His replacement is Timmy Russell, formerly of Beautiful Creatures.
Anderson, who announced his intentions on Facebook, later told Hot Metal he planning to concentrate on his dance act Sushi Roll as well as play with the band Tuff – and audition for other acts. The Chicago resident also does part-time road managing.
His original announcement read: “It is official, after nearly four years, one CD and many miles of travel, I am leaving Bang Tango.
“I am seeking new bands and projects to tour with in 2013. I hope to see all my friends out there soon. I wish the best of luck and much success to Joe (Leste) , Scott (Laflamme), and Lance (Eric).
He later added: “So many nice comments about me leaving Bang Tango. I love all of you, and will have a couple tour date announcents next week nothing major but more will hopefully roll in every week.
“I’m not joining Tuff. I may be filling in on some shows for them in the near future.”
On Monday, Anderson may have provided a clue regarding the reasons behind his departure by posting about “a certain person’s meltdown at the last Indy show … nothings changed.”
Also on Facebook, guitarist LaFlamme said: “Well friends and fans Trent Anderson and Bang Tango have decided to part ways. Trent is a huge part of the Bang Tango family and we wish him well. Taking Trent’s position on the drum kit is our great friend Timmy Russell. Timmy has played for Bang Tango in the past as well as Beautiful Creatures and Burn Halo. Trent will always be one of our bro’s.”
Only just after a month ago, Anderson told us how much he was looking forward to going into the studio with Bang Tango for the follow-up to Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt.
It’s been a big week of hard rock and heavy metal departures. with guitarist Rob Caggiano leaving Anthrax and drummer Brian Tichy quitting Whitesnake.
- STEVE MASCORD