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Poison The Well drummer would 'love to' release new music

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:04 AM PT
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A few days ago we spent more than two hours talking to Poison The Well drummer Chris Hornbrook about everything under the sun, including his most recent gig as touring drummer for Dhani Harrison, son of late music legend George Harrison (The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys). However, we didn't waste time getting to what seems to be the most frequently asked Poison The Well-related question these days: when, if ever, will the band get back together and put out some new music? (It's been more than a decade since Poison The Well released their last record.)

As you probably guessed, the answer is slightly complicated. While not out of the realm of possibility, it seems that the stars will have do some aligning. Here is what Hornbrook had to say on the matter:

"When the band stopped, everybody kind of went their separate ways. We all remained in contact, we're all friends, it's like... brothers. And it seems to me that getting everybody back in the same room on the same page with a unified vision has been near impossible. And everybody else has other jobs. Our singer, Jeffrey [Moreira], owns a company and he's really focused on that. I'm on tour and working with different people. Our guitar player, Ryan [Primack], is a production manager and has done a ton of production stuff with touring bands in Los Angeles and New York. So I feel like we're very much an all or nothing band, and because of that it's been really difficult to get everybody in the same room and throw riffs around, and everybody be like, 'this is awesome', and build stuff. We've toyed around with it a little bit here and there, nothing that's been concrete, and what's come out of it has been really interesting and cool, but to just get everbody to be like, 'yeah, this is cool, this is what we want to do, and we as a whole feel really good about it' is just like, impossible...

"That's really honestly what it is, getting everybody on the same page. It's just really difficult because life happens. People get into relationships, family members die, etc. It seems like when we're kind of getting close to that happening, something mysteriously gets in the way.

"I'm not saying it's out of the question in terms of Poison The Well releasing any music. I don't know under what... I don't know how, because it just seems impossible, but I never rule it out. I mean, I would love to, particularly because I have an idea musicially what I would want to do after stepping away from the band for such a long time and playing with other people and opening up my musical horizons. I'm becoming more of an adult. I mean, Poison The Well ended when I was like 28-29; I'm 38 now and still continuing on the path and things are getting better and better, so I feel like I would have a little bit more to offer drumming wise and perspective wise, and just overall creative-wise...

"We'll see what happens."

We'll hope for the best. Regardless, Hornbrook was extremely generous with his time and had a ton of interesting things to say, including a complete post-mortem of Poison The Well's ascent and, ultimately, their demise. You can check out the entire interview below.






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