ShockAndAwe wrote:okay before anyone jumps onto the "freaking out because disturbed is breaking up" bandwagon, he said their wont be any Disturbed MAAW VI next year. This is because, Disturbed will be on their break. Their wont be any disturbed NEXT YEAR, he didnt say their wont be anymore disturbed ever again.
Four days earlier, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan was asked by Kevin Conklin of the 93.7 KCLB Rocks! radio station what Draiman meant when he said in previous interviews that he wasn't sure what DISTURBED's future plans were beyond the band's upcoming South American tour.
"We just haven't discussed it," Donegan said. "Right now we just don't know. At this point, we're doing this tour. We're gonna do South America for the first time — like, four shows over there. And that's really all we talked about. We haven't even discussed anything after that. It's not that we're tired of it, either. We don't know what it's like to take a break. 'Cause we've been non-stop, even as a local band, before we got signed. It's really hard to say. I can't really predict, 'cause I don't know what it would be like to go home and then not plan for another tour or plan for the studio. It might be a shock to the system there 'cause it's something new for us. So, like I said, we really haven't discussed where we go from there. So we just said, 'Let's just focus on these two tours we've got coming.' And then that's it."
This is probably the most complete explanation we're going to get for the time being. They need to take some time off and rest, especially David, because the band has had to postpone/cancel tours/shows because he's just trying to do too much with his voice. That coupled with the fact that David is getting married soon should tell you that he wants the time to just be with Lena, and maybe start a family without the pressure of coming up with a new record, planning a new tour, etc. The others have families, and now that they're getting older, they just may want to spend time with their wives and kids.
As for the "personal" things going on... is that really any of our business?
Someone pointed out that with Asylum, Disturbed fulfilled their contractual obligations to WBR/Reprise, and whether the "internal" things have to do with that, be it renegotiating their contract, wanting to take another direction with another label, or maybe even try to make a go of it with Intoxication as a stand alone label, I really have no idea, since I'm not in the band's inner circle (I wish!).
The main thing is, THE BAND NEEDS A BREAK!
I know I probably sound like a broken record, but if there is something important that Disturbed wants us to know, they will make an official announcement. Until that time, let them finish up with Mayhem and the South America run, then let them decide what their next course of action is. Whatever decision they make, we have to stand behind it and accept that these are their wishes.
*guiltypleasures is now stepping off her soapbox once again*