Jason Pierce Quashes Spacemen 3 Reunion Possibility, Talks Near-Death

Jason Pierce Quashes Spacemen 3 Reunion Possibility, Talks Near-Death
Just because My Bloody Valentine reunites, doesn’t mean Spacemen 3 has to follow suit. Former Spaceman and Spiritualized front-man Jason Pierce recently quashed hopes of a reunion of the ’80s shoegaze outfit, telling Observer Music Monthly he has turned down a lucrative offer for Spacemen 3 to reform.

"Why would I do that?” Pierce said. "I mean, I would have liked to go and watch the battle of Waterloo when it happened but that doesn't mean I'm going to go and sit in a field somewhere and watch people act it out.”

Pierce did not reveal who made the cash offer for him and former cohort Peter Kember, aka Sonic Boom, to get back together. The two split after releasing their 1991 album Recurring.

Along with stating that Spacemen are not a go, in the interview Pierce also spoke of his recent medical ordeal, where a serious bout of pneumonia almost claimed the life of the 42-year-old musician.

"In intensive care wards there’s five or six of you in the same room and everyone's got optics and life support machines and they're all bleeping at different frequencies,” he said. "One by one, everyone in the room died and I remember thinking, ‘Well, somebody's got to get out of here alive.”

Spiritualized’s forthcoming album, Songs in A&E, the band’s first album since 2003’s Amazing Grace, hits shops May 26.