In a new interview, Mike Patton says that one of the greatest bands to have ever happened is idle. Completely idle.
“Right now, we have no plans whatsoever — live, recording or anything,” says Patton, whose voice could make any chick’s pants melt. If I were a lady, my undies would have clitty litter on ‘em every day, just about.
“We’ve done what we set out to do with the reunion, and it’s all great, but it’s just, ‘Let’s see what happens next.’ And I think you need to take a pause to actually reflect on something like that, because otherwise we could just keep playing, and we’re very conscious of overdoing it, y’know, milking material that’s so old.”
Which is why we need you guys to record a new LP and then tour the United States. Or at least the biggest cities in every area of the U.S.
“You can only do that for so long, and I feel that we’ve done pretty well,” says Mike. “The whole band’s naturally came to this conclusion, so now we’re just sitting tight.”
Patton says the reunion shows were not a “money grab. It’s funny to say, but we all kind of reconnected, and after quite a long time we all kinda looked at each other and were like, ‘Man, we actually spent half of our lives together.’ It’s interesting to see it through that set of glasses as opposed to the ones you wore back then. I suppose, at least personally speaking, I’ve grown up a lot since then, and I think I approach the music differently, and I felt better about the music than I did then.”
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