“Creed and founding member Brian Marshall have decided to part ways on friendly terms, citing personal and professional differences,” the statement read. “Marshall and Creed are discussing terms for his involvement in the future releases of previously recorded but unreleased material. Creed and Marshall will both continue to be represented by Orlando’s Jeff Hanson Management & Promotions.”

Brett Hestla, singer/guitarist of Atlantic Recording artists Virgos will play bass on tour with the platinum-selling hard rock outfit but will not permanently replace Marshall.

“Creed wishes to thank Brian for his participation in their success and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors,” the statement continued.

Creed is about to launch a 15-date tour with American Pearl starting August 11. 3 Doors Down appears on all dates through August 30. On September 22, Creed hooks up with Collective Soul for an Indian summer amphitheatre spin.