Exclusive: Live Guitarist Responds To Ed Kowalczyk Reunion Rumors

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Live guitarist Chad Taylor posted on his Facebook page yesterday a quote from Dr Suess that read “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Taylor also added he was “grateful, blessed, and thankful.”

It’s interesting to note that the band’s original frontman Ed Kowalczyk has no tour dates currently scheduled, and current singer Chris Shinn hasn’t been mentioned on Facebook in months.  A reunion with Kowalczyk has been rumored.

IMG_0164Alternative Nation recently messaged Taylor requesting an interview to discuss the state of Live, he replied back with:

“Jeremy – thanks for reaching out. I’m taking a long break from interviews but truly appreciate your support. I’m focused on impacting my local community, making records for some new artists and of course my family. That’s all I’ll say for now. Maybe sometime next year we can discuss band stuff. Keep up the good work until then.”

Adding even more to the speculation, the band’s website and facebook page have been taken down.  Even though the band is keeping quiet, the hints they have been giving recently makes it seem that there are more big changes on the way, which could either be the band breaking up, or the band reuniting with Ed Kowalczyk but also having a positive break-up with current vocalist Chris Shinn.

In 2009, the original members of Live split under very tumultuous circumstances, which included lawsuits, Kowalczyk trying to get a lead singer bonus, and plenty of drama in the press, making it seem any positive relationship between the original members of the band and their founding vocalist was over. In 2014, with Kowalczyk continuing on with a solo career, Live brought in former Unified Theory vocalist Chris Shinn for The Turn, which many fans considered the band’s best release since 1997’s Secret Samadhi.
The last update that we received from Live was in January of this year, when Chad Taylor posted on his Facebook page that Live was recording new music. The person providing vocals wasn’t mentioned in the post and since the January post, updates on the current state of the band have been silent.
However, in July of this year, it did seem Live had a change of heart regarding former vocalist Ed Kowalczyk. A fan praised Kowalczyk on Facebook and the band shared the post.

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  • Corndog

    Ed releases statement on facebook when questioned about Chris Shinn:

    “I alone am singer for Live”.

    …I’ll get my coat.

  • God

    Make Ed sweat it out

  • Billy

    they could be trolling the fans as that message could be in reference to Chris leaving

  • God

    My Balls are only sweaty so I can wait a little while longer