Rico Blanco leaves Rivermaya

Rico Blanco leaves Rivermaya.

It’s now confirmed, Rico Blanco has left Rivermaya.

The news has been buzzing for a few weeks now, though never confirmed until just recently. According to The Dawn’s JB Leonor in an email to their official mailing list:

We had a gig in Metrowalk last Friday and Rivermaya was there – they
played before us.

It started out as a rumor. Someone text Kiko something crazy that I
didn’t know if I’d believe it or not.

We played in Big Sky Mind after Metrowalk. Kiko didn’t ride with me
home. He told me he was going to Metrobar to check out Rivermaya.

Kiko text me when he got there. Confirmed! It’s Rivermaya’s last
gig!!! They’re breaking up!

They’re not breaking up, Rico just left. Rico left Rivermaya!

I rarely blog about the local music scene now, okay I rarely blog, but to go back to the topic, Rivermaya is one of the pillars of OPM for the past decade, surpassed only by the now defunct Eraserheads, so this is big news! Rivermaya without Bamboo was news, but Rivermaya without Rico Blanco — is — not Rivermaya. Without any disrespect to the remaining members, the band will never be the way it was without the man behind the music. He played the keyboards, then played the guitar after Perf De Castro left (or was he booted out?), then fronted the band after Bamboo Manalac left. They marched on without Nathan Azarcon, regrouped to capture the label “Ang Banda Ng Bayan” as they produced rock hits that continue to be anthems in the local rock scene.

It’s sad to see a legend break apart, but some good things are not meant to last. Remember the Beatles? The Eraserheads? So what happens now?

Heto na ang gabi na ikaw ay aalis
At iiwan mo ako
Sa lahat ng gabi ito ang ayaw dumating
Sana ay umaga na

Tatawagan mo pa rin ba ako
Susulatan mo pa ba ako
Tayo pa rin bang dalawa kahit…

Babye na
Aalis ka na
Babye na rin ba
Sa ating alaala

175 Responses

  1. @Rico: Alab ng Puso, yan ang pang psyche–up ko palagi! Hahaha.

    @AJ: Sayang talaga considering how long the band has survived despite their previous lineup losses. But now, Rivermaya’s losing its main creative brain — I doubt they’ll be as good as they were.

    @Joni: I heard Rico’s going solo. Daw.

    @Mic: Baka sasali na sya sa Pop Ratio. Hehehe. ;)

  2. talagang sayang na sayang…indeed rico is the brain of Rivermaya…oh well! Rivermaya will always be a legend eventhough they’ll be gone physically, the music will always be there…

  3. I was never really into the Rivermaya sound that came out in the post-Mañalac era so this doesn’t really rock my world the same way Basti Artadi’s sudden departure did.

    That being said, I comiserate with all the Rivermaya fans. It’s a good thing I was never a big fan. :)

  4. Yeah guys… something aren’t just meant to last… rivermaya- the band, had been through this already before. hmmm… if i’m not wrong its bamboo who’s been the vocalist before rico. then Rico Takes his place when Bamboo left for a rehab. Now, eventually Rico also left the band… Question is.. whos next in line? Would the band be part of the history though or will it continue to run? check this out –> BPO

  5. I think japs, mike, mark and whoever their new vocalist will be should just form a new band. If they stay as Rivermaya, they should be able to maintain, if not surpass what Rivermaya with/without Bamboo and Rico has been. They have a choice to avoid the pressure and prove themselves anew. Then just let Rivermaya music be a history that will remain part of a lot of people’s lives now…and that will definitely continue to inspire a lot more tomorrow.

    diba?

  6. let’s face it. indeed RIVERMAYA is RICO BLANCO that’s it. sayang lang talaga to hear that news about my favorite band with all his inspiring songwritings. ngayon pa na pwede na nila i-conquer ang international music scene. when Bamboo left i never thought na makakabalik pa Rivermaya and Rico fill in – still the heart and soul of the band. am still hoping for him to go back para sa fans para sa Grounders but anyways we’re still here to support him. Goodluck

  7. Although I agree that he is an integral part of the band, I would not say that Rico is rivermaya. I agree that the remaining members should just form a new band and start anew.

  8. I heard about the rumors recently and yeah, it’s pretty sad to hear that Rico left RM. Being the face of RM and all, I’m thinking that this’ll be the end of the band — it’s going to be really, really hard for whoever tries to fill in his shoes if they ever get a replacement. I’m thinking that if they decide to get someone else, they’re gong to have to either get someone with waaay more stage presence than Rico, or change the band name so as to lessen the eventual comparison. Look at what happened when Bamboo came back with his own band — people were constantly comparing Rico and Bamboo.

