Former Dead By April frontman Jimmie Strimmell has claimed he had nothing to do with the tweet earlier this month announcing him as Asking Alexandria’s new vocalist.
Several names have been mentioned since Danny Worsnop quit in January to focus on his new band We Are Harlot.
Earlier this month a tweet emerged on the Twitter account @JimmieStrimell that said: “I am very pleased to say I will be joining @AAOfficial I am so stoked guys! This is a brand new chapter!”
Asking Alexandria quickly denied this and drummer Benjamin Bruce issued the following reply to the announcement: “Until I say anything don’t believe the rumours.”
Now Strimell tells Metal Insider: “I just found out that a tweet by someone calling himself Jimmie Strimell has made a joke on my behalf and may be causing Asking Alexandria some problem as well.
“I’m sorry about that – but I can assure you that it was not me. People start profiles in my name on a lot of social media sites, and the last time I counted I found eight Jimmie Strimells on Facebook. None of them were me.
“So, as you all know now, I am not the new singer of Asking Alexandria, and never claimed to be.”
Incidently this fake Twitter account is still running.
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