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The Used Granted Restraining Order

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 7, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    TMZ is reporting that The Used have been granted a restraining order against former guitarist Justin Shekoski:

    The Used were granted the protection … which requires Shekoski to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group, and any place they work. That includes any venues where the group’s performing.

  2. so weird
    fenway89 likes this.
  3. I didn’t even know he left the band. Crazy.
    Colby Searcy likes this.
  4. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Isn't that the dude from Saosin? Wtf. Very weird
  5. heymattrick

    Sending my love

    Seems like so much inner turmoil in this band the last couple years
  6. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Holy shit....
  7. kielhauck @kielhauck

    Felt my heart sink while reading this. Pretty scary. I hope Justin is able to get some help or something if he needs it. I've always thought he was one of the most talented guitarists in this scene.
    RobJGolde likes this.
  8. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    Did they kick out the original guitarist because he went bald?
    fenway89, palebluedot and CMilliken like this.
  9. CMilliken


    If this were a thing I would have been fired a couple weeks ago haha
  10. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    What a wild thing to say/imagine seeing at a show.
  11. Davjs


    Both of those are facts, but neither are connected lol. This made me laugh though so thanks :-)
    fenway89 likes this.
  12. Horrific and traumatizing.
  13. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    I didn't even know the Used were still making music
    Brent likes this.
  14. Tom Lee


    I really hope people are reaching out to him for some serious help.

    I don't know the situation, but irregardless of his gross threats, if he's threatening to take his own life, it shouldn't be brushed off lightly.
    Brent likes this.
  15. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    For a genre that was defined so much by hair style, going BALD is brutal on bands. I mean...imagine the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance WITHOUT the hair.
  16. Davjs


    haha I can't even. They'd all have to wear hats like Fred Durst.
  17. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    They just posted a statement to Facebook.

  18. ZeoVGM


    This is a very strange thing (and likely dishonest) takeaway from this specific news story.
    Raku, MikeERayner and Woohoo! like this.
  19. Kiana May 7, 2018
    (Last edited: May 7, 2018)

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    Can't even argue with this I define mcr's eras by Gerard's hair
  20. Bass0820


    I mean. Like the people in here cracking jokes about hair and baldness are any better?
  21. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular Prestigious

    They kind of swept it under the rug. I can (sort of) get why.
  22. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    This is the strangest thing to read. On one hand, I could see the dynamic in The Used being the source of the problem here. But then again, I was really caught off guard when Justin was kicked out of Saosin. That's two bands in as many years. I just don't know what to make of it? It just all seems really weird. I feel like now I'm just waiting for an announcement that Phil Sneed is taking his place.
  23. TerrancePryor Prestigious

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  24. jciswhatis

    Ugh, I hate America. Supporter

    This is still all so weird to me. Especially Justin still has not said anything.
  25. jciswhatis

    Ugh, I hate America. Supporter

    Just realized Justin updated his BIO on his official web-site...

    "In 2017, The Used record “The Canyon” with Ross Robinson at Studio 606 and Valentine Records in Los Angeles.

    After a business dispute, Justin was terminated from the band.

    Shekoski is currently working on new music."
    heymattrick likes this.