Rockers Staind have parted ways with drummer Jon Wysocki after 16 years.
The quartet has been working on the follow up to 2008's The Illusion of Progress, but studio sessions with Wysocki "weren't working out" and he has now left the group.
Remaining original members Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok and Johnny April have refused to go into further detail about the split, simply stating, "We wish him the best, and thank him for all the years he dedicated to Staind."
Evanescence star Will Hunt will serve as a temporary replacement and will sit in on the band's upcoming summer (11) gigs.