Former Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson has described his former bandmates as “unprofessional,” “sketchy,” “f**k ups” following claims by Born Of Osiris’ recently departed touring guitarist Lee Evans that the band owe him several thousand dollars.
In a recent post on Facebook, an aggravated Evans wrote: “…there’s a part of my BOO story I feel I must disclose, a cautionary tale for anyone who has business involvement with the band.
“In 2012, when they had asked me to rejoin the group, they hadn’t played a show in 6 months, and were broke. I fronted money for band expenses, and was told I’d be paid back at the end of our tour with Unearth (November 2012).”
However, Evans’ claimed he never received the money and went as far as to provide a catalog of the band’s outstanding debts to him (see below).
He stated that, “the band thought meager personal payouts were more important. Since then, this outstanding debt has spread to other areas of my life. 8 whole months have passed and I’m still waiting.”
Shortly after Evans’ post, Richardson provided the following remark in the comments section: “Props on posting this, everyone needs to know how unprofessional and sketchy these fuck ups are. Nothing has changed in the least bit apparently hahaha really bums me out that this happened to a good person like you. Don’t let them take advantage of you again man, all they do is bring everyone down around them.”
At this point, only one side of the story has been revealed as Born Of Osiris are yet to comment on the matter.
Stay tuned for further updates.
Evans claimed he is owed money for the following:
$376.71 for a ComEd bill
$339.63 for Rocktron power amps for Lee McKinney and myself
$817.59 for hotels
$746.83 Fractal repair for Lee McKinney‘s Axe FX Ultra and a replacement MFC-101
$136.20 for UPS shipping my and Lee McKinney‘s guitars to Ernie Ball for tuneups
$425.65 for assorted Guitar Center receipts* (drum hardware for Cameron, rackmount case, flight case, David‘s wireless, bass strings, a Sennheiser mic for Ronnie)
*some of this was paid by band cash, and I fronted the rest, totaling to $425.65.