Published Nov 19, 2008In the wake of yesterdays LCD Soundsystem break-up kerfuffle, guitarist Al Doyle has shed some clarifying words on the subject, saying the band are far from over and done with.
"I would like to clarify that LCD have not disbanded," Doyle, who also plays in Hot Chip, writes on Hotchip.co.uk, "nor could the entity be disbanded in the sense that it has always had a revolving cast of players it would be like saying that the Fall had disbanded, or Prince has split up."
"LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy, and he's allowed to take time off, do other things, and come back, or not come back. And he doesn't have to tell you or anyone else about it. I didn't know if anything was going on with LCD next year, which is the truth, and that's all I should have said, but I gabbled on a bit because that's the way I am and I didn't imagine in million years that anyone would concoct a story out of it...
"Anyway, I should probably stop doing interviews after this, which is already my second chance. But the main point to take away is that more LCD music is in the pipeline, which is surely good news for everybody."
As previously reported, the break-up rumours stemmed from an interview Doyle gave with BBC 6Music, who in turn wrote a story headlined "LCD Soundsystem reach end of road." Before long, the internet lit up with similar stories suggesting the end of the James Murphy-helmed project.
However, also yesterday (November 18), NME came out with its own story regarding LCDs status, with Murphy himself saying he was already working on new material. And from Doyles little retraction, as well as the following statement from a DFA representative, it seems NME has actually trumped the BBC on this one, believe it or not.
"Reading the BBC article, all I took away from it was that James was going to make a disco record with the same musicians he has been making music and touring with for the past four years, the DFA rep says [via Pitchfork]. "Why that is shocking or newsworthy is baffling but amusing. The headline that the BBC decided upon is shockingly misleading and ultimately has nothing to do with the content of the piece. And in a stunning turn of events, the NME seemed to set the BBC straight within hours. Kudos to them. Hopefully, Liam Gallagher will have a bowel movement tomorrow and everyone can get back to the news that really matters."
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