Asking Alexandria: Danny Worsnop says Stoff was lip synching

Asking Alexandria with Stoff
Asking Alexandria with Stoff (centre)

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop claims that the band’s former vocalist Denis Stoff lip synched over some of his material when they played live.

Stoff departed the band in October last year – with Worsnop rejoining the group he left in 2015 as a result.

Asked about his relationship with Stoff, Worsnop tells the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast: “He was just keeping my seat warm. Honestly, I don’t know the kid so I have no opinion of him as a person.

“When people start telling me stories, my response is, ‘I don’t want to know.’ I met the kid one time on a tour in Russia and he got a picture with me outside a hotel. That’s my extent of my knowledge of him.

“The only weird thing was, and this was almost illegal, he was lip synching over my stuff for a minute. That obviously did not rub me or my lawyers the right way.”

Worsnop adds: “They jumped on it before I did. They were like, ‘Hey just so you know, we sent him a cease and desist because he’s lip syncing over your stuff.’

“I hadn’t seen them or heard them with him so I was just like, ‘Yeah, make sure he’s not using my stuff.”

Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce said that Stoff had refused to regroup with the band for live dates which led to his departure. Bruce said at the time: “We didn’t kick Denis out – he just stopped talking to us.”

Stoff later moved to say he left for personal reasons and that there had been “no drama.”

Worsnop released his solo album The Long Road Home last month.

Asking Alexandria 2017 tour dates

Mar 13: Budapest Akvarium Klub, Hungary
Mar 14: Vienna Arena, Austria
Mar 15: Linz Posthof, Austria
Mar 17: Aarhus Train, Denmark
Mar 18: Stockholm Fryhuset, Sweden
Mar 20: Tampere Pakkahuone, Finland
Mar 21: Helsinki Nosturi, Finland
Mar 23: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Mar 24: Malno KB, Sweden
Mar 25: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
Mar 26: Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Mar 28: Warsaw Proxima, Poland
Mar 29: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Mar 30: Hermagor Pressegger See Full Metal Mountain, Austria
Mar 31: Munich Zenith, Germany
Apr 01: Bratislava Refinery Gallery, Slovakia
Apr 03: Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
Apr 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Apr 05: Bremen Pier 2, Germany
Apr 06: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric-Halle, Germany
Apr 08: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
Apr 09: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Apr 10: Leeds O2 Academy, UK
Apr 11: Cardiff University Great Hall, UK
Apr 13: Paris Bataclan, France
Apr 14: Schijndel Paaspop, Netherlands
Apr 15: Leipzig Neue Messe Halle 1, Germany
Apr 17: St Petersburg Cosmonaut, Russia
Apr 18: Moscow Yotaspace, Russia
Apr 19: Yekaterinburg Tele-Club, Russia

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