The Mavericks Say a Founding Member Has Been Fired for Drug Addiction
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|When Grammy-winning group the Mavericks release their new album Mono on February 17th, they'll do so without founding member Robert Reynolds. Despite the fact that his name appeared in the liner notes for 2013 reunion album In Time, that was pretty much the case then, as well. According to his now former bandmates, singer Raul Malo, drummer Paul Deakin and guitarist Eddie Perez, who gathered last week in a conference room at the Mavericks' record label offices in Nashville to speak to Rolling Stone Country and set the record straight, Reynolds is in the grip of an opiate addiction and has been unable to record or tour. After much discussion and a number of lines drawn in the sand, the Mavericks fired the bassist-vocalist in October. Phone calls and text messages attempting to reach Reynolds for comment for this story were unsuccessful.
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