Real Friends Part Ways With Frontman

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  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    Wow
     
  3. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Won't be the same band without him
     
  4. btr

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    Huge bummer and this sucks. That's all I can think of right now.
     
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  5. heymynameisjoe

    when the days have no numbers Prestigious

     
  6. bmir14

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    Looks like that band name was bullshit all along
     
  7. Wow, what a not great day.
     
  8. The Black Parade

    Now I Know This World Isn’t Spinning Just For Me Supporter

    Shame they pulled the Ripcord on this after a very good album.
     
  9. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    This is a real shocker and tbh I can't see the band coming back from this. He's such a huge part of their identity. I really wonder what happened to cause this.
     
  10. tyramail

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    hes been open about mental health issues that come along with touring and being in a band, that might play a part.
     
  11. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Yeah my guess is he didn't want to tour as much and they did
     
  12. fbrrocks

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    Rip didn’t see this coming
     
  13. justin.

    我誰什麼? 我現在知道。

    He really matured over the last 4 years. I’m not interested in a Real Friends without Dan.
     
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  14. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Wow this sucks. Never expected this.
     
  15. btr

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    I feel like Fearless dropped the ball on album promo. No reason Composure shouldn’t have done better than it did.
     
  16. slickdtc

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    Was really really good after previous albums really not mattering to me.

    I’m interested to see where the band goes from here. Could be a cool change up or be the beginning of the end.
     
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  17. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    Some bands can go on after something like this but it’s really difficult. Dance Gavin Dance comes to mind but I feel that they are so much more than one individual and I feel that Real Friends was mostly focused on Dan.
     
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  18. CheapPop

    Steve Jobs mixed with Steve Austin

    This sucks. Spoke to Dan (and the rest of the guys as well) a handful of time over the years after shows. He was always a real great guy.

    I wasn't really into this band at first but they grew on me over time, and there latest album was by and far their best body of work. This band for sure won't be the same without Dan.
     
  19. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    Yeah Dan is a massive role if RF this band won't be the same without him, unfortunately.
     
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  20. RileyWitiw

    more like absolutepop.net Supporter

    Dan had true frontman charisma. That's kind of a rare commodity among the pop punk scene these days. The band might be underestimating his significance to their success.
     
  21. Drew Beringer

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    yikes that really stinks
     
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  22. CMilliken

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    Yeah, this sucks! I’d assume it has to do with mental health but who knows. I’m interested to see what they do next but it will not be the same having someone else step in and sing their past songs.

    So unfortunate this has happened especially after their last album. Could only see them on the up and up after that.

    I just don’t see them coming back from this. Hope they prove me wrong.
     
  23. theasteriskera

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    I love that a ton of RF fans, ranging from casual to obsessed, agree that Composure is probably their best release. This is a real bummer, but I'd much rather him be happy & healthy than continue because he feels like has to
     
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  24. WeWereGiants

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    Composure was huge for me, I’ve always seen the potential in this band and I feel like it was one of those truly good pop punk albums.

    Dan is a huge champion for mental health so I imagine this will be best for him. I’d like the band to continue but they’ve got a big hole to fill.
     
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  25. dubey

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    Never was a huge fan of the band but saw them a bunch opening for other bands

    Will never forget them getting the crowd to sit down during their Warped Tour 18 set in Toronto and "row row row your boat"