It’s bound to happen when a group has the kind of rock star runaway success that we’ve had with Spoiler Warning. The sudden fame and money has really come as a shock to most of us, and I think we went a bit sideways there for a bit. There’s been a rift forming between Randy and the rest of the group for some time now. It came to a head near the end of the series when Josh and I got fed up with the way Randy’s hotel vandalism and drug abuse was getting in the way of our greed and womanizing.
So now Randy has broken off to pursue a solo career:
(Randy explained to me that the name of this episode comes from the story of drummer Pete Best who put out “Best of the Beatles” after he was fired from The Beatles. I mention this because I’d never heard this story before and I found it interesting.)
More seriously, there’s no real drama behind Randy leaving the show. Randy is open to doing more in the future. We still hang out and everything is cool, he’s just not doing the show right now. Our Fallout 3 series starts next week. We’ve already recorded the first couple of episodes with Rutskarn, who doesn’t actually like it when we call him Ringo.