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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Steven Page

CHEERS TO A GOOD RUN. Barenaked Ladies front man Steven Page announced he’s leaving the band to pursue solo endeavours.

Steven Page departs Barenaked Ladies
Canadian band Barenaked Ladies will be saying goodbye to Steven Page, founding member, lead singer, primary songwriter and guitarist of the band.

Barenaked Ladies was formed in a Toronto suburb in 1988. The band has since released 12 albums in their 21-year run, with its first album released in 1992. Known for such hits as “Pinch Me,” “If I Had A Million Dollars” and “Brian Wilson,” the band has won six Juno awards and has been twice nominated for a Grammy.

The departure of Page is a mutual agreement, as he has released a statement on the band’s website stating, “These guys are my brothers. We’ve grown up together over the past 20 years. I love them and wish them all the best in the future.”

Page will not be departing from the music business. He plans to enter the studio this coming April to pursue a solo project and possible theatrical opportunities. A solo album is not a new endeavour for Page as he released his first solo album, The Vanity Project, in June 2005.

The past year has not been smooth for Page as he was arrested in July 2008 in New York and charged with drug possession. The charges were reduced to a misdemeanor. A solo career for Page seems to be a new beginning for the artist.

Ed Robertson, singer and guitarist of the band, pleasantly stated, “It’s the start of a new chapter for all of us. Here’s to the future.”
" Amber Garratt

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