Let’s not bury the lede here: Mudvayne guitarist Greg Tribbett recently gave an interview with Jon’s Untitled Podcast in which he shared both good and bad news with fans clamoring for a reunion. The band has been on hiatus since 2010.
First, the bad: “There’s no time for that right now.”
Now, the good: “People just need a little more patience.”
There you have it: it’ll likely happen, just not now. I’d be surprised if it didn’t: the band’s extended absence only seems to have fueled interest in them as is so often the case, a fact not at all lost on Tribbett who is well aware that the offers the band gets to reunite will only continue to grow the longer they wait.
Here’s the full quote:
“…We’re all flattered that everyone still wants Mudvayne to tour and do a new record and come out and do all that stuff. The thing is is that everybody is in three different bands and kinda doing their own projects, and there’s no time for that right now.
“People just need a little more patience, I know 10 years is a long time, but… they’re doing the same thing… they say the same thing about System Of A Down, you know they haven’t put out a record in 12 years and the fans are begging for them.
“You know and I think it’s the individuals in the band, it’s just priorities, you know?”
Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray is soldiering on with Hellyeah in the wake of Vinnie Paul’s death while Tribbett, who left Hellyeah in 2014, currently plays in Audiotopsy with drummer Matthew McDonough. Bassist Ryan Martinie, meanwhile, has strayed the furthest from the metal tree and has been keeping busy with jazz/fusion act Soften the Glare, by far the most interesting (and let’s not mince words, best) of the members’ post-Mudvayne projects.
So hold your horses, people: that Mudvayne reunion will happen, and it will happen at precisely the moment the money thrown their way to do it becomes too much to turn down. Wait for it.
[via The PRP]