    I’m not really surprised that he left though; recently he’s been very visible as an individual rather than with the band.

  9. lahat ata ng sikat na banda ng 90’s nawawala na ngaun

    nawala na ung yano,eraserheads, at ngayon parang mawawala na rin ung rivermaya…

    parokya ni edgar nalng ngayon ang natitira! (patay !)

  10. @Rico: I doubt he’s coming back.

    @Brendz: Let’s just say that Rico is the brain behind the band’s music.

    @banggigay: Uy thanks at nadaan ka! :) Kulit ng analogy mo ha, pero ganun na nga, grabe lungkot.

    @Amanda: Exactly why they’re better off starting anew with a new name, di ba? I feel they’re gonna do just that.

    @joe: Oo nga, mukhang parokya na lang ang totoong buhay. Well, meron pang true faith di ba? Pero ibang lineup na din yun eh.

  11. @Rica: Yes, one of the best OPM bands ever.

    @weng: Hana is another Rivermaya fanatic, just like you and Nanet. And me of course. ;)

  12. WHATTTTTTT!! !!!!!!!! yan ang unang kong nasabi ng malaman ko that Rico is laeaving the band.
    Haaay , , ,sad of course but music life must go on.

    tuloy pa rin ang ligaya!

  13. hi im john and im from newyork pero sa philippines ako lumaki.im a big fan of rivermaya and wala ko masyado news about them last week.i was totally shock when i read to rivermaya.com na rico will left na nga the band.natulala ako dun pota.sayang sila..ituloy ang ligaya rico!

  14. aukouh nah suko nah couh……..but…, as long as i have ur albums im still a RIVERMAYA addicted…

  15. like what others say. tuloy pa rin ang ligaya.

    don’t really give up. rivermaya is rivermaya..

  16. Why he left rivermaya? kaya naman niya gawin ang mga bagay na un without leaving rivermaya.

  17. hope they will continue rivermaya as a band even without rico blanco. naniniwala ako na kaya nila yan.

    long live Rivermaya!

  18. a devastating news indeed ! personally the latest album isang dugo is brilliant i love it to bits compared to Bamboo’s latest cover album (with the song tatsulok). RM has proven its worth, Rico is one of the best pinoi musicians. If i’m in the shoes of the remaining members…I will carry-on…no matter what….sink or sail…at least the remnants of RM have tried….but GUYS never disband…it will be a failure and you will become losers..even if you fail to deliver at least you never give up ! Rico is the main player but he’s only 1/4 of the band RM…the 3 deserves credit too, it’s a team work that’s why RM is successful….mark, mike,japs to it for the banda ng bayan..RM. Now RM is not just a band but more so an institution, a movement if you like….

  19. same thing. don’t give up. i want rivermaya to continue as a band. i will support them no matter what.

  20. very shocking news. hanggang ngayon di pa rin ko makapaniwala na wala na si rico sa rivermaya. hayyyyyyyy.

    pero sana kahit na iniwan ni rico ang rivermaya ay hindi naman iwanan ng rivermaya ang mga nagmamahal at nagtitiwala sa kanilang musika. please tuloy pa rin ang banda. with or without rico blanco.

    • sana nga rivermaya will still survive!!! cause i really love them!!! and rico as well!!! sana magreunite sila no? like eheads! hayyyy… basta i love rico blanco! he’s a genius!!!

  21. what’s the real story behind rico’s departure?

    goodluck to the future vocalist of rivermaya.

  22. how very sad kawawa nmn ang mga nainspire sa mga knta ng rivermaya.. paralized na cla, wala n ang utak… lets protest sa tapat ng bahay ni rico.. “RICO BUMALIK KA NA! PANU NAMAN ANG MGA NAINSPIRE DAHIL SAU?!! MALAKING KAWALAN KA SA MUSIC INDUSTRY!! PANU PA YAYAMAN PILIPINAS NYAN?! MARAMI NMN NAGMAMAHAL SA INYO BAT KA PA UMALIS?!!…. LUMIKHA KA PA NG MARAMING KANTA PARA SA KABATAAN!!” sana magbago isip nya.. napakalaking kawalan nya sa music industry lalo na sa banda… damn nakakaiyak

  23. sayang ang rivermaya,kung kailangan nyo ng vocalist n parang rico nandito lng ako,ma feeling c rico bka gagayahin nya c bamboo,,,,,,,,……..shocking,,,iiisssshhhh

  24. i think it’s time for rivermaya to say bye bye…it has reached its peak and is slowly declining…kesa bumagsak sila sa kawalan mabuting tapusin na ngayon para me maiwan na legacy…imagin kung 10 years from now…they are still doing gigs, recording, etc…nakakasawa na siguro…like bon jovi, aerosmith, etc…not against RM, they have good music(among the best, even)but it’s really time to say”bye bye baby!” hey you still have an MP3 of their music, so just listen to them na lang

  25. i’ve heard they continue recording and they have a new song and n.u a07 played their new song tom. monday between 6-9am.

    that’s good news

    long live Rivermaya!

