Matt Rubano and Matt Fazzi out of Taking Back Sunday; John Nolan and Shaun Cooper back in

March 30, 2010 by AltPress

Matt Rubano and Matt Fazzi out of Taking Back Sunday; John Nolan and Shaun Cooper back in

All signs are pointing to a lineup of Taking Back Sunday that should seem slightly familiar. Guitarist/vocalist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper, both of whom were members of Taking Back Sunday before going on to form Straylight Run, are apparently back in TBS--and guitarist Matt Fazzi and bassist Matt Rubano are out.

Two separate blog posts on the TBS websitewere posted Monday in which Fazzi and Rubano each said, that they are "no longer a part" of Taking Back Sunday. A pop-up on the website shows a photo of a new lineup featuring vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarists Nolan and Eddie Reyes, bassist Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell. The photo is reminiscent of thisearly promo shot of the band.

Nolan and Reyes were among the original members when Taking Back Sunday formed in 1999. Two years later, Cooper was brought in to play bass when Lazzara moved to lead vocals. In 2003, Nolan and Cooper left the band to form Straylight Run--who announced they were going on indefinite hiatus in February. Earlier Monday, Nolan posted the message, "LOOK OUT!!!," on hisTumblr and Cooper tweeted, "I have a feeling things are about to get extremely weird..."

Rubano was Cooper's replacement and first appeared on the band's 2004 full-length, Where You Want To Be. Fazzi joined the band after guitarist Fred Mascherino left in 2007, and his only album with the band is 2009's New Again.

No official statement has been released on the re-additions of Nolan and Cooper, but you can check out how the news unfolded below.

What are your thoughts on all of this?

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