Black Flag reunion may not be a good idea after all. On November 27, vocalist Ron Reyes took to his Facebook page to blast his former bandmates for firing him onstage during a show in Perth, Australia on November 24.
In the lengthy post, Reyes said that he was in the middle of performing when skateboarder/musician Mike Vallely took his mic and told him to get off the stage. "With two songs left in the set Mike V comes on stage stares me down, takes my mic and says 'You're done, party's over get off it's over...' " Reyes wrote.
"So with a sense of great relief that it was finally over I left the stage and walked to the hotel room. They finished the set with Mike V on vocals," he continued before explaining that the whole thing came as the result of bad blood with guitarist Greg Ginn.
"So many things went wrong from the start," Reyes revealed. "I was into things like having a good drummer, rehearsing and spending time on things like beginnings and endings of songs, being a little less distracted with tour life and a little more on the ball. You know things that would make our efforts worthy of the name Black Flag..."
"However It was made clear to me that raising these issues was tantamount to a blasphemous stab in the back to Greg," he added. "How could I question him, his efforts and hard work? How could I dare be a fan of OFF! And or be friends and a fan of Flag? I was told that I had to choose sides. But I refuse to treat someone like an infallible Pope figure. No guitarist deserves such unquestioning blind devotion. And so I have been excommunicated in a very strange fashion."
Reyes joined Black Flag as a vocalist in 1980 before quitting in the same year. Last January, he and Ginn announced they were reforming the band for touring and a reunion album, "What the...", which was released on November 5.