  26. rrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccccccccooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 HHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mamiss kita sa grupo natin babes!!!!

    mamiss kong sabay kayong apat ni japs, mike at mark, rico!

    BUMALIK KA, MAHAL KO!

    Leyen

  27. rrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccccccccooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HHHHHHHUUUUUWWWWWWWAAAAAAGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mamiss kita sa grupo natin babes!!!!

    mamiss kong sabay kayong apat ni japs, mike at mark, rico!

    BUMALIK KA, MAHAL KO!

    Leyen

  28. Rico baket???
    Baket mo iiwan ang rivermaya?
    sayang naman ang pinaghirapan mo ng matagal na panahon.
    pinilit mong mong buhayin ang rivermaya without perf, bamboo and nathan…
    tumanda na kami na kasama ang music mo, sobra ang panghihinayan namin…..
    anyway goodluck na lang sa iyo
    dito parin kami susubaybay sa musika mo!!!(kung sakali)
    mabuhay ka Mr. Rico Blanco.

  29. sayang naman rico…..
    ang galing panaman ang banda nyo…
    edi c mark escueta nalang ang orig na rivermaya na nananatili!!!!!!
    sino na ang kakanta?????

  30. wala n c rico blanco….

    ako n bagong vocalist

    “call me rico mañalac”

    sa ngaun

  31. sayang!!! The news made me feel just as sad as when Ely Buendia left the Eraserheads!!! It was kinda devastating coz i grew up listening to their music. Blanco is a legend…but we also have to remember that Rivermaya is not just Rico Blanco…the band is more than just one person. Though we have to admit that it wouldn’t be the same without him anymore… let’s continue to support the remaining members coz i heard that they will carry on as a band (how? nobody knows for sure…but I’m certain that they are plotting pretty good plans for the band!!! mahal nila tayo eh!!! so they will stay). On the otherhand let’s support Rico on his decision. There are probably other things that he wanna do…Other dreams he wanna fulfill. Let’s just say that he has already fulfilled his reason for being in the music industry by sharing with us his genius and giving us great music that literally became part of our lives. I’m sure this wasn’t an easy decision for him either but it’s time for him to move on and fulfill the other desires of his heart. Let us thank him for his contributions and wish him goodluck on his new journey!!! To Mike, Japs and Mark, keep on rocking guys! Mabuhay ang Banda ng Bayan!!!

  32. Mabuhay ang Rivermaya!

    i love their new song “Sayang”

    than you so much for continuing the band.

    long live!

  33. well… la na tayo magagawa… respeto nalang sa desisyon ni rico… yaan na natin… makinig nalng tayo sa PUPIL, at least andun si Ely, sa SANDWICH, at least andun si Raimund, sa PAROKYA, buo pa din and tropa di ba? dapat nga mag-start nalang ng bagong banda sila Mark, Mike, at Japs… tutal malulufet din naman sila tumugtog eh…

    sabi nga ni super idol Ely Buendia, “it’s not about being there, but getting there is more exciting.” ganun nga ba pag-kasabi nya? ^^ basta ganun cguro nararamdaman ni Rico. Kaw ba naman maging sikat ng mahigit isang dekada eh… di ka mag-sawa? (kala mo naranasan na maging sikat! hahaha)

    haba na ata ng comment ko ah…. check nyo nlang ako sa friendster. elytista06@yahoo.com
    bye!

  34. Rivermaya!!! After Juna dela Cruz, Maria Cafra, The Dawn (at least jet pangan is still there), Eraserheads, the Parokya (still around), they’re the next best band for me. It was not because of Manalac but because of Blanco from the start. So I was ecstatic when he finally took the center stage, not discrediting the other band members though. Now? I don’t know… Still can’t grasp the reality of a non-Blanco RM yet…

  35. Rico Blanco kasi ang utak kaya umalis! nablanco na kasi, puro nlng gaya gaya puto maya ang maisip! kaya yan, laos tuloy! di kagaya ni bamboo, may talent talaga, di kagay mo Rico Blanco, pirata!

