Yanick Tremblay of Musik Universe conducted an interview with DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan at the Heavy MTL festival, which was held July 23-24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.
Donegan addressed the rumors about the band possibly breaking up in a new interview on Wednesday (July 27) with Dallas radio station KEGL-FM. The guitarist said, "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."
Donegan would not say that the band was going to stay together, adding, "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."
Speculation about DISTURBED's future began two weeks ago when frontman David Draiman told an Idaho radio station, "This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on."
Donegan responded, "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."
The guitarist also confirmed that Draiman will be getting married once the band's current touring cycle is finished, making him the last member of the group to tie the knot. He added, "We'll all be going to the wedding."
Donegan concluded by saying, "When we start getting the itch, if that day comes five months from now or five years from now, then we'll discuss what we wanna do then. . . I'm just gonna go back to being a fan again and go out to concerts and look for inspiration again."
DISTURBED is currently headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which also features GODSMACK, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM and others. The show pulls into Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Friday (July 29).