Black Label Society has reportedly parted ways with drummer William Hunt, who also drums in Evanescence. Hunt recorded drums on the group’s latest album Order Of The Black and had been a part of their touring lineup as well. It is not exactly clear what caused the split, but it’s a safe bet that Hunt’s other gig is somehow involved.
It’s also been revealed that Mr. Zakk Wylde has recruited drummer Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative fame to fill in behind the kit. While it is unsure as to whether Kelly will become their permanent new drummer, he will join BLS through their entire upcoming tour of Europe. His first performance with the band will be tonight during their show in Paris. In addition to Type O Negative, Kelly has toured and recorded with Danzig and Seventh Void (which also features Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey). We’ll keep you updated when more is revealed.