In November of 2001 drummer Scott Murray was run over and killed while walking home after band practice. The band carried on, temporarily replacing Murray with Vinnie Jukic for their 2002 album Stealing Chairs, dedicated to one of Murray's favorite activities. Afterwards, 28 Days found themselves in national newspapers for all the wrong reasons when they and their fans were accused of causing $4,500 worth of damage at a concert by rival Sydney band the Drugs. The lead singer of the Drugs, Ian Baddley, had previously written an open letter to Jay Dunne of 28 Days accusing him of making homophobic and misogynistic comments to the audience at the Big Day Out festival, which they had shared billing at. He also accused Dunne of ignorantly referring to German band Rammstein as "Nazis."
Desperately needing to revamp their image, 28 Days cycled through new drummers before settling on Adrian Griffin and recording Extremist Makeover in 2004. Rap-metal's day had passed, however, and the album was not a success. They left Sputnik soon after and attempted a comeback with their 2006 EP Bring Em Back, released on their own label. It turned out to be their last hurrah, however, and after a farewell tour and greatest-hits compilation (Ten Years of Cheap Fame) in 2007 the band broke up. ~ Jody Macgregor, Rovi