Music Gear News
Razorlight change 'like break-up'
Johnny Borrell admits changing the Razorlight line-up was like a "relationship ending".
The frontman is now joined in the band by Freddie Stitz, Gus Robertson and David 'Skully' Sullivan Kaplan following the departures of Bjorn Agren and Carl Dalemo soon after drummer Andy Burrows quit acrimoniously, and the singer insists there is no bad feeling with his old bandmates as their musical bond had "run its course".
He said: "I've got nothing bad to say about anyone I make music with. All that happened was we were trying to make a record, it wasn't really working, and I thought, 'I could sit here and work out, make a plan of what I could do. Or I could just do something.'
"So I rented a studio and sat down and said, 'Look, I've met some other people.' A band breaking up is like a relationship ending - you know it's right to move on but that doesn't mean it's not painful.
"Absolutely everything that was going on, I was sitting down and talking to Bjorn and Carl all the time. But in terms of us making music together it had just run its course."
Despite the line-up change, Johnny believes the band is now closer to its origins than ever before.
He told NME magazine: "It weirdly feels closer to when Razorlight started than anything felt over the last seven years, because there's an honesty and an energy there.
"It's not precious. And at points Razorlight were quite precious, it was like, 'If we're not headlining the festival, we're not doing it.' And that wasn't coming from me."Posted on 14 Jul 2011 06:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio
The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Recent Music News
Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.
Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!
A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.
Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!
Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.
Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!