Daniel Johns Shoots Down Plans Of A Silverchair Reunion: “It Still Kind Of Burns”
The former Silverchair frontman says he's still "emotionally triggered" by his time in the band.
Daniel Johns has nixed ideas about a future Silverchair reunion, saying he won’t be touring with the band that made his name anytime soon.
The decisive comments came during a live interview with The Project, in whichJohns explained that he still carries pain from his time with the group. “It’s not that I’m not proud of the work, I’m actually really proud of the work,” he said. “It’s just that it’s emotionally triggering for me: it still kind of burns.”
Previously, Johns had explained that he would only reform the band if he was offered a million dollars, or if there was a gun to his head. Around that time, his bandmates — Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou — told the press that Silverchair were simply on a break.
Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns opens up to Carrie about his complicated feelings towards the band and why we'll probably never see him perform live again.
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“I was firm that Silverchair were not getting back together and one of the other members kept saying, ‘No, we’re just on a break and we’ll be back’,” Johns said in the interview.
“And I was like, ‘This is really starting to really affect my mental health because I’m saying that’s it. And every time I tried to tell the truth, someone told a lie’. So I said, ‘I wouldn’t get Silverchair back together with a gun to my head or a million bucks.’ Maybe that was too harsh in hindsight.”
Moreover, Johns has said that he will probably never again tour live. Though he has “so much music coming” that he’s “really proud of,” he doesn’t feel the call of the road, or the need to perform his songs in front of a live audience.
“You don’t need to see it live — just listen,” he said, simply.
Sad news indeed. But hey, the promise of new music from Daniel Johns should get fans excited, live tour to accompany it or not.