  36. @ hawa

    hehe fan ka ni bamboo noh? ayoko naman mag flame yung war pero unfair ka kay rico… bamboo’s not original 100% he sang most of rico’s songs. haha toinks.. pareho ko idol sila 2.. ungas ka lang tlga hawa!

  37. Rivermaya without Bamboo was news, but Rivermaya without Rico Blanco — is — not Rivermaya.

  38. pwede bang magisip muna kayong lahat sa mga pinagsasabi nyo! ang babaw ha! lahat ng presidente pinapalitan, lahat ng pangalan nauuwi sa cementeryo, lahat ng gumagalaw humihinto, lahat ng malakas humuhina, siguro eto na yung time na dapat nyang huminto, so let it be done, amen!

  39. Magsosolo yata si Rico. Join na rin siya sa mga bandang walang magawa kundi mang-revive. Papapel siya kasama ng MYMP at Eirk Santos na walang kahit isa man lang kantang original na sumikat.

    Subukan ko magcompose para ipakanta sa kanila. Dinig ko, i-rerevive na rin nila ang “Sampung Palaka” at “ABAKADA”.

    Mga lampa mga artists ngayon. Walang original. Mamamatay na lang, di pa rin makapagcompose ng kahit isang original man lang.

  40. I love the band they are 1 of the greatest filipino artist. I heard Rico left the band coz his going solo as an interbnational artist. I will definitely miss them lets just wish the bad a goodluck. Their music lives on same with some artist who were disband. you rock guys!!!!!!!! I salute you guys i was touched on HEDWIGS coment your right. RIVERMAYA you are really filipinos BANDA NG BAYAN.

  41. sabagay every begining has an end kung may alpha me omega. lahat me katapusan…. peo me maguumpisa ule….ok lng kahit wla na si pareng rico…. peo talagang sayang talaga nakikilala na rin sila sa asia taz biglang mangiiwan sa ere eh sia nga naman ang bunganga ng RM… peo kajit wala na sia tuloy pa rin RM di na mahalaga kung sino ung lumikha o kumanta ng song basta maganda ung kanta tatangkilikin ko pa rin yan kaya nio yan mga pare tuloy nio lng pag di atleast nagtry keo

    GOOD LUCK

  42. yekz!!!!!rivermaya is back but the vocalist is now jops serio.. yung bass noon ng rivermaya nung si rico pa yung vocalist nla!!!!!!!!!!!!! the song is sayang by jops serio of rivermaya!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. goodlock rivermaya!!!hope many songs will you release this year with your vocalist jops serio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. grabeh!!!bkt gnun?!!
    iniwan n ng CRUSh q ung RIVERMAYA kainis!!
    SAYANG!!pro ok lng,, pra skn PART prn xa ng BAND!!
    WALANG PAPALIT KY RICO,as a LEAD VOCALIST of RIVERMAYA!!

  45. i really can’t believe that rico left… the last time i saw him with the band, i never knew it was coming… then a few weeks later, my boyfriend told me that rico left rivermaya… i was shocked kasi the last time i saw them in a gig, i didn’t see any sign of them having any problems… pinoy music will never be the same now that rico left the band… i mean, i grew up listening to eraserheads, rivermaya (with/without bamboo), yano, etc… oh well… just goes to show that anything and everything has its end talaga… i guess we all just have to move on…

  46. sn patuloy kp rin mkgawa ng mga mggndang music, rivermaya man or blaco importante ung music lalo n pg pineperform mo n, idol,,,

  47. nkakainis..wla na si Rico..Hnd nyo ba napansin???Eraserheads = Ely & Rivermaya = Rico…E=E and R=R..the 2 best opm bands ever.. tae tlga..sayang..RICO is really the heart and soul of rivermaya…the best for me 4ever,,”Rivermaya”

  48. sobrang sobrang nalungkot ako sa pag-alis ni Rico!!!! damn!!! sayang!!!!!!!! ok na sana kahit nawala si bamboo…. Pero until now as an avid fan, i am so frustrated!!!!! and i really can’t imagine that Rico left Rivermaya… Sana magbago pa isip nya… By the way I heard their latest single, I think the band is still struggling.. pero iba parin pag si Rico yung kumakanta!!!!

