Rico leaving Rivermaya
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?
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.
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.