SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

September 12, 2006 06:00 ET

The Used Part Ways With Drummer Branden Steineckert

Band's Third Album Is Nearly Complete; to Be Released in Early 2007

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 --The Used, from Orem, UT, have announced the departure of drummer Branden Steineckert from the band.

In a joint statement, band members Bert McCracken, Jeph Howard, and Quinn Allman said, "We felt that we needed to move forward without Branden as our drummer. We wish Branden well, and owe a great deal of gratitude towards him for his hard work over the years. We could not have gotten this far without him. We all wish much happiness and success in Branden's future endeavors -- wherever they may lead."

The Used became an instant musical force shortly after the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in June 2002. The record, and the bands unpredictable live shows were influential in popularizing a genre of music that is now embraced by many a rock fan around the world. Their follow up, "In Love And Death," was a musical powerhouse of the aggressive kind, fueling band record sales past the 2 million mark worldwide. Since their debut, The Used has performed over 1000 live shows around the globe. The band was the headlining act on the inaugural "Taste Of Chaos" tour in 2005, helping launch the tour as a yearly global event. "Taste Of Chaos" is now a gigantic brand name synonymous with an aggressive rock sound The Used helped define.

The Used are now currently in the studio with longtime producer John Feldmann, and according to the band, "Fans should expect something unexpected" for their third album, due in early 2007.

The Used are:
Bert McCracken - vocals
Jeph Howard - bass
Quinn Allman - guitar

Contact Information

  • For More information on THE USED contact:
    Jim Baltutis
    Warner Bros. Publicity
    (818) 953-3375

    Angela Burke
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3628