After apparently being fired from Madball, Jay Weinberg has responded thru Blabbermouth.net:
«Throughout the several months-long writing and rehearsing process held at MADBALL‘s Queens, New York workspace, I was fully engaged in the writing of the music for this album. As important as Freddy‘s lyrics would become when the music was finished, he was only present at those pre-recording sessions on two or three occasions. I agree that MADBALL will be better served by an individual more attuned to their particular lifestyle and, occasionally, a new band member will grind gears with longtime members over non-musical issues. To each his own.
But, let me be clear — while I really enjoyed playing the music, I do not subscribe to their choice of habits and lifestyle. This past August while on tour in Europe, disturbing events within the band indicated to me that it was time for me to move on.
While on tour in Canada in September, I informed Freddy, Mitts, and Hoya of my decision to leave — but not before they had found a replacement.»