Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monster Magnet guitarist quits

Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell has quit the band after 18 years, for "personal reasons."

MM leader Dave Wyndorf posted the news on the band’s website. "What can I say? [Ed] told me this two months ago and I gave him some time for him to perhaps reconsider, but no go. It's a bummer, yeah but we've been through this kind of thing before. Make no mistake, Magnet goes on. We start the 'Mastermind' tour tonight [Wednesday, November 3] in Cologne, Germany with Phil Caivano and Garrett Sweeny handling dual guitar chores."

Wyndorf adds, "I'd like to thank Ed for the immense talent he's brought to the band over the years and wish him good luck in whatever he decides to do next. Good luck, Ed, we'll miss you!"

MM just released their eight studio album, “Mastermind,” last week, which debuted at #165 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“It's a big, beefy ball of demented anthems and power rock," says Wyndorf. “The music itself is exaggerated and muscular. Like classic rock gone insane! Giant hooks, giant sounds. The rockers are direct and intense. The ballads, trippy and strange. It's guitar heaven."

Monster Magnet – Gods & Punks (2010)

Monster Magnet – Negasonic Teenage Warhead (1995)

Monster Magnet – Unbroken (Hotel Baby) (2004)