Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Grant Hart Interviewed in Canada...

By Rob Wiliams

Link via the Winnipeg Sun:

Despite a two-song set last October that saw the band's main songwriters -- guitarist Bob Mould and drummer Grant Hart -- reunite for the first time since 1987, there will be no cash-in tour, Hart says.

"It was under the auspices of a benefit for (Soul Asylum bassist) Karl Mueller. Let's put it this way: so far the criteria is a having a mutual friend with cancer, and that happened once in 17 years," he explains.

Unfortunately, Hart doesn't believe he and his former friend can ever be a team again.

"I think Bob has not functioned very well in a group situation. He has a strong mind and an ability to intimidate. When it's all done I do not want to end up subjecting myself to a person who had that effect on me."


He hasn't been working on any new music lately -- his latest album was 1999's Good News For Modern Man -- and spends most of his energies on his visual art projects and trying to recoup money from indie label SST, which he claims still owes the band more than $100,000 in royalties.

Hart will make his first appearance in Winnipeg in more than a decade when he plays the West End Cultural Centre on Tuesday for a solo-electric set at the West End Cultural Centre. The Fabulous Kildonans will open with an acoustic set beginning at 10 p.m. to allow Green Day concertgoers the chance to catch the show.


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