, Josh Freese announces his departure from A Perfect Circle Longtime drummer for A Perfect Circle, Josh Freese has announced his departure from the band.

A Perfect Circle performed a small number of shows in 2011, but Freese was unable to accompany the rest of the band due to a scheduling conflict concerning Weezer, with whom Freese was touring member of from 2009-2012.

Freese officially announced his exit from A Perfect Circle yesterday.

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Josh Freese has played drums for numerous bands spaning an impressive career.

Aside from A Perfect Circle, Freese has played with Nine Inch Nails, the Offspring, Motley Crue, Paramore, the Vandals, Guns N’ Roses + many more. He has also has also appeared on nearly 400 albums. Along with Weezer, Freese currently drums for Devo and Sublime with Rome.

Freese tweeted the following from his personal account:

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

Jeff Friedl is A Perfect Circle’s current touring drummer and has also appeared live with one of Maynard James Keenan‘s other musical endeavors, Puscifer. Both APC and Puscifer will be performing at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile in 2013.