Cold singer Scooter Ward has hit back at comments made by Evanescence's Amy Lee that the shift of guitarist Terry Balsamo from the former to the latter
spelt the end for Cold - implying substance abuse meant Ward would not be
able to keep going without Balsamo.
Posting on the band's website Scooter wrote: "So it's official. Terry has left us for Evanescence. I also don't know why Amy threw my life out there like she did. I never did anything but treat her with respect but this is the life I choose and I understand not everything can be a secret. I just wish she would have let me tell my story when I was ready. As for Cold, we are releasing 'Wasted Years' soon. We are looking for a new guitarist and we will be starting our new record when we get off the road. Terry was and is a great person and I don't think anyone should ever speak ill of him. I love him and he was one of my best friends and it hurts my heart to loose him. Sorry everyone."