News•January 3, 2011 9:47 PM ET•11,370 views
Of Mice & Men rejoined by ousted singer
Of Mice & Men has been rejoined by former frontman Austin Carlile. As you may recall, Carlile was kicked out of the group less than a year ago. To make room for Carlile, the group has fired current (and ex-Sky Eats Airplane) vocalist Jerry Roush, who had the following to say: "After sacrificing a year out of my life to keep a band afloat and touring after they kicked out the original singer, I just got a call informing me that they are bringing him back and my services were no longer needed. They didn't offer me a reason. I think it's a little odd seeing how they all talked epic amounts of shit on him the entire time. Anyway, I already have some new stuff up my sleeve and I WILL NOT stop. This isn't the last of Jerry Roush. Thanks to everyone who supported me... keep a lookout!" Meanwhile, the band has apparently also kicked out guitarist Philip Manansala, though futher information has yet to be disclosed. Update: Here's the official word (note that Manansala is still in the band): "Of Mice & Men have parted ways with vocalist Jerry Roush and have announced that they will reunite with original front man Austin Carlile. The reformed lineup will be heading into the studio in early January to record the follow up to their Rise Records self-titled debut. Guitarist Alan Ashby, who had been working with Austin on a new project during his time apart from OM&M, has also officially joined the band. Shayley Bourget will now play bass and Alan will assume his position at guitar. Phil Manansala and Tino Arteaga remain on guitar and drums, respectively."