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Exclusive: Jonny Craig no longer in Emarosa

April 11 2011, 6:59 PM EDT By Tim Karan

Altpress has exclusively learned that embattled vocalist Jonny Craig is no longer a member of Emarosa. The band are not breaking up and they will still be playing their scheduled set at Bamboozle. A statement released by the band reads: "As of today, Jonny Craig is no longer a member of Emarosa. This decision has been a hard one to make, but we feel it is in the best interest for the band going forward."

Craig joined Emarosa in November 2007 after he was kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance. He appeared on Emarosa's 2008 debut, Relativity, and their self-titled follow-up in 2010.

The vocalist—who recently rejoined Dance Gavin Dance—has endured a turbulent few months. In February, in the midst of a public struggle with substance abuse, fans began accusing Craig of orchestrating an elaborate internet scam in which he accepted thousands of dollars for laptops he never sent. Later that month, Craig entered a North Hollywood detox facility and has since been released. Rise Records and the Artery Foundation Artist Management promised they would repay the fans Craig swindled.

Emarosa haven't said what they plan to do about filling Craig's spot, but we'll keep you posted as more details emerge. Former Tides Of Man vocalist Tilian Pearson filled in for Craig on tour when he was in detox. Craig tweeted, "i got no hard feelings to any of the dudes in @ I AM more then happy to be with DGD and working on my solo shit.hope they can keep up." He also said that he's recording vocals for two new Dance Gavin Dance songs this week.

What do you think of all this?