Russell Crowe's rock band are reported to have split, after a message purportedly from the actor appeared on a number of fan websites.

The message informs devotees a new 30 ODD FOOT OF GRUNTS (TOFOG) album will be released, but also that the band has "dissolved/evolved", as reported by gossip site THE SCOOP.

It reads: "What you possibly won't be pleased about, nor understand fully until you hear this record, is that TOFOG would seem to have dissolved/evolved.

"While that holds certain disappointments, they pale in comparison to the joy of writing unrestricted, of talking from my heart and mind simultaneously about things that are important to me now, right now, in this time of my life, not when I was younger or dare I say it less world weary/wary, but now, as a 41-year-old father/husband/lover/man."

He also encourages fans to snap up the LP - which will be released next month (19APR05) - giving it the following review, "This record is fresh, relavatory (sic) and graceful."

And asks fans not to illegally download the record: "Please be cool about giving up your two bucks and not file sharing."

23/03/2005 13:51