Vocalist, guitarist, composer Rico Blanco has left Rivermaya.
Their last gig happened last May 4 at the Metro Bar. Incidentally, the original Rivermaya band’s first gig was also held there where they were the opening act for Eraserheads (Metro Bar was known as Kampo in the 90’s). So what happens now to the rest of the band? There are talks that there are plans for a reality tv show in search for the next Rivermaya vocalist. But local music experts say that without Rico who writes most of the bands hits, it might be the end of the road for the “Banda ng Bayan”.