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Adam McGrath Addresses The Current Status Of Cave In


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Cave In guitarist Adam McGrath and drummer John-Robert Conners have been playing together lately in a new band dubbed Nomad Stones. Amid a chat about that project, Clrvynt.com recently asked about the status of Cave In as well his other ventures, Zozobra and Clouds, to which McGrath replied:

Zozobra is Caleb’s thing, so that’s more of a question for him. I don’t know if I’m invited back, you know? [Laughs] We’re still great friends; I’m not worried about it. Clouds, we haven’t played in years; we talked about doing a reunion two summers ago and it never happened. Same thing with Cave In. I mean, we talked about doing it, but it never happened. At this point, it’s like, I just kinda go with what my eyes tell me. In reality, my eyes say nothing’s happening, so I have to move on with my life.”

Speaking further on Cave In, he offered:

“The way I look at it is, we spent 15 years together. There’s no manual to have four dudes who grew up together just keep on going 15 years later. Everyone has different lives now. Caleb has two kids in New Hampshire, J.R. is married with two kids, Steve’s in New York City. I’m not sure if our goals align with music these days. I know Steve is still very curious, and it’s obvious that he’s working very hard with Mutoid Man, and I commend him for it.

Myself, I can’t say that I’m gonna throw it all on the line for music again. I’ve already done that, and … I don’t need to get back in the hustle. I spent like five years of my life traveling, some of the best years of my life, but, you know, I’m married now. I really enjoy my home life.

I love being with my wife, I love being home. Music will never stop. It’s too in me, I have to play. But as far as getting back in the hustle and selling records and trying to figure out ways to get people to like me, I don’t have it in me anymore. I just don’t. [Laughs]”

He further added:

“We did some shows last summer. You know, it was fun. One was better than the other. I’m more interested in moving forward. Cave In was a band that always moved forward, and I just can’t … I can only be in a tribute band for so long unless we’re doing new shit, you know what I mean? I don’t wanna keep on going out every summer and playing fucking Jupiter over and over again. I’d be happy to try to do some new songs and whatever, but the stars have to be aligned for that. Never say never, but I don’t see it happening any time soon.”

Nomad Stones‘ debut album is in stores now.

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