Rammstein: No Touring, New Album Plans

Band’s just resting on its uninspired laurels for now

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Rammstein are, for all intents and purposes, taking a break from being a band.

It’s about time. Take as long a break as you need, guys. It’s all good.

Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe tells the Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! that they meet yearly, and just haven’t been inspired to do anything.

“We’re meeting every year. We come together for a week. We do a lot of eating. Our singer’s a hunter, so he hunts a lot of animals, and we eat a lot of animals during the week and talk a lot about things. And this year we met, and we decided to meet another year and see how we feel then. So there’s no plans of touring at the moment and no plans of [making a new] record. But that can change every minute. [Laughs]”

What’s so fucking funny, Kruspe?

Kruspe added the band’s taken its album profits and directed it into making the live show even better.

“While living in the late ’90s and beginning of 2000s, we still were selling records and we took the money of selling records and put it in our live show. So we constantly were aware that the only chance we had was actually putting out a good show. These days, everything becomes a promotional tool — the music becomes a promotional tool, the videos, or scores in movies, or whatever you do, it’s promotion. Then those kids should save money and put it in their live show. I mean, it ain’t gonna happen. It’s very, very difficult.”

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