Rocker Josh Freese is to quit Nine Inch Nails at Christmas, according to the band's leader Trent Reznor.
In a post on the group's website, Reznor insists he and Freese will part the best of friends and he admits he has yet to find a replacement drummer.
Reznor writes, "Josh Freese fans, be sure to check out a show on the upcoming North American leg of the tour, as sadly they will be the last ones he's playing with us. He informed me he's leaving the tour at the end of this year. Yes, we are still dear friends. No, I'm not sure what we are going to do."
Freese, a former member of The Vandals and Guns N' Roses and ongoing part of A Perfect Circle, is expecting a third child with his girlfriend in January.