Former Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier has spoken out about his reasons for leaving the band he co-founded after 20 years together. The original announcement by the band and his follow-up statement seemed to have conflicting views regarding Gontier's health and his motivations, so we asked him why he made this move now: "For me, I think the thing that broke the camel's back was, I had enough of the money coming before the music. It's not perfect timing, but it had to be done, you know. For the sake of my own mental health and well-being, I had to do it."
Gontier elaborated on what went wrong for him after playing in Three Days Grace for two decades: "You know, the music really wasn't coming from the heart. I can say that on the record Transit Of Venus, there's maybe one or two songs that actually do come from my heart, but a lot of songs have been written just for radio and for fans, you know, to relate to. Quite a bit of it just adds up to the fakeness of the whole industry and how you're writing hits for other people and not yourself -- and that's really what the band was, has been all about."
Three Days Grace announced Gontier's departure from the group earlier this week, although he officially resigned on December 21st.