Bad Religion drummer Bobby Schayer has been forced to quit the band and retire from drumming due to a serious shoulder injury. The band's forthcoming European tour has been postponed as a result.
Say the band, "His doctor tells us that he has lost a very significant amount of motion in his shoulder and he has trouble raising his arm above the level of his chest without excruciating pain. He cannot hit the cymbals, nor perform drum rolls with any degree of intensity, in short, his drum career is over. Bad Religion has lost one of the truly great punk drummers of all time. We are busy auditioning for a new drummer who will join the band just in time to record our new album in July. It will be released in October and at that time we will return to Europe to make-up for the postponed shows that we had to suddenly, and unexpectedly abandon. Thanks to all the fans and promoters who will bear with us through this most unfortunate time. We promise that we won't let you down."