Atom Willard splits from Angel and Airwaves

Drummer leaves after "amicable" split

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Atom Willard has left Angels and Airwaves.

On his split from the Tom DeLonge fronted band Willard commented through his Facebook page: "It's been a great six years and I feel privileged tohave worked with these musicians I call my friends. While I will missthem, it is an amicable split and I look forward to this next chapter inmy life. I truly wish the guys much success in the future."

Earlier this year Willard joined Canadian rockers Danko Jones.