Major Live Reunion With Ed Kowalczyk Announcement Imminent


Live have updated their official website with a countdown clock that ends on Monday.  The band will announce details surrounding their reunion with original frontman Ed Kowalczyk, who left the band in 2009 and is now returning to replace Chris Shinn. Alternative Nation first broke news of the reunion a couple months ago.


Last week, the band tweeted the following picture.

Chris Shinn updated his Facebook status to “Do I have to do EVERYthing now?” with a video of himself playing the drums at The Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN with the hashtags #OneManBand #DontGetBitterGetBetter a couple weeks ago.

This post comes in the wake of Live’s original vocalist, Ed Kowalczyk, naming himself the lead singer of Live and changing his profile photo to an image of himself with the Live logo. On the same day, Live also changed their cover photo to an image of the band with Kowalczyk as the lead singer. Shinn’s post seemingly indicates there may be at least a little bad blood between him and the rest of Live.
Shinn was recruited for Live’s 2014 album The Turn, which received generally positive reviews after what was seemingly a bitter breakup between Kowalczyk and the rest of the band. Up to this point, an official announcement between Live, Kowalczyk and Shinn has not been made.