Jason Hook

The American band confirmed officially that Jason Hook will no longer be a member, who was replaced for the European tour due to health reasons.

“I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything.

“As far the reason I’m leaving… well, there really isn’t just one,” he continued. “I’ve been in bands my entire life and I feel like I’ve done all the good that I can here. It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.”

Jason Hook’s replacement will be Andy James, who took his place for the European tour and plays on the song “Broken World”, which was  included in the recent 2nd greatest hits compilation to be released from Five Finger Death Punch, “Decade Of Destruction Volume 2”.

Jason is an incredible guitar player so we had to find someone on the absolute top of their game,” says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “Someone like Andy James who was already a well-known virtuoso and had the chops to step into Jason’s shoes. Andy completed our European tour with us back in February so he was already tried by fire. We instantly clicked both musically and personally so he was the obvious choice. We even have the same birthday… Some things are just meant to be.”

Below, you can check out “Broken World”…