Wow. That is really sad, but undoubtedly the most genuine and honest public reponse I have ever read come from a band. What they recorded was phenomenal and the poster work done for them was in some cases legendary, so in a sense it's just another chapter closed in rock and roll.
Sucks, I never got to see them live. I saw them on Conan a year or two ago and Max Weinberg came in mid song and took over on drums and the drumer dude switched to playing something else, or something weird, it was cool.
Hmm. Bummer. They were the only interesting band I've found out about in the last five or six years. At least they didn't put out one album too many like most groups do. Ok, several albums too many like most groups.