1 Disturbed Discuss Break-Up Rumours on Thu 28 Jul 2011, 08:56
Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan has spoken about the rumours that the band are to go on indefinite hiatus.
On the rumor that DISTURBED will break up after completing the South American tour in August:
Donegan: “What it comes down to is ever since the start of this band, we’ve always had a game plan of what comes next after each thing. So it’s always been ‘write, record, tour, let’s go home for a month, let’s start writing again, do the same thing all over again.’ So it’s always been laying out future plans. This time around, we just haven’t really gotten to those discussions yet. We know that we’re coming to the end of this touring cycle and we just haven’t planned on what we wanna do next.
“I really don’t know [if DISTURBED is breaking up]. I don’t have a clear answer because I’m not sure where everybody’s head’s at at the moment other than we’re having a great time out on tour, we’re going out big, we’re carrying big production, we wanna end this on a big note. I think we’re not ready to sit down and have the discussions of when we wanna get back together or if we’re gonna. So we’re kind of winging it.”
On DISTURBED singer David Draiman’s comment in a July 13 interview with Boise’s KQXR radio station that the band has “some things going on internally” and “some personal things going on” that may be contributing to the group’s decision to go an in definite hiatus:
Donegan: “I don’t know if he said that. That might have been taken out of context. It’s been a long marriage for us and we’re very fortunate that our career has lasted well over a decade and going strong. But like I said, this is something new to us. We’re not sure how we’re gonna feel coming off the road and not having a game plan. So it’s really hard to predict if some of us are enjoying that or if some of us are missing that. So it’s just really all gonna be a new experience for us.”
On how everyone is getting along in the band:
Donegan: “It’s different because now we all live in different states. As we got older and starting families, we’re all in different states. I’m the only one left in Chicago, and Mike [Wengren], our drummer, moved up to Milwaukee, and David moved to Austin, and John’s [Moyer, bass] from Austin. So we’re split up anyways. The only times we’re really together is when it is time to tour or if it’s time to write and record.