  49. ok lang bakla naman yun si rico eh… saka mayabang… gud luck nalang kay mark escueta and the remaining memebers… tingnan nalang natin kung ano mangyayari…

  50. isa sa mga pinag bibiliban ko na di pala dapat pag biliban…
    tema nang musika mo, sa kabataan para walang iwanan..
    hiling ng marami na ikaw ay manatili,
    pero aspeto sayo ay di na maari,,

    sayang ka kaibigan..

    dugo ng isang pinoy
    na iyong ipinamukha..
    pero sa ginawa mo , ikaw din ang sumira.
    tsk… tsk… tsk…

  51. its the end for rivermaya without “Rico” its like a headless chicken. Rico is the writer, composer and producer of the band theres no such thing like rivermaya without the main man…

  52. nag luluksa ako ng mabalitaan ko to…

    pero ngayon may inspiration na ako para i-pursue ung dreams ko para makapasok sa local band-scene.. i’m writing songs.. (not crappy lyrics & sound)

    humahatak ako ng powers sa rivermaya

    mabuhay ka Psst…

    Rico Blanco: “Hi im Rico Blanco, you can call me psst…”

  53. i hope that Rico change his mind… but i think, maybe he’s too tired… i really love this band…. sayang talaga… anu ba pinagkakaabalahan nun?

  54. I hope that Rico will comeback………..and he will!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m sure he will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. sayang talaga….why not ely buendia plus rico blanco…..not band….siguradong maraming magagawang songs silang dalawa…

  56. anyway the band that ely has now is not at all that good….puede pa siyang kumalas din doon and join rico with him to form another band…

  57. well, we cannot blame Rico. hayaan na lang muna natin syang mag isip. maybe he had a very big reason why he needs to left the band and make his solo album. pls hayaan na lang natin ang kaibigan ko sa mga desisyon nya….. pls lng po…..

  58. ei anyone here can tell me whats the realscore why rico left rivermaya? does he have plan on being solo?

  59. ei anyone here can tell me whats the realscore why rico left rivermaya? does he have plan on being solo? hope magkaroon ng reunion concert.. astig cguro kung magkakasama sama cla for the last time.

  60. It somehow seems that the issue about rico blanco leaving the rivermaya came to waste. Or I just got tired checking the web. But here am again, am still affected pala. same thing with others, i supported them for more that a decade since they started. Partly I understand Rico’s desicion why he left the band, c0z prior to that issue, i’ve read in a song mag that “he’ll gonna be somewhere else next year”, but sad to say, this year na pala yon.

    It’s true that he is the “man” in the band, but why not give the remaining three members (Mark, Japs and Mike) a chance to prove their worth. I know they can make it, of course it will be a big challenge for them, coz lot’s of people will surely make a comparison, but I believe kaya nila. there’s no need to change their name, Rivermaya will always be Rivermaya…

  61. it’s his choice……..let’s just respect his decision…………………..rivermaya wil stil be the same,just move on and i believe you can stil rock and roll!!!!!!!!gudluckguyzzzzzz.

  62. hey guys, the possible reasons why RICO left RiverMaya..

    1. solo artist
    2. being tired in the music industry
    3. para magaya nila yong reality show for searching the frontman like ROCKSTAR INXS at ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA..
    4. baka mag-asawa na
    5. laos na.

    Rico, tang ina mo ‘tol, ba’t ka umalis?
    songs nyo andito sa MP3 ko, pinakikinggan ko isang beses kadaaraw..

    Bamboo, ibahin mo genre ng music mo, di ako nakakasabay..

    Ely, mas sikat ka noon kaysa ngayon..
    mag-apologize ka sa kagrupo mo sa Eraserheads at buoin mo uli…

    Chito, tol, pagbutihin nyo pa pagawa ng songs nyo, sana pag gumawa kayo ulit ng album eh medyo serious naman..

    matanda na kasi tayo eh…

    Dong Abay(yano), pare, asan ka na ngayon? mag pakita ka na, pinakikinggan ko palagi mga isinusulat mong kanta tulad ng perpektoat saka kukote.. esem rin..

    ikaw ba talaga sumulat non? ang gaganda ng mensahe..
    ——————————————–
    OPM 90’s, kayo an bida ng buhay ko..
    iniinspire nyo ako..
    ang gagaling, kayo ang pride ng pilipinas sa field ng music sa buong mundo..

    salamat poh..

    peace out!

  63. HAYAAN NA NATIN C RICO..MAYBE HE HAS A REASON FOR GOOD..D LANG NATIN ALAM..WELL..I BELIEVE RIVERMAYA CAN STILL SURVIVES..NAGAWA NA NILA DATI YUN..AND STILL,THEY CAN D O IT..! MORE POWER TOI RIVERMAYA..

    PEACE..!

