DEREK RODDY IS UPSET OVER HIS SPLIT WITH TODAY IS THE DAY. STEVE AUSTIN, NOT SO MUCH.
So Derek Roddy is out of Today is the Day, which is a cryin’ shame, because a) Roddy is an awesome drummer and b) TITD is an awesome band (whose initials would seem to spell out the word “tit,” but only if you’re speaking in the past tense). Roddy left over what seems to be a financial dispute, as posted on his blog:
“I settled for almost half of what he owes me…just to have this done and over with. I’ve agreed to take less than HE agreed to pay me… I’m trying to work with this dude and he’s fucking me… I know dude doesn’t have much money but, shit man….send me 20 bucks a week…..something… He’s proven what he is to me and I have NO respect for Steve Austin.”
So those are some pretty harsh words.
But then Blabbermouth goes and posts a statement from Austin:
“Derek stepped away from underground touring back in October… Wishin’ Derek the best as he is one of the best there is!”
Man, you know when your friend breaks up with his girlfriend, and he’s a total mess and all he can do is get drunk and bitch and moan about it, and then you see the girl one night and she’s totally fine and with a new guy and everything?
Ladies and gents, Mr. Derek Roddy and Mr. Steve Austin.