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Magnum - Broke Up

After a loss of their co-founder, main songwriter and guitarist, Tony Clarkin, the legendary British progressive rockers Magnum have decided to broke up. Vocalist Bob Catley shared a statement via the band's Facebook page.

Bob Catley commented: "Hello, everybody. Bob here. All right. I wish I didn't have to tell you this, but I really can't carry on with Tony not here anymore. Please forgive me, and I hope you can understand how I feel. I've been thinking about it a lot lately.

"Since we lost Tone, we lost our guiding light, the magnum force behind the band, our songwriter, our producer, our guitar player. He was everything to the band. He was everything to me. For the last 50 years, we never went anywhere without each other. On tour, in the studio, I was at his side constantly, working on stuff with him. I had a wonderful life with Tony. But now it's all too much for me, people. I can't carry on without Tony.

"I may pop up in some other shape or form in the near future - you never know - but I can't keep going on like this. It's far too sad; it's all too sad.

"So, I hope you understand. You've been fantastic - the best audience ever. You kept this band going year after year, album after album, and we thank you for that.

"So, be good. Keep Tony's music in your heart always. I know I will. I will always carry MAGNUM inside me. And I will always have Tony Clarkin beside me wherever I go.

"I love you. You've been brilliant. But it's time for me to bow out now. It's my last curtain call, okay? I'll see you sometime. Be good. Cheers. Bye-bye."

Band profile: Magnum
Posted: 02.04.2024 by Bad English


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02.04.2024 - 15:17
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Sad it happenrd legendary band, sad no farewell show in home town
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02.04.2024 - 15:20
This was expected, and I doubt that anyone had illusions to the contrary; it's hard to walk away from losing such a core member. From the video and from his statement, though, it seems like Bob is taking it very hard, which is much sadder than the band breaking up. The two of them together were the band for so long that I can't imagine what it's like for Bob now. I hope that he does keep working, more for himself than anything else - I'm sure Tobi will want him to do more Avantasia at least.
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02.04.2024 - 16:53
JoHn Doe

This is sad.
But I'm not surprised by this news.
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