Published Oct 29, 2012Following a three-year separation period, singer Jim Lindberg has returned to front punk veterans Pennywise. News of the reunion came earlier today (October 29) when both Lindberg and guitarist Fletcher Dragge stopped by L.A. radio station KROQ, with the six-stringer admitting "We've come to our senses."
"We're happy to announce that Jim is rejoining Pennywise and we're all looking forward to playing music together again," Dragge explained, adding that the group will celebrate the feat, not to mention their 25th anniversary, with a show at the Hollywood Palladium in L.A. on January 18. Dragge went on to say that after not talking for the past couple of years, he and Lindberg recently reconnected over a phone call.
Lindberg had reportedly left in 2009 to focus on family life, but stunned his ex-band buddies when he started the Black Pacific and issued the project's self-titled debut in 2010. Pennywise, meanwhile, continued on with Ignite singer Zoli Teglas to release this year's All or Nothing. The group never got to promote the album, though, as Teglas injured his back at a performance in Germany last January and has been recovering ever since.
As Dragge tells it, Teglas wanted out of the band and has been trying to track Lindberg down to convince him to rejoin. "He's actually happy. He's happy to get the hell out of here," Dragge joked. "Jim told me he was calling and saying, 'Hurry up and come back man.'"
Teglas has not made an official comment about the changeover.
You can listen to Pennywise's interview over here.
Thanks to Antiquiet for the tip.