10:25am PT by Kevin Rutherford, Billboard
Guided by Voices Member Selling Drums 'No Longer in the Band'
Last week, Kevin Fennell, a drummer best known as a longtime member of Guided by Voices, posted an opportunity to bid on his drumset. Now, the band is distancing itself from the posting, claiming that Fennell "is no longer in the band."
According to a post on the Dayton, Ohio, indie rockers' Facebook, the band noted that it had "nothing to do" with the sale of Fennell's drums, given that the drummer was no longer a part of Guided by Voices and he was "acting on his own."
Fennell originally joined the band in 1983 and played with the Robert Pollard-led group through 1996, before rejoining for its reunion tour in 2010. He was also a part of a number of Guided by Voices' releases, including the band's last three studio LPs.
It's unclear whether or not Fennell's departure came as a result of the eBay posting or if he had already been out of the band prior to attempting to sell his drumset and his departure had simply not been announced by the band.
The eBay posting for Fennell's drums lists a starting bid of $55,000, but has not received interest from prospective buyers with just over six hours left in its bidding timeline as of 8:30 ET Wednesday night (Oct. 23).
The Ohio rock band, which has released 19 albums since 1987, hit its Billboard 200 peak with 2002's Universal Truths and Cycles, which hit No. 160, while three of its early-2000s records hit the top 10 of the Independent Albums chart.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.