  64. ..hAhAi..aNg bAnda ng bayan!!Mr. Rico,bAkit??? iTS a vErY BIg SAAAAYAAAAAANNNGGG!!!.baLikan mo cla..pLlllssssss..IBA KAC PAG ANDON KA..ANG DAMi DAMI PONG NALUNGKOT..coz 8s so sad to hear..pLLLLLLLsssssss..=(..=;(iTs sO SaAaAaAaDDD….T_T..PlSSSSS..dO it 4 US!!!na nag mamahal sa RIVERMAYA!!!..

  65. Idol ko panamn ang River maya tapos mag leleave lang sila sayang naman sabi nga daming funs malulungkot sa pag aalis nila hmmmmm pero baka may important reason sya bakit umalis but Im still waiting para sa pag babalik nila!!

  66. rivermaya like a river patuloy ang pag agos bkit rivermaya kung d rin lng patuloy s pag agos.

  67. since 1984 nkikinig nko ng music nla hanggang s nag asawa n ako some of thier songs has left a message of our marriage rico blanco d mo lang alam d2 s mindanao ang lakas ng banda nyo sna patuloy kyo sa pag agos rivermaya will never stop. gnon yon. alam mo sana yun.

  68. kming mag babarkada d2 s mindanao music ng rivermaya ang pinakkingan nmin mula original hanggang ngayun, ang lahat may pamilya n.

  69. papa rico!!!!,,,blanco ang isipan ko,,lumilipad na parang maya,,,akala ko parang river na tila tuloy sa pagdaloy,,,awit ng kabataan sanay bigyan ng liwanag sa dilim,,,ansakit so pusok akit angapo kala lasi,,,ay karaho

  70. Guys, what was really behinD rico’s departure?? wala ba talaga syang sinabi?? I just don’t get it!!! Bakit ba talaga?? Could someone please responD??I would really appreciate it if someopne would…

  71. 1. RIVERMAYA WITHOUT RICO BLANCO – RIGHT – IS NEVER RIVERMAYA AT ALL.

    2. BAMBOO WAS JUST A SINGER, NEVER THE SONGWRITER FOR THE BAND (RIVERMAYA). THAT’S IT.

    3. RIVERMAYA WITHOUT BAMBOO WAS BEST.

  72. ..helu der, juz wnt to congratulate rivermaya coz u did it guyz.., congrats to jason fernandez for making it to the top,,, you deserve it…, i do love rivermaya…, you r rili the BANDA NG BAYAN,…

  73. @musikerochan
    tama ka rivermaya na wala si bamboo na alang talent mag sulat is the BEST
    @ sa lahat
    gaya ni Ely na synonymous sa E-heads
    si Rico ay synonymous sa Rivermaya

  74. haaaay nku rico sa ginawa mo n pgails s rivermaya prang tinanggap mo n talo k kay bamboo kla q p nman lalabanan mo p cia ng sbayan un pla mgpapatalo k s knya… gudluck nlng sau rico sna mging msya k s decision mo!!!!

  75. rivermaya’s new album really sucks! parang terminator 3 sa terminator series. sana nagdisband na lng sila, tpos yung natirang members, iba na lng ang pangalan. yung reality show, korni talaga, parang pinoy big brother.

    rivermaya is 90% rico blanco. kaya dapat wla na lng. corny talaga ang bagong rivermaya.

  76. greetings to all. padaan lng po. :)

    sa totoo lang, Rico never planned on leaving. he was forced to leave. un lng.

  77. i guess this is not the forum to compare Rico Blanco and Bamboo Mañalac for the very reason that it was Rico Blanco who was at the very beginning the heart and soul of the band in terms of songwriting and writing music as a whole. could be he has other plans, career move ika nga, so let’s just respect it,.. for me it has been Rivermaya and Asin ang mga idol ko pagdating sa OPM, though it cannot be denied – never can it be denied – that Rico’s songs carry the most intelligent lyrics that no other band could ever surpass right now. nakakainis kasi maraming banda ngaun nonsense ang mga tugtugan, sugarcoated nonsense..

    dun naman sa mga nagcocompare kina rico at bamboo, no offense meant, pero it’s fairly obvious kung sino mgaling na songwriter at musikero sa kanilang dlawa.. bamboo was just a singer and performer, aminado ako, but musicality is what makes a legend..

    adios!

