Végre legalább egy ember a bandából felelősségteljesen és a rajongók felé tisztelettudóan nyilvánul meg, ugyanis Sam állást foglalt, hogy miért kell őt egyre többször helyettesíteni.
Az Armpit fórumon nyilatkozott, hogy porckorongsérve van és komoly fájdalmai vannak,ami miatt képtelen már fellépni. Műtét vár rá, de ígéri, hogy amint lehetséges, újra betársul a bandához.
The Real Sam Rivers here... I want to start out by saying that I am still in the band. I haven't quit or left or any such thing. I'm dealing with having Degenerative Disc Disease in one of the discs in my spine as well as it being complicated by a pinched nerve. Basically this just means that one of my discs is deteriorating and my vertabre on both sides of this particular disc are collapsing on each other and a nerve causing extreme amounts of pain. This makes it so I currently am not able to perform with LB. (shit, I can't even drive!). I'm working hard everyday to do what ever is necessary to get through this as quickly as possible to join my family back on stage again! This does require surgery but believe me, after this recovery, I'm coming back with a vengeance! None of us realized how quickly my back was deteriorating and believe me, it came out of no where. Nonetheless, they were able to quickly find a great bass player and have the shows go on! They are still going to go out there and kill it and perform amazingly! We do truly love our fans! I WILL BE BACK! Thanks for the concern and support!