Janet Weiss on leaving Sleater-Kinney: “I said, ‘Am I just the drummer now?’ They said yes. And I said, ‘Can you tell me if I am still a creative equal in the band?’ And they said no. So, I left.”https://t.co/j6XUcWLlMQ— Stephen Thomas Erlewine (@sterlewine) November 20, 2019
Summary: Was outright told she was no longer an equal creative partner in S-K, The Center Won't Hold more or less recorded without her input and she was reluctant to play those songs live, Tucker/Brownstein are very close and had a strong vision for the album and general direction she felt left out of. She still speaks highly of her former bandmates and wants to underline that they're not "evil people", it was more a creative conflict.