Fans who packed Galveston's Whiskey Blues May 3 to see the Hunger got the first look at the group's new drummer. Yup, we said new drummer. Right now, band co-founder Max Schuldberg is no longer behind the kit for the high-profile Houston act. The new guy is Giovanni Capela (ex-Prison Love Scene), chosen three weeks after Schuldberg informed the band he was heading to L.A. to shop the band's latest demos and tour in a marketing capacity with alt-rocker Pete Yorn. Schuldberg told the Press that the split is not permanent, but he is planning to audition as drummer for Dave Mustaine's new band. Mustaine "says he's looking for a drummer that is a cross between Tool's drummer and Dave Grohl's drumming style," said Schuldberg. Hunger vocalist-keyboardist Thomas Wilson is mystified by the whole thing. "I have no intention of saying anything bad about Max," said Wilson. "But I have to look out for the band's best interests. We had gigs booked, and we had to throw together the auditions on short notice. [Max] just may not have a job when he comes back."
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