While Roxy Music’s New Millennium Reunion didn’t get as much attention as other more high-profile comebacks over the past 15 years, until a few years ago, they still worked together. But it looks like they’ve stopped for good this time around.
According to guitarist Phil Manzanera, the band is unlikely to perform together anymore. âI don’t think we’re going to do any other shows,â he said Rolling stone. âI think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, [saxophonist] Andy [Mackay] and I looked at myself and I said, âOur job is done here. “
The group reunited in 2001 to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Since then they have toured intermittently, but have not recorded any new music. Vocalist Bryan Ferry has said he has no interest in recording with the band. This is one of the reasons, explained Manzanera, of the last separation from the group.
âMusicians love to do new things,â he said. âIt’s really unfortunate for the fans because they would like you to play the same old stuff forever. And they’re going to see it and they’re like, ‘Man, they’re not as good as they used to be.’
The last time Roxy Music released an album was 32 years ago when ‘Avalon’ was released at the dawn of MTV. But that does not mean that there will be no more Roxy product. In fact, they’ll be releasing two box sets next year focused on their first two albums, Manzanera said.
In the meantime, Ferry has a new solo record, “Avonmore”, due on November 17th, and Manzanera has co-produced Pink Floyd’s upcoming album, “The Endless River”, which will be released on November 10th. He’s also a member of Floyd’s guitarist David Gilmour‘s solo group, which may hit the road next year.