Longtime Elbow drummer Richard Jupp is leaving the band and will not appear on their next album. The news was announced over the weekend by the band.
After 25 years of being part of Elbow, Jupp is leaving the band to pursue other projects. He is said to be leaving to continue his work with his drum school as well as various charities.
A statement was released on Elbow’s website speaking about the band’s new album “We’re currently writing tracks for the follow-up to 2014’s The Take Off and Landing of Everything.”
They continued speaking about Jupp leaving the band “Elbow have announced today that drummer Richard Jupp is to leave the band to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school which will involve workshops across the UK. ”
“Richard will also continue to support the charities that he is involved with. Having been a member of elbow since the beginning 25 years ago, Guy, Pete, Mark and Craig wish Jupp every success in his new ventures. The band are currently writing tracks for their seventh studio album, due for release in 2017.”
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