The new AQ Podcast takes a hard look at band reunions. We debate the varying value and legitimacy of reunions, with Coachella acting as the financial grease in the gears for many dissolved acts, and GNR pulling down $230 million on their reunion tour last year. How much is it worth to see Liam and Noel beat the shit out of each other onstage?
We leap from there into the fickle nature of artistic purity and entitlement. Is art less valid if it’s easy to make? Should artists expect to be able to make a living on principle? Jack White and Billy Corgan’s legacies collide as case studies.
Also included are excerpts from Johnny’s recent interview with Cold War Kids singer Nathan Willett, just after the release of their remarkably good new record LA Divine (listen). We also get into some philosophy volleys over the necessity of psychedelics in existential exploration.
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