I'd like to set the record straight on a few things.
TJ and I have never quit Hans Gruber and the Die Hards. On May 5th we were blindsided with an ultimatum from Kurt, Rosey, and Chris that we either get the covid vaccine immediately, or we were out of the band. Within minutes, the other three members locked TJ and I out of our shared Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, CD Baby, email, and all spreadsheet/document accounts. We came to the unfortunate realization that the other three were taking all of our merchandise, content, and band money.
Even after being treated this way, TJ and I have attempted to work out an agreement so we could still release our final album we completed together in 2020. They informed us they would be re-recording over all of TJ’s vocals. At first they appeared willing to talk with me, but as soon as it became clear I was not willing to go along with cutting TJ out, my attempts to communicate have been met with complete silence for over three months.
I've kept this private up until now in the hopes that we could talk and something could be worked out that would be fair to everyone. As of now however, they are moving forward using my name and the band TJ and I created. Whatever else happens, I would love to see the album released with all the original members included. TJ and I put countless hours, significant money, and soul into creating it and we just want to give our fans and friends a chance to hear the album as it was originally intended. TJ and I are going to do whatever we can to make sure that happens. Regardless of how you feel about what we choose to put into our bodies, TJ and I deserve to be treated with respect for everything we put into this band the last seven years. Love or hate us, we are as much a part of this quirky little punk band as anyone, and TJ and I will continue to create music together.
-Hans Gruber and TJ
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