Rumors have been circulating as of late, claiming the members of Lostprophets who didn’t molest children or try to have sex with infants are pulling an As I Lay Dying, mounting a return under a different name with a different leader.
That leader will be former Thursday frontman and all-around-nice guy Geoff Rickly, who was recently interviewed by Morgan Richards on Radio Cardiff and asked point blank what’s up with the rumors.
“I’ve been talking to the remaining members of that band, because they’re really good guys. I really want to be a part of what they do. I want to be a part of their second chance. Because, like, people don’t really think of what happens to the other members, but that. That took away their life.
“They had to give up their career, they had to give up everything that they had worked for 15-17 years for. They had no idea what was going on, it hit them so hard. Like I would talk to them on days they wouldn’t want to get out of bad. And they’re all fathers.
“You know, what happened, what happened is just devastating for them. I mean really, here in Wales, so many people have personal interaction with those guys and know that people like Stu and Mike and Lee — like they are such good people, ya know what I mean?
“So yeah I’ve heard that rumor too, but like it’s been my honor to work with them on their new band from a label perspective. And it’s just so good man, people are not going to know what hit them when the new band comes out, it’s like everything I grew up on, like little bit of New Order; little bit of Joy Division; little bit of The Cure; like it’s just so forward-thinking. And it also like… all the roots are everything I’ve ever loved from goth music.
“It’s just really cool man. I think like if ever there was a group of people that needed a second chance it’s those guys and they’re going to take full advantage of it. I’m really proud of them.”
Rickly insists he never met Ian Watkins, the Lostprophets singer who is now imprisoned for being a pederast.
Rickly also said his other outfit United Nations would be releasing a “new” full-length later this year.
So that’s what’s happening.
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