Out of all the band reunions that are happening this year, the one that stands out the most to us is The Jesus And Mary Chain. Yeah, even more so than the Police.
By now we all know that Coachella will be their first show in nine years, but they will also be playing the Summercase Festival in Madrid and Barcelona on July 13 and 14. In a press release sent out band member Jim Reid answered some interesting questions. Check it out below.
1/ Why are you doing the show now?
"Well, I would say 'why not?' there are many reasons really. Firstly it's taken this long for me and William to get to a point where it would be realistic to do it, and to some degree each of us assumed the other wouldn't be interested, and it was only after we talked about it that we realised this. Also Coachella were very persistent."
2/ The last show was in 1998?
"Yes, the last Mary Chain gig was in 1998 and was such a bloody awful mess, too much drink, too many drugs, nobody seeing eye to eye on anything and the band just blew up, and I suppose you could say this is another good reason for our reformation, cause that was no way for the Mary Chain to end."
3/ William lives in LA and you live in Devon?
"You can imagine the problems this presents."
4/ Who else is in the band?
"On bass it's Phil King, on drums it's Loz Colbert, and on second guitar is Mark Crozer, and of course myself and William."
5/ Will there be more shows and an album?
"I really don't know. Maybe. I think we would like to and we're looking at another show or 2."
6/ Are William and yourself working on solo albums?
"Yes, both are at the recording stage at the moment, and both will hopefully be out later in the year."