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Disturbed Guitarist Dan Donegan Calls Band’s Indefinite Hiatus ‘Scary’

Dan Donegan of Disturbed
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In a new interview, Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan comments on the band’s hazy hiatus and their new compilation album ‘The Lost Children,’ which is due out Nov.8.

As far as how long Disturbed will be out of the limelight Donegan tells that, “I don’t know if it will be six months or six years or whatever. I really don’t. It’s kind of scary to me to think, ‘What if we don’t return?’ That part of it bothers me.”

However, Disturbed fans shouldn’t worry too much, as Donegan is confident about the band’s return. “My hopes are if we’re away from it long enough we’re gonna want it that much more,” he says. “I like to think that as much as we’ve done together and how good the chemistry has been in the band, there’s going to come a time — hopefully sooner than later — that we’re gonna turn around and say, ‘Man, I f***in’ miss this. I want to get back there.’ I’ll be surprised if that doesn’t happen, really.”

Donegan states, “We’ve always said, ‘After this tour, let’s do this…,’ always something planning ahead. This is just the first time we’re not having those discussions. We said, ‘Let’s finish this tour and go home.’ We’ll see where that takes us.”

As far as the B-sides album ‘The Lost Children’ is concerned, Donegan states that “a lot of our favorite songs have been left off the albums for the purpose of hoping they’d see the light of day, find the right soundtrack or a sporting event or something where people would have a chance to get familiar with them.”

He continues, “So this (album) gives us a chance to get some of those songs out there, and hopefully fans will find some favorites on there for themselves.”

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