He's left claiming that he just can't work with the band anymore, though Ronnie has countered it saying that he kicked him out himself because "he can't tune his bass and he's an asshole."
It wasn't supposed to be announced until after January, but because someone's a jerk and spread it anyways, here it is.
He'll be back on stage this spring in a "much bigger band," whatever that may be. 
A lot of people think it's Escape The Fate since they've got an opening right now, but if that happens, I'll completely lose my faith in humanity from the irony..
But, nonetheless, I was looking forward to seeing him in concert this January, and I'll miss him, and support him whichever he decides to so with himself. 
This is all I know for now, I'll make sure to update if I hear anything else..