Mark Richardson leaves Feeder...

Following yesterday's news that Mark Richardson will be performing on the Sunday of Drummer Live this year we can now also report that he has officially parted ways with Feeder to focus on the reformed Skunk Anansie.

A statement on says:

Feeder have decided to end their partnership with Mark Richardson after seven years. We wish Mark every success in the future. 

Mark would like to express his gratitude to the band and especially to all the fans who made the experience so enjoyable.

Feeders recently advertised August festivals will not be affected.

In all honesty Mark did a great job keeping Feeder's pulse thumping but we can't wait to see what Skunk's future plans are. Although there's little activity over at, a handful of low-key shows and whispers of new material suggest that things are starting to stir in the Skunk camp. Stay tuned for updates!

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.