DISTURBED have parted ways with bassist Fuzz. According to a statement from the group's manager on their official web site, "the band has yet to start the process of finding a replacement. They are currently in the studio writing new material for their upcoming third record and the process is going very well. Projections for the release of the third record are fall of 2004 or spring 2005. The 'Music As A Weapon' DVD/CD has a tentative release date of Feb. 4th, 2004. The final touches are being put on that project as we speak. The band is also hoping to organize a charity softball game and live performance in Chicago sometime in the spring with all of the proceeds being donated to a local female cancer research foundation. More details on that will be available after the new year. The band appreciates the contributions Fuzz had made to the band and they wish him the best in any and all future projects.
"As far as the exact reasons why DISTURBED and Fuzz have parted ways, as well as whose decision it was and why the decision was made, I hope everyone can appreciate that all four parties involved would like to keep that information confidential. I would like to encourage all of you to try and respect the band's privacy on this issue, and to continue showing the amazing amount of support you all have to this point, not only towards DISTURBED's future, but to Fuzz's as well."