  78. dude, fyi, Rico Blanco NEVER! PLANNED a career move katulad ng sinasabi mo nor leaving the band.

    may nabalitaan na ba kayo na nagsalita sa media, magazines, or forums si rico?wala nmn db?kc kng talgang will nya na umalis,magssabi un. e tska pano sya magpapaalam e ni hindi nga nya alam na di na pla sya tinatanggap as part ng Maya. plus, sabi nga nung ibang nabasa ko sa forums plus napagusapan naming magkakaibigan, kng gs2ng umalis ni rico, dapat non pa

  79. i have to agree that rico blanco is…WAS the heart and soul of rivermaya..and regarding your conclusion na he’s going solo..i don think he’ll do that…i mean..kung gagawin nya un, sana noon pa..with his genius songwriting skills…no doubt patok parin yan…

    di naman ata tama na icompare sila ni bamboo..super different nila..pero may similarity din..xempre…pareho silang nawala sa maya:)

    may nabasa ako before sa broadsheet…

    Rico’s departure sa Rivermaya..ay (read: ung pagpapalayas sa kanya sa rivermaya) ang simula ng pagbagsak ng OPM…nagsisimula na un..its kinda sad..pero thats the circle of life:)

  80. saw rivermaya in concert last night. WALA NA TALAGANG KWENTA.

    i would rather watch bamboo..

    RICO BLANCO is a genius kahit pa maraming bumabanat sa kanya sa mga forum tulad sa you tube puro naman yun alipores ng manager ng maya. mas madami tayong nananahimik lang at nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng ibinigay ni rico sa OPM.

  81. walang personalan, personal career lang yan, mas magaling si rico ky bamboo, si bamboo ay sobrang mayabang, hindi natin lahat alam kung ano talaga ang dahilan kung bakit umalis sya sa rivermaya.

  82. BAKIT NAMAN GANUN???????????? ay i’m studying hard for rivermaya kasi pag yumaman na ako gusto ko one time sa birthday ko sila ang tutugtog.!!!pero!!!!!peroang lahat ay nagiba ng si ibol ay umalis……….. halos maki pag away ako sa mga classmates ko nung high school para maipagtanggol lang ang RIVERMAYA tapos ganun lang?????… bakit ganun???? nalulungkot na talaga ako di ko na kaya ito…!!!!huhuhuhu…. sayang talaga!!!

  83. kahit anung mangyari….!!!!!!kahit sinu pa ang pumalit kay rico sa rivermaya ….wala paring tatalo kay rico blanco….. RICO BLANCO pakin ako 4 life…..!!!!!!! si rico lang ang magaling at wala ng iba….. si rico lang!!!!!!!!

  84. Sayang sayang sayang! lht ng pinghirapn nila na sayng!
    WeLL everything Has an end!

    >>>>>>>>Rivermaya gud Luck!

  85. Saludo ako kay Rico. Rivermaya is “THE” Rivermaya. Para sakin, simula pa nung umalis si Bamboo, “Rivermaya is Rico Blanco”. Sa kanya nagmula ang poetry, music, arrangement.. halos lahat. Para sa akin, ngayong wala na si Rico sa rivermaya, no offense but it will never be rivermaya anymore.

  86. Rico Blanco, WHY? for so many years that every time you visits Cebu I gave up my other affair just to see you and the band WHY? Nothing can compare your creativity in making music even before you fronted the band. We just wanna know the reason why you left, THANKS for Inspiring young artist such as me and the rest of the Philippine Music scene.

  87. i miss u rico,until now d pipol doesnt have any word from you.ano ba tlaga plans mo,wud u go solo or whatever…

  88. well said Jam. :)

    “JAM 5PM of January 21

    kahit anung mangyari….!!!!!!kahit sinu pa ang pumalit kay rico sa rivermaya ….wala paring tatalo kay rico blanco….. RICO BLANCO pakin ako 4 life…..!!!!!!! si rico lang ang magaling at wala ng iba….. si rico lang!!!!!!!!”

  89. ngayong wala na c rico, at pinalitan na ni jayson, sana pinalitan na rin nila pangalan ng banda. pero sana mabuo ulit kasi institusyon na sila.
    rico, gudluck sa bagong karera mo..

  90. i went to rivermaya’s gig @ tiendesitas & whoahhh their new vocalist exceeds beyond my expectation, grabe ang galing ni jayson & may face value ah,as in dinumog cla ng mga excited nlang fans, feel ko mas sisikat cla ngyn dhl sa bagong vocalist & ndi pa mayabang, reding ready papic kht pagod na & pawisan, ndi maarte unlike rico nung nagconcert cla nuon sa AdU, sumpungin & ang yabang! ndi man lng namamansin ng fans, feeling tom cruise, sobrang suplado ang swangit naman, anyway pabayaan na nga nten c rico, asan ba cia ngyn? weheheh

  91. improving talaga si Jayson. Mabuti na lang talaga at itinuloy pa rin nila ang banda at mabuti na lang hindi sila nakinig sa mga haters na nagsasabi na mag-disband o palitan ang name nila. asar talo ngayon sila..

