16 Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Los Angeles, California's 16 has issued the following update:

"After his second and most recent stint behind the drum kit for 16, Jason Corley has announced he's moving on to explore other opportunities. We wish him luck. Filling Jason's shoes is none other than Mateo Pinkerton. You may have seen him as a touring member of the legendary BUZZ*OVEN or as a member of Los Angeles ' very own CROM. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome such a great drummer and cool individual into the band. In a twist of numerological fate, Mateo is the 16th (and hopefully final) member of 16. His live debut will be at the Viper Room with MONDO GENERATOR [on] August 7. 16 will also be performing at the Knockout Bar in San Francisco on September 8 with BLACK COBRA."

16 recently teamed up with Substance Abuse Skateboards for a run of official 16-related skateboard decks. The decks feature artwork from the band's catalog of releases, including those done by Pushead and Florian Bertmer.

To view the 16 skatedeck store, click here.

At one time, members of 16 were sponsored skateboard riders and have appeared in magazine ads and on skateboard DVDs.

16's latest album, "Bridges To Burn", came out in late January. The CD is being streamed in its entirety at BridgesToBurn.com.

Since forming in the early '90s, 16 has released a number of full-length albums and split releases. 16 has also toured the globe, sharing stages with SLAYER, NEUROSIS, GRIEF, MELVINS, UNSANE, MASTODON, HIS HERO IS GONE, BOTCH, and many more.

For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.



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