The Southern California band – Dryden Mitchell (singer/songwriter), Terry Corso (guitarist), Tye Zamora (bassist) and Mike Cosgrove(drummer) – formed in 1996 and released an independent album, Greatest Hits, in the late ’90s. They soon after signed a record deal with Dreamworks and released ANThology in 2001, which included their debut (and most popular to date) single, the cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”

The future of the band was almost cut short last year in Spain when their tour bus crashed into a truck, killing the driver and severely injuring everyone else in the bus. Mitchell suffered the worst injury, a broken neck. He recovered and the band is back in full force.

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