L7 Amazed By Reaction To Their Reunion
The all-girl grunge icons played the Encore Stage at Download this weekend, just nine days into their first run of dates since 2001. A Kickstarter campaign to fund a planned documentary about the band was launched last year and the live return came on the back of that.
Singer/guitarist Donita Sparks tells TeamRock Radio: "The shows have been amazing. A lot of beautiful young people. We thought it would be a bunch of geezers, people who saw us 20 years ago. And it's this whole new thing.
"We were pretty blown away by the Kickstarter campaign because you don't know if it's gonna go over well or not. It's covered the cost of the film thus far. People are contributing generously. Those were older people with money and now we see younger people at the shows."
Bassist Jennifer Finch adds: "We didn't know what was gonna happen, we had no idea. We were sitting in Los Angeles and having our lives. We were like, 'Do people want this?'"
Joking that the L7 tour bus is a hotbed of sexual harassment, Sparks says the antics on the road could inspire new songs when they start writing again. Read more here.
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