  92. nanuod ako ng click five. at yak ang pangit na ng rivermaya :( sayang fave ko pa naman sila. ang lame nung performance nila. ayoko dun sa bago. yung mga katabi ko nakatulog na… sayang lang talaga sila e :( RICO COME BAAAAACCCKKKKK! :(

  93. rico will never be the same without his old band.. and even rivermaya without there amazing vocalist.. isa pa d nmn ganun kagaling yung bagong vovalist nila.. lets say na d natin lam ang totoong nangyari but still they should worked it out

  94. ano nga ba talaga ang nangyari? so , sa kanyang pagbabalik ang kannyang kanta puro panama sa mga taong may atraso??? well i guess..

  95. gaya ng eraserhead hope mgkaroon ng reunion concert ang orignl rivermaya para ang mga kabataan ay muling magsiawitan…..

  96. where r u rivermaya???? i cudnt hear you anymore… Pareng Rico bumalik kana…maawa ka sa mga patay na patay sa rivermaya dito sa iloilo…

    longlive! rico blanco
    Longlive! Rivemaya

    roCk’en RoLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. where r u rivermaya???? i cudnt hear you anymore… bumalik kana pareng rico, na bablanco na ang rivermaya…..
    longlive! rico blanco
    Longlive! Rivemaya

    roCk’en RoLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. e-heads reunion > YEAH ASTIG!!!
    rivermaya reunion > no, i dont think so, not now, maybe 10 from now

    pero para sakin astig parin rivermaya kahit anong mangyari.

  99. sayang n sayang tlaga ang bandang rivermaya pero 2loy p dn ang laban khit wla n c rico, khit yoko k jason ok lng kc rivermaya p dn nman yan eh,,, keep on rocking rivermaya no.1 kau s lhat ng banda para sakin mga tol!!!!!! and k rico sana bumalik ka s rivermaya or bumuo ka n lng ng bagong banda,, no.1 supporters mo ko RICO!!!! astig n astig ung bgong song mo n YUGTO!!! galing parang mla Queen ang banatan!!!!! keep on rockin rico!!!!!!

  100. I cant explain this in words but i felt really weird when kuya rico blanco singing solo the “yugto”. What do i mean is… Its like the way he sings when he’s still in rivermaya. It is the lyrics and words I wanted to hear from Rivermaya but now, it came from kuya rico. Do you get me? AHH im not good at words.

  101. I cant explain this in words but i felt really weird when kuya rico blanco singing solo the “yugto”. What do i mean is… Its like the way he sings when he’s still in rivermaya. It is the lyrics and words I wanted to hear from Rivermaya but now, it came from kuya rico. Its not that im understimating somebody im just saying my opinion. Do you get me? AHH im not good in words.

  102. lUMIYAB KAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAA HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!
    dePUGAAAAAAA!!!! Astig ng pagkagawa mo pareng Rico!!

    Iangat mo pangalan mo sa mundo ng pinoy Rockkk!!
    sa lahat ng mga tumitira kay Rico Blanco, shut Up!!!
    salamagan at pastilan nyo!!!!

    Rock ‘en r0LL iloilo!!!!!!

  103. sa ngayon, hindi ko pa rin ma-appreciate ang post-Rico RM… sa totoo lang, parang mas original pa yung pagka-Rivermaya ng Bamboo kesa sa RM ngayon kc dlawang original members ng RM nasa Bamboo pero sa RM ngayon isa na lang ang orig member… anyway, Rico Blanco is a real musician.. he’s a genius of the music industry… his new songs were like he’s still playing the music along with RM… I really appreciate Rico’s comeback in the music industry, and also his great music. Rico, kip on making great music… rock on \m/ LUMIYAB KA HAHAHAHAHAHA… hehehe… astig rin yung “say forever” kasi may pagka-weirdo… hehe… lahat nman ata na gawa ni rico puro astig eh..

    • i really the band so much!!!! sa totoo lang mas naappreciate ko ang rivermaya with rico blanco… but now he’s out of the band!!! hay naku… really sad, nakakadepress talaga!!! still hoping na mag survive pa rin ang RIVERMAYA!!!!! and RICO BLANCO as well…. love u so much rico!!! mwahhhhhh

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