[APRIL FOOL'S] Dave "Phoenix" Farrell Leaves Linkin Park to Pursue Pro-Golfing Career

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    Joe

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    In what is a shocking and sad day for Linkin Park fans around the world, Linkin Park bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell today announced his retirement from the band, citing that the upcoming fifth studio release will be his last as part of the multi-platinum six-piece.

    Phoenix, who has been recording with the band since the Xero demo tape in 1997 and officially joined Linkin Park in 2000 took to Twitter to address the situation to his fans, thanking them for the support and dedication they have provided over the years.

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    In what may be surprising to some fans, it appears that Phoenix will be substituting the bass for the golf clubs as he will now focus on his golf game and pursue a full-time career as a professional golfer, something Phoenix has enjoyed as a hobby up until now.


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    With an album release and Summer Tour just around the corner, this news is very unexpected. The news was only reaffirmed in a Twitter conversion with Craig Davies, author of Golf Anatomy and a body / movement coach, where Phoenix gives a little insight into the reasons for his sudden departure.


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    It's uncertain at this point if Phoenix will see out the already announced Linkin Park Summer Tour dates or if his departure from the band is effective immediately. If Phoenix isn't returning to bass for the announced dates, no replacement has yet been named but it can be assumed that Linkin Park bass tech Ted Regier who filled in for Phoenix when he was sick during the Asia shows last September will adopt the role until further notice.

    We'll keep you posted on any updates regarding this shocking development in the Linkin Park camp and on behalf of everyone here at the LPAssociation, we wish you the best of luck in your future, Phoenix and may you go under-par in many games to come. FORE!

    Source: Phoenix Twitter
     
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    Elaine

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    APRIL FOOLS :trollface:
     
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    You could have actually made it realistic, and good.
     
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    AHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO PHOENIX WHY!!!!!!!!! LMAO
     
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    Elaine

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    I dunno, playing Easier To Run live seems like a pretty good reason to leave. :trollface:
     
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    chiragddudelp

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    Fuck 'LetMeTweetThatForYou'!

    BTW nice pick, Phoenix would be really LOLing hard about this!
     
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    Lol, WTF!!! Leaving the band, again. come on make up your mind Phoenix :)
     
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    I've seen you do better, LPA. ;P But it's been a slow day anyway, so I'm not too fussed
     
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    Wow This came out of nowhere
     
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    april fools .......:)
     
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    Phoenix: If you don't like it, simply fuck you.
     
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    Ummm. Where are these tweets? I Can't see them. I Think LPA trolling us :rastamike:

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    Joe

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    For someone who usually does nothing but post trollfaces on the LPA, you take April Fool's way too seriously.

    Hahahaha, yes. This is the one.
     
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    Haha pretty good one ;) but as Hawk said, it could have been more realistic. Like burn it down leak maybe?
     
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    :trollface:

    pwnt
     
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    Here in Australia, it's a quarter past 6PM and I don't think people expect pranks this late. ;P
     
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    I wish him luck in his new career.
     
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    We thought about it, but then we realised our members were taking care of that one pretty well themselves.
     
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    The third Tweet was Hilarious!! Nicely done LPA! :awesome:
     
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    He's leaving linkin park for, GOLF?!!! Who watches golf anyways.
     
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