Former FROM ZERO bassist Rob Ruccia has rejected Internet rumors that he left the group because of the increasingly softer nature of the band's songwriting.
In a posting via the group's official web site, Ruccia stated that "I didn't leave because the music got softer. I left to pursue producing and engineering other bands. My work has offered me the opportunity to use my knowledge from being in FROM ZERO to help local bands get a better edge on what the majors want. It has me working with people like Joe Daniels (ex-LOCAL H drummer) and with James Iha with THE BLANK THEORY, DOVE TAIL JOINT and various others.
"The new FROM ZERO @#%$ is great and may my brothers in FZ have the greatest success with this next record.
"I have not quit music, and in time I will have my own album done up with a new band."
As previously reported, FROM ZERO are currently in Los Angeles recording their sophomore Arista Records CD, due at the end of the year.