News today via Twitter that Josh Freese has pulled the plug in his participation in A Perfect Circle:

After 13 years, I’ve decided to leave @aperfectcircle with no plans of returning. Apologies to those inquiring about the upcoming shows.

Sad news, but not entirely unexpected. Josh didn’t play with the band on their last tour and was replaced by Jeff Friedl. I expect Jeff will be confirmed as the new permanent drummer in due course.