Hard rock band Black Star Riders has announced that they’ve parted ways with drummer Jimmy Degrasso. ┬áThe band had this to say about it:

“Jimmy’s such a world-class, amazing drummer that he’s going to sound great in any situation,” Johnson told “White Line Fever”.

“I just know, for all of us, we love to play.

“I love meeting the guys who are involved in other stuff. There’s no way that his participating in that is going to interfere with Black Star Riders.

“I think all the Ratt guys are still trying to figure out what they’re going to do anyway.

“It’s a great opportunity for Jimmy, and any time I talk to him about it, he just kind of laughs about the whole thing because it’s crazy that he would be at this point in his life and his phone would be ringing all the time from all types of people that want to have him come and play.

“So I’m happy for him and it’s got to be a lot of fun.”

Black Star Riders formed in December 2012 when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material but chose not to release it under the Thin Lizzy name. They have released two studio albums to date.

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