Rico leaving Rivermaya

Philippines
August 11, 2007 3:25am CST
I know this is old news already, and most of you netizens already know that Rico Blanco, the chief songwriter of the famous and established Philippine Rock Band Rivermaya, has left the group. Blanco, was one of the five musicians who formed Rivermaya (Bamboo Manalac, Nathan Azarcon, Perf de Castro, and Mark Escueta are the others...). Although his plans are yet unknown, speculations say that he will go solo under the name "BLANCO". What's your reaction to this?
3 responses
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
really?so what will happen to the rest of the guys?..good luck to rico i just hope he'll make..
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
rivermaya will not disband. they are now looking for rico's replacement. they said they will launch auditions for the slot this end of august.
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
I like Rivermaya as well as their songs. If Rico would leave, it would be a big loss for the group although I hope that wont happen. Rico has played a big role for the success of Rivermaya and I sincerely hope that he stays with the group. It would be hard to find his replacement.
@nofear07 (48)
• Philippines
12 Aug 07
Well, it's good. If that makes him happy then why not. Let us respect whatever his plans are. But I think it would be unfair to the group if Rico Blanco will make his own career through going solo. If that's the case then every member of Rivermaya now go to their own separate ways and either join a band or create another band and it would decreased the numbers of their fans.