60 SecondCrush calls it a day
Farewell shows to be 'like always ... but even more so'
Published: December 5, 2012
"We've seen the 'it' bands come and go, no disrespect to anyone," adds Harman. "Detroit has a great music scene, but we've seen bands come and go over two or three years and then they're off to another one. Longevity – we've stuck around for 15 years. We never jumped on any bandwagons. We played our music our way."
60 Second Crush is playing three local shows — the Last Rites Tour — before calling it a day, and Seglund says that guitars will get smashed. "It's going to be an event like we always had, but even more so now," he says. "The pressure is off now that the press is out and there's no going back. There will probably be some guests from the bands we hang with. We'll go out with a bang, and wish each other well. That's the best way to go out."
So what of this new, forthcoming project? "We hope to do a Velvet Revolver out of the ashes of Guns N' Roses sort of thing," says Seglund. "All of the band is staying together – we have a good relationship."
"The new singer [Libres] is like Myles Kennedy meets Chris Cornell," adds Forrester. "Tommy is more like Ian Astbury meets Iggy Pop. They're different animals."
Finally, the moments before a band's breakup are obviously the best time to ask about a potential reunion. Harman isn't ruling it out. "Never say never," says Harman. "Things are open. If something would develop, I'd definitely be on board with something like that for sure."
Goodbye 60 Second Crush. For now.
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