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- Posted on Mar 31st 2010 7:00AM by Julian Marszalek
The remaining members of the band -- singer guitarist James Allen, guitarist Rab Allen and bassist Paul Donoghue -- are said to be shocked at her decision after she put down her drum sticks and left on Monday, March 29.
Though the precise details of her departure are unclear, it is understood that McKay's decision was entirely her own and that she hadn't been fired.
"We are really sad Caroline has decided to leave as she is one of the coolest drummers around," said James Allen. "But we respect her decision and say goodbye with all our love and luck."
A source close to the band told the Daily Record, "Caroline just wants to pursue other interests. She left. She was not pushed. I don't know if she's been unhappy for a while or whether it was a recent decision. I do know the band are all gutted to lose her as they are all very close."
Glasvegas are scheduled to record their second album this summer but at this stage it's still to early to tell whether the band plans to recruit a new drummer or use a drum machine.
McKay's drumming style reflected that of the Velvet Underground's Mo Tucker, another drummer who played standing up.