Steven Page parting ways with the Barenaked Ladies

Bit of sad news today, perhaps my favourite band is sort of breaking up. Steven Page, the frontman of the band is leaving to pursue a solo career. The remaining members of the band, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart, will continue to perform as the Barenaked Ladies. I wonder how the songs will change without Page?

Not a lot of details are available currently it seems, but part of me wonders if this is in part due Pages drug charges in the summer. It would really be unfortunate if that were the case, they always seemed like really good guys, and still I think they are. But I suppose with 20 years together and that’s the only low moment I can recall for any of them, that’s a pretty darn good record.

That said, I heard a concert a while back where Page was doing a solo performance for the CBC. I believe he was covering songs by other artists but with his own take on the music. It was quite good and I enjoyed the concert quite a bit.

I’m disappointed by this news, because, I never went to a concert, not once. While I could use the excuse I’ve never been to any concert, period. I still regret not going, I had 20 years to do it…

-Aka