Official press release:

Announced today at, a new experimental rock band called Gone Is Gone has been formed by revered musicians Tony Hajjar, Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen and Troy Sanders. The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. In anticipation of the impending release, Gone Is Gone has unveiled a clip of a new song and will be performing their first show ever at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles on April 27th. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday at 10AM PST at Ticketmaster.

In the interview with, Tony Hajjar says:

“It feels good to know that all this music will see the light of day soon.”

Troy Sanders adds:

“The vibe from Day 1 was, and has been, very therapeutic and refreshing for me. The chemistry was immediate.”

Read’s full Q&A with Tony Hajjar and Troy Sanders here.

What was once thought a distant idea, is now reality. It began when members Tony Hajjar and Mike Zarin were writing music for film trailers and they realized they had created a sound that needed a life outside of that medium. It needed a band. Fast forward through some phone calls and drinks: Troy Van Leeuwen was in. The trio met and wrote an EP within the first several sessions, but were still in need of the right vocalist. Upon first listen, Troy Sanders understood the vision and flew to Los Angeles to write and record vocals on the spot. Introducing, Gone Is Gone.

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