Instead of feeling backed into a corner by people demanding an answer about the future of the band,
Amanda and I had both agreed to just let it go and leave it open ended. However because I dislike that "mysterious"
stuff a lot and always was happy about the nature of the relationship we've had with you guys, it started to upset me seeing all these posts and people feeling "disrespected". I don't want any of you to feel disrespected or in the dark about things.
Both Amanda and I together have decided to just ride this one out naturally, not impose any kind of pressure on ourselves to HAVE to do anything that doesn't feel right. That's always been the beauty of the band. We always have given each other the space to follow whatever artistic paths we feel drawn to. I love that.
In addition, for the two of us, WKAP and World/Inferno are not just ways to kill time until the next Dolls' record or tour.
We are both thrilled to be involved with all the cool stuff going on right now and proud that we have you to share it with.
There's no time limit on how someone's creativity flows. It's not measured in decades, or album cycles, or greatest hits packages. If you are afforded the freedom to follow your bliss in life, then I say go for it.
So, yes, the band is "done" in the sense that we are not actively booking tours, etc. And there is no date scheduled in the future to "resume working on the new album" as interviewers like to say.
And that's OK with us. It takes a lot off pressure of us and let's us both focus on what we've already got on our plates.
We are both so proud of the music we've made together, the community of people and friendships that have grown together, and the fact that we did what we set out to do and did it the way we wanted.
But there's a definite change in course for both of us, so rather than fight it, we embrace it and let each other evolve as people and musicians. That's healthy.
Also, as I said before, I'm sure we'll do more shows together someday. And I am happy that we both are able to say,
"I love you, now go out there and rock, wherever you go" as opposed to it ending bitterly.
So everyone just chill, it's all good in the Dresden 'hood. You gotta give each other space, you gotta show love to yourself so you can give from a healthy place, and never be afraid to go for what you're heart tells you as you grow.
That's the fuckin' Dolls way, right there.
For those of you who are still pissed, I understand why and I love you.
For those of you who understand where we're coming from, thanks for the love back and we'll see you out there.
JennieJ - Nothing is ever final, no matter what the current state actually is. They obviously are not in complete agreement as to how final this split is. I can't imagine working that closely with another human being for THAT long, and then completely never playing together again. Sounds to me like they need to do their own thing, and don't want to put a limit on how long that's going to take. It's much easier to say that they are done, and maybe have a "reunion" later on that it is to say they are taking a break and have all their fans hounding them for when the next album or show is. Sad yes, but possibly a necessary step for both of them as individual artists.
Now, I totally agree with dj50tonhamster-
Chill out and listen to some James Brown. You'll feel better.