Third Eye Blind Reportedly Fire Guitarist

Rock group performed without him Wednesday on 'Tonight Show.'

Pop-rock group Third Eye Blind has fired guitarist Kevin Cadogan

and replaced him with original bandmember Tony Fredianelli, the

San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday (Jan. 27). On Wednesday,

Fredianelli performed the single "Never Let You Go" with the band on "The

Tonight Show With Jay Leno." In a brief statement that offered no reason

for the dismissal, 3EB manager Eric Godtland said drummer Brad Hargreaves,

singer Stephan Jenkins and bassist Arion Salazar "wish him

every success," the Chronicle reported. The paper also reported

that Cadogan had sought an injunction Wednesday against the band's "Tonight

Show" appearance. "Never Let You Go" climbed to #32 on last week's

Billboard Hot 100. The band's second album, Blue, is also

climbing, moving up to #52 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this

week.