Sucks. It felt like he wasn't around very long. I know he never played on No World For Tomorrow, but I know he wrote the parts. Hopefully they can find someone to replace him with no issues. I'm looking forward to hearing new music!
what a bummer, Chris Pennie is a fucking monster behind the kit. Hope they find a worthy replacement. glad i got to see them live while he was still in the band, he definitely added a lot to their live show.
I admit I haven't heard the last record besides streaming it when it came out, but I don't think this is sad at all. Pennie is a very particular drummer and I think his style (or should I say, versatility) was a bit wasted on C&C.
C&C will be fine with another drummer. I hope Pennie lands some considerable success with one of his next projects.
edit: as for the previous record, I don't know how much of the drumming Taylor Hawkins adapted to his own style from what Pennie wrote, but it does feel like Hawkins through and through. That might actually further proof of Pennie's talent, but it still makes me feel like he was wasted on C&C.