Ben Bruce

Asking Alexandria Founder Ben Bruce Announces His Exit From The Band


Asking Alexandria lead guitarist/backing vocalist, etc. Ben Bruce has announced his exit from the gold-certified metalcore/alternative rock band. Bruce initially founded the band in 2006 and has led the charge for the outfit across their various eras. In a statement shared via the band’s Instagram story today, January 19th, Bruce commented on his exit:

“To my amazing AAfamily,

First and foremost I want to say thank you to everyone for the years of love and support. It means more to me than you can imagine. I’ve spent my entire life dedicated to music. It’s been my first love since about the age of 2 and the journey I’ve been on has been absolutely incredible.

As I’ve grown older and my life has inevitably changed, I have come to realize how precious time is. The time I have spent with all of you has been the time of my life. But now it’s time to dedicate my life to my family. On top of family medical situations, leaving my children means missing out on too many important moments in their lives.

It’s so important for me to be there for them as they grow, and to be here for my family as they need me to be, which means, after a lot of thought, I will be stepping away from Asking Alexandria.

Thank you to everyone who has come and seen me play live and listened to the songs I’ve written over the years. The memories will live on in my heart forever. I truly love you all so much for the years of support you’ve given me and Asking Alexandria. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Thus far there’s been no word on a potential replacement in the band for him. News of Bruce‘s decision follows the group’s announcement of a U.S. tour earlier this month. The outfit also landed two more gold singles in the United States just last month.

Ben Bruce Exit Statement

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