Keith Caputo, Life of Agony's principal vocalist through their long career, has recently made public his transition into becoming a woman on his website. While the band had recently announced its own slowing down into a possible breakup, Caputo states unequivocally that his own personal gender switch has nothing to do with the band's possible retirement.
Caputo, now Keith Mina Caputo, states:
“Male to female transsexuals like me are the women who give up male privilege for femininity! Threaten the patriarchy!”
“I live a completely, totally different lifestyle. I'm a completely different human being, as you guys probably know. I have a very different path in life. I'm not living life as a man anymore and stuff. So, yeah, my life is completely different, but music will always be… music is definitely my driving force.”
Also: “FYI, I'm keeping my penis!”