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Morgan Rose Says Sevendust Have Had Discussions About Winding Down Their Career: “We’re Not Gonna Be Around, Full-Fledged, Forever, That’s For Sure”


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Gold-certified alternative metal band Sevendust have spent decades as a largely full-time band and with album #14 in the works, the Georgia natives have revealed that they a proverbial end date in mind for their career as it currently stands. The band’s drummer/vocalist Morgan Rose recently discussed how the group will begin winding down their career in the years to come.

Appearing on Hatebreed, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘, Rose conveyed the following of the band’s future:

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“We’re not gonna tour the new record until next year at some point. There’s not gonna be many left, I’ll just tell you that. I’m gonna be the one to let all the cats out of the bag, but I can just tell you that we’re not gonna be around, full-fledged, forever, that’s for sure.”

When asked if they would be doing a lengthy farewell tour akin to that of Slayer, Rose offered:

“…I started thinking about it. I mean, we did discuss this — the band has discussed, like, when’s the end date? ‘Cause it’d be nice to do it on our own terms and it’d be nice to be able to say goodbye to everybody properly. And I got emotional when we were talking about it, ’cause I was, like, there are so many people that we’re friends and really consider very close that I don’t hang out with.

You have these, for sure — people that you’ve met on the road that you see ’em wherever it might be and you’ve seen ’em so many times that you know them absolutely by name and maybe you even have a drink or food or something when you go through town, but you don’t hang with them other than that. And we’ve been [touring for] 26 years, and there’s a lot of those people. And it’s, like, shit, dude — that’s gonna be, like, ‘Bye.’

We don’t talk. We only talk when I come here. And we’ve been talking, for some of these people, for 25 years. And it’s, like, damn. There’s a lot of those people. And it fucked me up a little bit. I was, like, that’s gonna be interesting to wave the stage that night and be, like, ‘Damn,’ and fuck off forever. ‘Cause it obviously has been a gigantic part of our lives — more than half of it has been spent out on the road building those relationships. So it’ll be a trip.”

He added:

“We’re pretty fucking old to begin with. Somehow or another we’ve kept it together enough to be able to still do it at a respectable level. But it’s gonna happen. I would be lying to you if I told you I didn’t know when. It is gonna happen. But we’re not saying anything.”

The 53-year-old drummer also spoke of the physical toll that touring for over two and a half decades has taken on his body:

“It never means that we’ll never play again. Anybody that says that, it’s, like, you’re insulting the intelligence of the public. I mean, look, Mötley Crüe is getting ready to go out [after previously saying they wouldn’t]. They said they burned the book… I don’t ever [say], ‘Never, never, never. I swear to God.’

…The plan is that we’ve done it long enough. The body has taken a fucking beating. I’ve personally been to the doctor six straight days. I’m going for am MRI tomorrow. It’s breaking down. I was in the gym, actually, right before we did this [podcast] just trying to do something to help [with my pain]. Twenty-six years of car accidents — that’s how you’ve gotta look at it. I asked my doctor, ‘Why is happening now? I’m in better shape now — way better than I was back then.’ I was a fucking mess back then.

And he goes, ‘You’re a hundred years old, dude.’ [Laughs] I’m, like, ‘Fuck!’ Could I have done anything? He goes, ‘You could have avoided some car accidents.’ It’s 26 years of beatin’ the fuck out of yourself. It’s all good until it’s not. That was what he told me. He goes, ‘The body is all good until it’s not.’ … I’m going tomorrow to see what this deal is, ’cause it’s fucking debilitating.”

[via Blabbermouth.net]

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