The Ghost Inside Writing New Music, Not Rushing Return After Accident


(TeamRock Radio) The Ghost Inside guitarist Zach Johnson says he doesn't know when the band will be ready to play together again following last year's fatal bus crash.

The band's tour bus was involved in a crash with a truck in El Paso, Texas, in November 2015. Both drivers were killed and the band suffered varying degrees of injuries. Johnson endured 26 hours of surgery to repair damage to his feet, legs and hip.

As he and his bandmates continue their recoveries, Johnson admits it will be some time before they can reconvene and work on new music or hit the road. Johnson tells The Jasta Show: "For us as The Ghost Inside it's going to take a while for everybody to get to the point where we can be a band - physically play with each other.

"But we were already writing. Our plan was to record in early 2016. So I'll continue riffing and writing stuff for TGI. Our bass player Jim Riley is possibly gonna be going out on a tour. He broke and ankle and a tooth and it wasn't as terrible as some of the others.

"He'd rather get back out there if he can until all of us are ready. It'd be fun to play guitar with another band or do whatever, but the thing is for me personally, my recovery is probably going to be up there as one of the longer ones. So I'll just keep writing for TGI and just playing guitar for fun." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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