Sarzo told Ultimate Classic Rock "Due to my scheduling with other projects that I'm doing, it became a little bit hard for me to keep a really solid working schedule with BOC, so we amicably, we just basically parted ways. So they can actually find somebody who can devote more time to the band and I can actually pursue other bands that I'm doing."
The band posted a statement on their website on Sunday announcing that Kasim Sulton would be taking over bass duties for the group:
Next time you see BÃ–C, you'll notice a new face manning the bass... Kasim Sulton (formerly if Utopia, Meatloaf, Joan Jett) has joined BÃ–C taking the place of Rudy Sarzo, who has joined popular Japanese band Animetal USA.
Kasim comes with plenty of experience and amazing vocals to add to the mix, along with his own unique bass playing style. Kasim and BÃ–C go back a long way--Buck Dharma played on Kasim's 1982 solo record, "Kasim" and in recent months, Kasim has "subbed" for BÃ–C a few times when a regular member had other obligations.