Roxy Music Break Up Again

You could be forgiven for assuming that glam rock and new pop pioneers Roxy Music were already broken up, seeing as how they haven’t released anything since 1982 and haven’t toured in nearly four years. And now guitarist Phil Manzanera confirms it: Roxy Music is, once again, done. The band ended its original run in 1983 but then got back together in 2001 for occasional tours and live shows. But everyone involved has moved on. Manzanera tells Rolling Stone, “I don’t think we’re going to do any more shows. I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy [Mackay] and I looked at each other and said, ‘Our job is done here… Musicians like to do new things. It’s unfortunate for the fans, really, because they would like you to play the same old stuff forever and ever. And they go see it and they feel like, ‘Man, they aren’t as good as they used to be.’ I’m very happy doing new things. I’ve got a couple of albums coming in the next year.”