Saxophonist Andy Mackay said Rolling stone his former bandmates discussed playing together for the first time since 2011. “We looked at how we’re going to approach actual induction whether or not we’re going to play,” he said. “I hope we will.”
Guitarist Phil Manzanera said in 2014 that the band would likely no longer be performing concerts, ending a reunion that began in 2001 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
But Mackay said the current situation among members is “amicable.”
“I see Phil Manzanera a lot,” he explained. “I did a concert with him in November of last year. I work with him a lot. [Singer] Bryan [Ferry] and I speak. We see each other from time to time. [Drummer] Paul Thompson and I speak from time to time. I haven’t seen him in years, but I know he’s there. I played on one of his albums about four years ago. Generally speaking, we are in contact. We’re all pretty optimistic about this, but I wouldn’t want to say for sure what’s going to happen. It might be hard to figure out. “
If a live meeting were to take place, they would have to find who would play bass. Founding member Graham Simpson, who was on Roxy Music’s debut album and is inducted, died in 2012, and John Gustafson, a veteran session bassist who performed on four albums but didn’t always tour with the band. , died in 2014.
“I think we’re going to find something,” Mackay said. “Obviously, if the ceremony is in New York, if there’s someone based there, that will be a bonus. But we’re still talking about it.”
Ferry to celebrate Roxy Music’s last and most successful album in the United States, in the 1982s Avalon, on tour this summer. It will play across North America between July 30 and September 5. You can see all the dates here.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY