Current Guns N' Roses members Frank Ferrer and Richard Fortus were binned by The Compulsions frontman Rob Carlyle because of 'harsh and tough attitudes and behaviours.'
Carlyle this week conformed ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot as the newest member of The Compulsions in the wake of the frontman parting company with Ferrer and Fortus.
Speaking on the Talking Metal podcast he touched on the dismissal of the pair: “What was a little tough was some of the attitudes and behaviours behind the scenes were pretty fucking harsh sometimes and after a while they just became more trouble than they were worth. There’s really no other way for me to put it… and it’s a shame because the music [we made together] is great.
“I pretty much know most of their musical history, their careers, what they’ve done and I don’t think they hold a candle to what we’ve done and I think [The Compulsions] was just kind of squandered.”
Bumblefoot has stepped in to fill the void on guitars with Carlyle thrilled to welcome the 'badass' into the band.
“I was looking around for another guitar player and I was like, ‘you know what? Who’s somebody that’s super badass? Number 1. You know, the music always comes first. [And] what’s a name that would raise eyebrows?’ And Bumblefoot definitely fits that bill.
“He’s a perfect gentleman, sick player and it’s been working out great.”
He added: “I’m moving forward. I have a whole new lineup of guys that I’m working on pulling together and hopefully the guys that are on the majority of this new album, I can continue working with in the future.”