Percy Jones Leaves Brand X
Four years after joining the band’s latest reunion, Percy Jones has left the ranks of Brand X. The bassist, who co-founded the band in 1974, made the announcement on Facebook.
“I would first like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, especially the Brand X fans,” he wrote. “But I had been facing some long standing frustrations that had to do with the day to day operations of the band. Sometimes – more often than not – it’s the business that gets in the way of the art and ultimately kills it; in Brand X it’s getting to be a habit. Which is why, due to long standing frustrations with the day to day operations of Brand X, I decided the experiment wasn’t working as I’d hoped when I agreed to reform the band in the summer of 2016.”
Jones added in the note that he will be pursuing new musical endeavors and sharing them in 2021. Jones has recently been performing with Alex Skolnick, Tim Motzer, and Kenny Grohowski as part of the Sonic Shapeshifter gigs put on by Moonjune Records. He is also a member of MJ12.
I would liked to have seen Brand X play when Percy was the bassist but maybe one of his current projects will swing by near where I live.