Ginger Fish has announced that he has left Marilyn Manson‘s band.
The drummer, real name Kenneth Robert Wilson, has been playing with the singer since 1995.
He issued a statement about the departure. “I have decided to step down as a member of Marilyn Manson and see where my life, and the knowledge of my availability cares to take me,” he wrote.
He added: “I can’t stand by to watch opportunities pass me by simply because the knowledge of my availability wasn’t clearly expressed by me. I wish my brothers well, and I expect nothing but great things from them.”
The drummer took his stage name from actress Ginger Rodgers and serial killer Albert Fish. He played drums on all of Marilyn Manson’s seven studio albums aside from their debut, 1994’s ‘Portrait of an American Family’.
Fish’s departure leaves only frontman Manson and long-time collaborator Twiggy Ramirez as members of the band who played on the band’s celebrated trilogy of 1996’s ‘Antichrist Superstar’, 1998’s ‘Mechanical Animals’ and 2000’s ‘Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)’.