Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie: ‘I asked Bez to replace Mani!’

The frontman also reveals that My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields is working on their 10th album

Primal Scream‘s frontman Bobby Gillespie has revealed that he asked Happy Mondays‘ dancer Bez to replace their bass player Mani when he recently rejoined The Stone Roses.

Speaking exclusively to NME, Gillespie said even though Mani had defected to his former band, “everything’s cool”. He went to reveal that he had asked Bez to step into their legendary bass player’s shoes. “I asked Bez last month,” said the frontman. He continued:

I was at an awards ceremony and Bez said to me, ‘What are you gonna do now that Mani’s gone?’ and I said, ‘Can you play the bass, Bez?’ How cool would that be? Bass and maracas! He was like, ‘I’d love to do it Bob, but I can’t fucking play!’

During the interview, which you can read in this week’s issue of NME, Gillespie also revealed that Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine is working on the band’s 10th album. He explained: “Kevin Shields is playing guitar on one song, and hopefully Kev’s gonna mix a few too.”

Gillespie also revealed that his band are currently without a record label, and said that they have to “get that sorted first” before they think about when they’ll be releasing the record. He added: “Maybe we’ll put it out ourselves!”

Read more from our exclusive Primal Scream interview in the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now or available digitally.

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