TidbitsAugust 17, 2012 12:36 PM ET

Former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones didn't quit; he was fired.

Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D'Antonio states in a new interview with the Boston Globe that former singer Howard Jones didn't actually quit the band, but was essentially shown the door. The move was apparently made because of Jones' various personal issues, including untreated diabetes. D'Antonio says, "It became very apparent we had to move on without him. Howard didn't quit." That's not a lot of insight, but it's more than the band has previously provided to date.