However, it turns out not to be true. While he is a Muslim of some sort, he's not giving up music, and in fact has just released a solo album which sounds pretty good based on the one track I've heard.
Now, I'm not the sort to applaud someone for abandoning their faith just so they can continue to provide me with entertainment, but...oh, wait. I AM the sort to do that. IN YOUR FACE, ALLAH! B-SIDE WINS AGAIN!