3 Doors Down: Todd Harrell is still our brother

Todd Harrell, pictured left, with 3 Doors Down
Todd Harrell, pictured left, with 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down say that their former bassist Todd Harrell is still their brother after he was jailed for convictions relating to a fatal car crash in April 2013.

The 44-year-old was charged with vehicular homicide in Nashville, reportedly driving under the influence of Lortab and Xanax when he caused the death of 47-year-old Paul Shoulders by clipping his pickup truck at an estimated 101 miles per hour.

Harrell was also convicted for a separate DUI charge in Mississippi in February 2014. He was finally sentenced to two years in prison and six years probation late last year.

Singer Brad Arnold tells Loudwire: “For us, he was more than our bandmate – he’s our brother. I’ve known Todd for a lot longer than we’ve been in the band together. We’ll never turn our back on him.

“He’s definitely got his things to face right now, and we hope he gets his life straightened out. Our new song Fell From the Moon is sort of about him, just of how you can have everything going your way and it can all fall apart really fast.”

He continues: “People would ask me about it. When it happened, people asked, ‘Why didn’t you do this or that?’ But for us we never had something like that happen to us either. We just learned to handle it for the first time.

“I would ask these people, ‘What would you do if it was your brother? Would you turn your back on him?’ It would be a learning experience for anybody, and we’re handling it the best way we can.

“All you can do is get on your knees and pray for somebody.”

3 Doors Down are currently touring North America in support of their last release, Us And The Night.

3 Doors Down tour dates 2016

May 13: Niagara Fallsview Casino Loading Dock, ON
May 19: Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center, PA
May 21: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
May 27: Herrin Herrinfesta Italiana, IL
May 28: Pryor Rocklahoma, OK
May 29: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Jun 10: Scottsdale Talking Stick Resort, AZ
Jun 16: Del Mar Fairgrounds, CA
Jun 18:Pueblo Tommy G Productions, CO
Jun 21: Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, CA
Jun 22: Jacksonville Britt Pavilion, OR
Jun 24: Cabazon Morongo CCasino Resort, CA
Jun 25: Reno Silver Legacy Casino Resorts, NV
Jul 29: Hinckley Grand Casino Amphitheater, MN
Aug 04: Davenport Mississipi Valley Fairgrounds
Aug 09: Sioux Falls WH Lyon Fairgrounds, SD
Oct 19: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Oct 20: Hamburg Mehr Theater am Grosmarkt, Germany
Oct 22: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Oct 24: Munich Zenith Die Kulturhalle, Germany
Oct 25: Stuttgart Hans Martin Schleyer Halle, Germany
Oct 26: Vienna Gasometers of Vienna, Austria
Oct 28: Winterthur Eulachallen Winterthur, Switzerland
Oct 29: Offenbach Stadthalle Offenbach, Germany
Oct 31: Tilburg Gereedschapcentrum, Netherlands
Nov 02: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Nov 03: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Nov 05: Manchester Oxford Road, UK
Nov 06: London Eventim Apollo, UK

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