Ex-SEVENDUST Guitarist Sonny Mayo Slams Former Bandmates
Ex-Sevendust guitarist Sonny Mayo criticized his former Sevendust band mates over his firing on the latest episode of "The Ex-Man" podcast. The podcast is hosted by ex-God Forbid and current Bad Wolves and Vagus Nerve guitarist Doc Coyle and mainly focuses on ex-members of bands and their life journeys.
During the episode Mayo was very candid about his musical history including his past drug abuse and recovery. Among the many stories he had to share was the betrayal he felt when he was fired from Sevendust in 2008. He stated he was fired via a conference call with the band and their lawyer and despite the long friendship he had with the other members the only talking on the band's part was done by the lawyer. Mayo also alleged plans were already made for founding guitarist Clint Lowery's return while he was on tour with Sevendust without his knowledge.
Sonny Mayo replaced founding Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery in 2005 and was featured on the albums Next, Alpha, and Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow before Lowery's return in 2008. The full episode from "The Ex-Man" podcast can be listened to below and is also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.