Shaun and Bez speak to NME.COM…
Happy Mondayshave hinted that they may reform for more shows in the future.
The band, who are due to play a one-off performance at the new Get Loaded In The Park festival in London on August 22, revealed exclusively to NME.COM that they wouldn’t rule out the possibility of reforming to hit the road again.
Speaking at a recent Adidas launch party in Covent Garden, Shaun Ryder said: “In terms of the Happy Mondays we’re doing that gig at Get Loaded In The Park. There is no tour planned as such but if a gig comes along and its in the middle of the Pyrennes mountains or something then we might do it.”
His dancing sidekick Bez also hinted that the band may hit the road adding: “The biggest lesson I’ve learnt in my whole life is never say never.”
As previously reported Ryder has been working on the production of his bandmate’s first solo single.
He also revealed that he is currently putting the finishing touches to Bez’s forthcoming album.
“I’ve produced his album and his single which is being released in Australia and Japan before it comes out over here,” he said.
“We’re trying to sort out a release in Japan at the minute. I don’t know when we’re gonna see a release of it in England. God knows.”
Speaking about the recordings, Bez joked: “Shaun’s my next door neighbour so its really hard to find the cunt.
“No seriously, Shaun has been doing the backing vocals for me and producing the record and it’s been great.”
The band’s forthcoming festival appearance on Clapham Common is their first since the summer of 2000.