Michael Crafter, the polarising frontman of Melbourne hardcore band Confession, has apparently been kicked out of the band today.
Crafter, a former vocalist with I Killed The Prom Queen and brief Big Brother contestant, tweeted this morning, "hahahaha wow i got kicked out my band without knowing?" (sic)
He followed that with, "So i wake up to reading I've been kicked out of confession. Without being told. WTF hahahaha".
So i wake up to reading I've been kicked out of confession. Without being told. WTF hahahaha— Michael Crafter (@Crafterxxx) May 8, 2012
The band's Facebook current lists vocals as "coming soon" while existing members, Adam Harris, Dan Brown, Shane O'Brien and Tim Anderson are still listed.
(Crafter has taken over the Confession Facebook, deleting the other members, re-adding himself as vocalist and setting the band's new location as Perth, Australia.)
Confession is widely considered to be Crafter's brainchild and band, and in Twitter posts he is now claiming that having been outed by his bandmates, he's turning around to kick all of them out.
Crafter has just logged into the profile, which boasts over 30,000 followers to post, "It's Crafter here. I would like to announce that the members who used to play in this band have tried to double cross me. I have no kicked out all members of the band and will be looking for legit friends to play within the band. SO HEY GET FUCKED."
UPDATE: Michael Crafter has explained what happened this morning to theMusic.com.au.
"I woke up to a status update saying I was out of Confession. Then I found an email saying the same thing. However I had not been talked to at all. I then decided, 'Well fuck it I can just say you are all out and find a new lineup'."
He has denied that the band is falling apart.
"It's not falling apart the thing with bands is you're only as strong as the person who drives the band. I feel I can get new guys who are excited and wanna do cool shit, play shows and get to travel. Talked to the label, booking agents and overseas labels and things are all systems go. I got a few mates who will come on board for confession and keep everything in motion.
"Right now I'm not going to say who is in and who isn't but all I know is I can't trust those guys after this thing. I'll just keep pushing forward and work towards next tour and next record. This band was my idea and so far I've got us everything (label, tours and so on). They tried to double cross me but hey, they failed and good luck to them with their next musical projects."