Periphery Bassist Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood Announces Departure
In the first few years of Periphery's existence, the band had a high member turnover, finally solidifying a lineup in 2012 after the addition of Adam "Nolly" Getgood on bass. After four studio albums with Periphery, the bassist has now made the decision to step down from the group.
Most fans learned about the news through a post on Periphery's Facebook page. The post contains a full statement from Getgood, who ultimately chalked it up to not just having the dedication it takes to run with a full-time band, especially the more behind-the-scenes aspects. The statement reads,
A few weeks ago I came to the decision I didn't want to continue as a member of Periphery. The Periphery guys are some of my best friends, I have nothing but high hopes for the future of the band and I'll always be a huge fan of the music, however after a year of not touring I became aware that I'm just not invested in the day-to-day decision-making and problem solving that constitutes so much of the reality of running a joint enterprise like Periphery. It's simply not on my mind and that's not fair to the rest of the band, the band's team, and everyone involved in making Periphery a success – and that includes you all too.
The guys in Periphery are all incredible people and musicians, in their different and complementary ways. I know they'll go on to achieve things I can't even imagine, and I'll be so happy to watch that happen.
For my own part, I'll continue to enjoy the more settled life at home with my wife, focusing on my production work and on GetGood Drums.
I've got nothing but incredible gratitude for everything we experienced together and pride for what we accomplished, it has been an honor to play a role in something that has grown from humble origins to a genuinely genre-defining, internationally successful band. Thank you all for having me along for the ride. Really.
Following the release of Periphery's latest album, 2016's Periphery III: Select Difficulty, Getgood announced he would not be touring with the band, instead opting to focus on production work he had lined up. Rather than seeking a live replacement, Periphery used his bass tracks on tour.
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