Third Eye Blind Splits With Guitarist

Semi-charmed rock band Third Eye Blind and their guitarist Kevin Cadogan have parted company.

The band released a statement to MTV News on Thursday that read simply, "The members of Third Eye Blind and Kevin Cadogan have parted ways. Brad Hargreaves, Stephan Jenkins and Arion Salazar wish him every success. Third Eye Blind welcomes back guitarist Tony Fredianelli who will be performing with the group on their upcoming 'Dragons and Astronauts' tour. Tony Fredianelli has performed on such Third Eye Blind recordings as 'Semi-Charmed Life.'"

Fredianelli actually played on Third Eye Blind's 1997 self-titled debut album and also played with the band during a performance on Wednesday night's edition of "The Tonight Show."

The band did not offer a reason for the split, but according to sources close to the group, the move was not an amicable decision.

Third Eye Blind dropped its most recent effort, "Blue," in November of last year and so far has sold 377,000 copies of

the album. The album's second single, "Never Let You Go," has been gaining steam at radio, and the band plans to soon tour behind the album on the aforementioned "Dragons And Astronauts" outing.