Drummer Josh “Baby J” Miller Quits Emmure
Drummer Josh “Baby J” (shoot me) Miller has quit Emmure after five years with the band.
Miller replaced Adam Pierce (ex-All Shall Perish), who was part of a 2015 mass exodus from the band that left frontman Frankie Palmeri as their sole remaining member.
Pierce replaced Mark Castillo who, in 2014, finally heard the band’s music and was like “Enough with this shit.”
For his part, Miller — who also used to play in Glass Cloud with current Emmure guitarist Josh Travis — makes the split sound amicable:
“It is with heavy heart that I will be stepping down from Emmure. I have been with my dudes for almost 5 years now. Some of the best years of my life. I’ve been all over the world, met so many new friends, and have had memories you can never get anywhere else.
“I am so grateful for Frankie, for bringing us along on this amazing journey and being a great friend to me and always looking out for us. I am so grateful for Josh for always being my big brother and inspiring me to the max on a daily basis. Josh changed my life in so many ways as a musician and always pushed me to be better and do better and I’ll hold that with me forever. He is hands down the most talented person I’ve ever met in my life. No one like him.
“I am grateful to all the fans that welcomed me with warm hearts and showed me love and support. without you guys it’s not possible. this isn’t the end of me playing drums or not seeing all of you again. just a new chapter. see you all soon.”
“I hope to be ‘Adult J’ the next time you hear from me!” Miller then added as he rushed off to study his haftorah.
Emmure haven’t yet commented on Miller’s departure. But this is the second big blow they’ve suffered in the past year, after their Patreon crashed and burned this past fall.
Emmure’s most recent album, Hindsight, came out in June of 2020.