Ginger Says Forget About Another Wildhearts Album

(Classic Rock) On the eve of an eight-date UK tour to celebrate the release of 20th anniversary of The Wildhearts' second full-length album p.h.u.q., Ginger has revealed a latest rift within the group's ranks, declaring: "It's a f***ing drama-fest and I'm done with it."

Operational again since 2012, The Wildhearts have split up and reunited several times before during a fascinating yet erratic 26-year history. Ginger, who has previously stated a desire to cease working under the Wildhearts banner, admits to approaching the p.h.u.q. revisited tour with mixed feeling.

"Earlier this year we [The Wildhearts] had a whole recording and touring plan, or at least I did, but then something personal happened that affected some band members' relationships, or, more to the point, mine with them," he tells Classic Rock in an interview to be published next month. "I certainly don't want to go into it in public but neither do I want to spend a ton of time writing with anyone I don't feel close to."

He adds: "If some people are dragging around what I consider negative baggage then I'm out, y'know? It's been the story of The Wildhearts since year dot. I'm sure we'll sort out our issues as a band, or at least live with them for the length of a tour, when face to face with our crowd again. But the fans are the ones I'm doing this tour for. And if it's fun then we'll probably tour once a year.

"As for writing another Wildhearts album, forget it. I wouldn't even know what to write about. A bunch of forty to fifty year olds still unable to get along? Yeah, count me in. Sounds like a riot. F*** that." Read more here.

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