Dustie Waring steps down from Between the Buried and Me tour following sexual assault allegations

Guitarist Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me performs during 2016 Carolina Rebellion at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Concord, North Carolina.
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

Between the Buried and Me guitarist Dustie Waring has stepped down from the band’s forthcoming Parallax II tour following allegations of sexual assault.

The allegations were first posted on the Between the Buried and Me Reddit page (trigger warning: sexual assault), where an anonymous user accused Waring of rape, sharing screengrabs of alleged conversations with the guitarist.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.