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The lead singer of the Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan, announced that he will be reuniting with his former band members once again. The Wallflowers first debuted in 1992 and are famous for their hit, “One Headlight”, among others. Dylan stated that he never suggested breaking up the band and has always wanted to get back together with them.
The Wallflowers felt they needed to take a break for a year, but it ended up being five or six years. Their break-up was never official, according to Dylan, and he said he missed playing with his old band. “I never planned on hitting the road and just being the guy with a guitar out there. That never has been exciting to me. I came up loving bands, and I want to be in one.”
Dylan is also the songwriter of the Wallflowers and plans to join the type of songs he writes solo with the Wallflowers’ style. “I’m real excited about what we can do, knowing what we all know now. The stuff I’ve been writing is not in a dissimilar vein to what the last two records have been, which structurally and lyrically are very different from Wallflowers records.
But, I will make my best attempt to meld the two,” Dylan said. The band has previously opened for the Rolling Stones, where they performed at the Dodger Stadium, and they have also toured with Tom Petty. Dylan wants to begin 2012 with his old bandmates.
They are going to start working on their new album in January, which they have not done since 2005 when they recorded the album, “Rebel, Sweetheart”. Dylan was quoted as saying, “I’ve got new songs, and we’ve all been talking. We’ve been trying to carve that time out for a while.” Their last tour together was in 2009.
Dylan toured by himself in 2010 and came out with a second solo album entitled “Women + Country”. Gary Louris of the Jayhawks recorded the song, “Gonna Be Darkness”, with Dylan for the True Blood soundtrack this year. Gary has been a long-time friend of Dylan’s, has written songs with him, and sang in “One Headlight”. Dylan also played with Everest, a folk rock band based in L.A.
He stated he was glad to put the acoustic guitar down and get back together with his previous bandmates.
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