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We got to see Pop Evil back home here a few weeks ago when they rocked The Intersection the night before Thanksgiving. Hopefully you were able to make it to the show, because that was the last time you'll see one of the members play in the band.

Drummer Hayley Cramer announced she is parting ways with the band. Hayley, who is from the U.K., replaced  Josh "Chachi" Marunde in Pop Evil in 2016.

Meatball/ TSM
Meatball/ TSM

The below message was shared on Pop Evil's Facebook page on Dec. 11, 2023.

A message from Hayley. Dear fans of Pop Evil,
The time has come for me to part ways with Pop Evil. It is not a decision that I have made lightly. I have reached a point where I want to branch out and find new paths and adventures - into the unknown!
My time with the band has been one of the best chapters of my life so far and I have made incredible memories. All of the band members, crew, and management have helped me grow, both not only as a musician, but as a person. I am so thankful to everyone involved that has pushed me, elevated me, and cheered me on. That said, I feel there are new and exciting challenges, lessons to learn, and songs and stages to be played.
To the fans, thank you. Thank you for the energy you have brought to shows. Pop Evil fans sure know how to bring amazing energy! I’ve given my all to you each show and would never want to give you less. My decision to move on is because I would be doing the fans and my fellow bandmates a disservice by continuing with a feeling of needing a change.
I wish Pop Evil all the best with continued happiness and success.
Much love x

Janna TSM
Janna TSM

We wish the best for Hayley!

We'll keep you posted as we learn more about who will be drumming in Pop Evil.

Haley's departure from the band follows different lineup changes over the years. In 2021, bassist Matt Dirito parted ways with the band. He was replaced by Joey "Chicago" Walser.

In 2012, Nick Fueling replaced Tony Graves on lead guitar.

Original members of Pop Evil, Dave Grahs and Leigh Kakaty remain.

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Gallery Credit: Janna

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