DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren are rumored to be working on a new project with EVANS BLUE singer Dan Chandler.
DISTURBED went on an open-ended hiatus in 2011, following the completion of the touring cycle for its 2010 album “Asylum”. The band’s frontman, David Draiman, has since launched a new project, DEVICE, with former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, while DISTURBED bassist John Moyer branched out recently by joining ADRENALINE MOB, a new group also featuring ex-DREAM THEATER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer Mike Portnoy.
Speaking with Artisan News in a brand new interview, Draiman stated about DISTURBED‘s current status, “The beast certainly is not dead — it’s just sleeping for a little while.” He added, “We’re all on great terms and we continue to have a very, very huge mutual respect and admiration for another; we check in on each other’s families.”
Draiman also reiterated that DISTURBED‘s current open-ended break was not the result of tension within the band, saying, “This was not a hiatus that was brought about by bad blood, this was not a hiatus that was brought about by any sort of legality or for me to decide to start a family or any of the rest of the nonsense that gets thrown out there. All the rest of the guys have families and we’ve been touring on the road with them the entire damn time. So one has nothing to do with the other.”
Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio as the hiatus began that there were no personal tensions within the band. “This is really not due to animosity between the band members,” he said. “I want to make that very, very clear. Believe me, it’s not like, you know, we can’t work with each other anymore or we don’t get along together — this isn’t a bad-blood thing. I don’t ever want people to get that impression of it.”
Pictured below: DISTURBED‘s Mike Wengren and Dan Donegan with EVANS BLUE singer Dan Chandler
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