The former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns recently confirmed that there is no possibility of the band reuniting. Silverchair had previously announced its indefinite hiatus back in 2011. Pearl Jam Huge 2022 Festival Rumor Leaks
The band wrote in a statement at the time:
“If the band stops being fun and if it’s no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop.”
Daniel Johns opens up on Silverchair not reforming
Johns believes that indefinite hiatus is the end of the band for good. During a recent interview with Carrie Bickmore on The Project, Johns addressed the possibility of a Silverchair reunion, which he previously said wouldn’t happen for “a million bucks or if someone had a gun to his head”. The statements had contradicted to what drummer Ben Gillies and bassist Chris Joannou had said.
“I was firm that Silverchair were not getting back together and one of the other members kept saying ‘No, we’re just on a break and we’ll be back’,” Johns told The Project.
“And I was like, ‘This is really starting to really affect my mental health because I’m saying that’s it. And every time I tried to tell the truth, someone told a lie’. So I said, ‘I wouldn’t get Silverchair back together with a gun to my head or a million bucks.’ Maybe that was too harsh in hindsight.”
Johns further claimed that he is unlikely to perform live again, irrespective of having new music on the way. “I honestly don’t think you ever will,” he said. “There’s so much music coming and I’m really proud of it. You don’t need to see it live – just listen.”
The inception of the band took place in Newcastle in 1992. Silverchair earned fame in 1995 with the release of their debut album, Frogstomp. The record turned the band into a cultural force.
Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns opens up to Carrie about his complicated feelings towards the band and why we'll probably never see him perform live again.
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