Randy Van Vliet
Thu, 5 Jun 2003 16:36:28 -0700 (PDT)
Does it seem that Rob is, how to say, less than
pleased with Pete's departure from the band. I don't
have anything to base it on except for trying to read
between the lines of Rob's various interviews from his
book tour that he kind of resents the fact that
everyone seems to assume that PG WAS the band and that
since he split, that the band would die. Also he
seems to be very loud about reminding us that the
*music* talent hasn't gone anywhere. Makes me wonder
if he and PG may have had a falling out?
--- email@example.com wrote:
> Got this from Tom Spencer, who is temporarily
> unsubscribed due to exams!
> > Brisbane News 4/6/03, p.24
> > In an interesting interview with Rob re: his book
> > (which I won’t transcribe in full due to exam
> > pressures) :
> > …For fans of Midnight Oil, however, the news isn’t
> > bad. They may have lost one of rock’s most
> > and recognisable frontmen in Peter Garrett, but
> > other band members plan to record together again.
> > It will be under a different name, with bass
> > Bones Hillman on vocals, and the guys haven’t even
> > decided what sort of music it will be, or whether
> > they’ll tour. The only definite is that the band
> > live on.
> > ‘I’m going to get together with Jim, Martin
> > and Bones in the next few weeks and start working
> > towards some new songs’, Rob says.
> > ‘The singers are still in Midnight Oil, we’ve
> > got strong vocalists, and the songwriters are
> still in
> > Midnight Oil, and we’ve got this shared history.
> > looking forward to doing that.’
> > The political issues that defined Midnight Oil
> > also still have a strong presence. Rob says those
> > issues have never been more important to him, and
> > expressing his opinions through music has always
> > his way.
> > ‘We’ve always just made our music and put it out
> > and joined the chorus of disapproval’.
> Thanks to Tom in Brissie!!
> Jill in Atlant
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