After New Found Glory parted ways with guitarist Steve Klein in December, many fans had burning questions that are just beginning to be answered in an interview with Billboard. At the time, it was unclear whether a replacement guitarist would be selected for Klein. The band confirmed that they will remain a four-piece lineup:

“There was never any thought, nor will there be any thought or consideration to ever have a fifth member. It’s always going to be the four of us,” said Chad Gilbert.

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Regarding the live show, that’s not decided yet:

“As far as live, we’re figuring it out, but we like it better than having an extra person. It’s definitely easier to worry about us four than trying to find someone.” He adds, “A lot of our songs aren’t lacking a second part. We’re not playing intricate, shredding things where we need more. There’s not much of a loss sonically. I think a cool thing, too, is when we’re writing for our new album, we’ll be writing as a four-piece.”

Speaking of new material, it’s coming out later this year:

“We’re going to be announcing a fall tour pretty soon in the States. And people can expect to have a new album before that tour.”

Right now, NFG are aboard Paramore’s Parahoy!, a four-day cruise to the Bahamas.

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