As of October 11, Supersuckers guitarist Rontrose Heathman is no longer with the Supersuckers. Sad stuff, but they've found a replacement, Marty Chandler, who's filled in for Heathman before. Anyway, here's the news verbatim from Eddie Spaghetti:
Just a quick word to touch on the recent developments here in Supersuckers land. You may or may not have heard that the amazing Mr. Rontrose Heathman has left the band. Well this is unfortunately true. He has decided to finally cut himself loose from the grind that this band can be and while we are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best in whatever it is he decides to do. We hope he finds the happiness that has eluded him over the last couple of years.
That said, the show must roll on, and roll on it will! We have recruited the same fella who did such an awesome job when Ron took an extended hiatus from the band seven years ago, the incredible Mr. Marty Chandler to fill in for now, and while we all know that filling the big shoes of Rontrose is a tough gig, we feel that Marty is up for the challenge. He's a real monster on the guitar and he's bringing some much needed fresh air to the 'Suckers live show. He's probably at home right now, cramming as many of our songs into his head and his fingers as is humanly possible. I sent him an impossibly long list of new songs to learn so we can hopefully get to mixing up our set list a little more than we have been lately.
So come on out to the shows and get to know Marty. We are certain that, while we'll all miss Ron, this new chapter in the ongoing saga that is the story of the Supersuckers will be an awesome one.