Sponge Members To Debut Side Project

Band's singer, guitarist and original drummer in spin-off called Crud.

Singer Vinnie Dombroski, guitarist Joey Mazzola and original drummer Jimmy Paluzzi of Detroit hard-rock band Sponge will debut a new band, Crud, at Lili's 21 in Detroit on Friday (Feb. 11). MTV News reported a disagreement between Sponge's label, Beyond Records, and Crud manager John Matheson as to whether Sponge are on hiatus or have disbanded. Crud — who also include bassist Robbie Graham — hope the debut gig will lead to a record deal, according to MTV News.