Fugazi May Get Together Again

Fugazi frontman Ian Mackaye hinted at the possibility that a reunion would likely be in the works.

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Approaching Oblivion has posted a detailed interview with Ian Mackaye of Fugazi, Minor Threat and Dischord Records. He talks about the status of the label:

"We don't have a lot of current bands. Part of our arrangement from the very beginning was that we were documenting a specific musical scene. I think that it waxes and wanes, it's a living thing, and eventually it will die because it's a living thing. I don't think we're done documenting things, but right now we have a specific back catalog that people are interested in and we feel that we have a serious custodial responsibility to distribute this music... Hopefully something new will come along. I'm hungry to have my mind blown by something or somebody to come along and knock the shit out of me musically."

He also talks a little about the oft-rumoured Fugazi reunions:

"The four of us love each other dearly. I saw Brendan last night, I was on the phone with Guy today, and Joe is on tour at the moment. We are a family we don't stray from each other. We worked really hard for 15 years; the band was the central aspect of our lives, and at some point life demanded attention. We have the desire to play, but there's a geographical issue. Joe currently lives in Rome and that makes it hard to practice. But to get back to Fugazi playing again, we've been offered an insane amount of money to play reunions, but it's not going to be money that brings us back together, we would only play music together if we wanted to play music together and the time allowed it."

Thanks for the report to Punknews.org.

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    IommiPage
    Dammit UG, I screamed when I read the title. Then I read it. Ian basically said the same thing all 4 of them have been saying since 2002. "We're all still friends, we'll do it when the time is right and we're all ready to do it." Nothing new here -.-
    the_jackyl
    He didn't say they would reunite, he said they wanted to but couldn't. That's why it's a hiatus and not a breakup. Put your pants back on.
    Haanz
    Typical misleading UG. I can't believe anyone interprets this as "may get back together again." They CLEARLY state they never wanted to break up but had to. They practised for 5 hours a day 5-6 days a week when they were together. One of the members lives in Rome. Fugazi are not, and will never be almost by choice, rich. It's not going to happen.
    IommiPage
    kevinyuwOw wrote: Good thing, but wants Minor Threat to reunite than Fugazi.
    Ian has said on numerous occasions MT will never reunite. He even did in the full version of the interview here. Besides, it just wouldn't work. Fugazi could because they never really did break up, and they're always evolving. They have no definte characteristics, and could easily come back and write more material. Look at 13 Songs and The Argument, totally different, yet they both sound like Fugazi. Of course there are minor concerns with Fugazi coming back. Can Ian still shout/scream like he could then? The Evens do have a whole lot of shout-y vox. Can Guy still dance like he could then? He has noticeably aged the most since then, plus he hasn't done any proper singing since they went on hiatus. Joe, well, Joe is Joe. Brendan's been playing guitar with another band, and the only drumming gig he had was with Bob Mould's band for a while. I'm sure he could still get back into his groove. I'd love to hear them write new material, because I think they all still have something left in them, unlike most ageing bands.
    oldschoolthrash
    kevinyuwOw wrote: Good thing, but wants Minor Threat to reunite than Fugazi.
    Same, but that will never happen. Plus it would be odd because all of these guys are so much older now, they don't have the same energy and aggression. There's no way it could be as good, so they may as well leave the legacy alone.
    Lion_Slicer
    This would make me sincerely happy. Fugazi were one of the first bands I really got into, and I can still listen to them all day.
    Stevules
    "we've been offered an insane amount of money to play reunions, but it's not going to be money that brings us back together, we would only play music together if we wanted to play music together and the time allowed it. " This article says nothing about Fugazi thinking of re-uniting. It says if they were all thinking about reuniting, and if they had the time, they would re-unite. You got my hopes up
    shut_up_n00b
    Okay this didn't even get a rewrite? It's the exact same post as Punknews and if you read the interview Ian clearly says that he's way too busy.
    Macabre Lullaby
    Yeah, there isn't really anything about it actually happening in here. Ian's basically just saying that they want to, but can't right now. I'm pretty sure that even when they went on hiatus, it wasn't that they didn't WANT to play, it was just time for a break. So I don't really think anything has changed here. Fingers crossed though.
    Cheesepuff
    it doesnt really say anything about them reuniting... it would be insanely cool if they wrote a new album and toured