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A Roxy Music reunion may happen at Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

music news 25/01/2019

There is a possibility that Roxy Music members will reunite during their upcoming induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Saxophonist Andy Mackay tells Rolling Stone that his ex-bandmates have been discussing a performance together for the first time since 2011. 

"We’ve been looking into how we’re going to approach the actual induction, whether or not we’re going to play," Mackay says. "I’m hopeful that we will."

In 2014, guitarist Phil Manzanera said that the band would not be doing further shows, ending their 10-year reunion run that started in 2001 to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.

Fast forward to today, Mackay says that it was friendly among the group. He also explains that he often works with Manzanera, including a concert in November last year. He also says that he still speaks to singer Bryan Ferry and talks to the drummer, Paul Thompson periodically.

"Generally speaking, we are in contact. We are all feeling quite optimistic about it, but I wouldn’t like to say for sure what’s going to happen. It could be complicated to figure out."

The members would need to find a replacement bassist as the founding member, Graham Simpson who had passed away in 2012 and John Gustafson who took over and is on four of Roxy Music's albums, passed away in 2014.

Mackay believes something will come up, adding, "Obviously, if the ceremony is in New York, if there’s someone based there, that’ll be a bonus. But we’re still talking about it."

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, this 29th of March.