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Rain Man Kicked Out of Krewella for Being Sober

Rain Man, one third of popular EDM group Krewella, has been allegedly forced out of the group for being sober and boring. Not surprisingly, Rain Man, real name Kris Trindl, was the guy who produced most of Krewella’s music and gave them their first hits. Now that they have enough money to hire ghost producers, fuck that guy.

Trindl filed a lawsuit yesterday morning alleging he had been kicked out of the group so the remaining two members, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and their manager Jake Udell, could receive a bigger portion of profits. The three are said to have used his alcohol problem as an excuse to push him out of the group.

In court documents, Trindl says he’s contractually obligated to receive his “one-third equity share in any exploitation of the Krewella name.” An amount he says exceeds $5,000,000.

According to Trindl, after years together with the group, he completed a 30-day rehab program in late 2013. Alcohol, he says, was used to cope with the pressure of their tour schedule and duties as the sole producer. After rehab, Kris remained sober much to the Yousaf sisters’ dismay. Mistaking his sobriety for depression, they concocted a plan to remove him from the group. Their manager reasoned it’d be cheaper to use outside producers than to keep paying Trindl his share.

Things seemed to come to a head when Trindl missed Krewella’s EDC performance. They used that opportunity to “squeeze Kris out of the band.” They told him to go to rehab for depression. Trindl agreed to take a break from touring but kept producing from his LA home. He believes they used this time to establish themselves as a duo. “Kris who?,” was probably what they said when people asked them about that third guy.

The Yousaf sisters have responded to the lawsuit on Facebook.

We woke up this morning to the lawsuit Kris filed against us. As you all know, there are two sides to every story. We ask our fans to please be patient and not come to any conclusions until we are able to respond to the lawsuit with the truth. Our team has advised that we don’t get into any specifics until we can properly respond to the false claims made—most importantly being that we did not kick Kris out of Krewella, he resigned. We’re having a really difficult time today. As we write this letter to you, we are in the studio working on the second album. Please hang in there with us, the truth will eventually come out. Thank you for being so supportive, we love you guys.

Love, Y & J

Deadmau5, however, couldn’t help give Krewella a few words of wisdom.

Amazingly, the guy is right. Jahan and Yasmine are nothing but empty vessels with passable voices for which Trindl and now other ghost producers’ music flow through. They’re the equivalent of actors, but in this case, the most they do is jump around on stage and pretend to DJ while lasers go off in everybody’s eyes.

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