The End of Luna

By liz

Well it's not instantaneous, but it is happening. Dean Wareham is going to let LUNA go the way of Galaxie 500...

On October 26, we will release our seventh studio album, Rendezvous, on Jetset Records. This will be Luna's final record. We will tour the United States and Europe over the next six months, playing our last shows in 2005." We've received a lot of kind emails, people asking why the will be going into retirement next year. Of course with a decision like this, the reasons are multifold. Here are ten explanations I have been giving to journalists:

  1. Rock and Roll is killing my life.
  2. The Universe is Expanding.
  3. There are too many bands out there, travelling around, singing their songs etc.
  4. Too much time spent in 15-passenger vans. According to 20/20, these things flip over.
  5. Too many hands to shake, that means germs.
  6. Too many dinners at Wendy's.
  7. People are dying in Iraq.
  8. This is what bands do (with a few exceptions, like R.E.M. and Metallica, and the Rolling Stones). Those bands, however, are multibillion dollar corporations. You don't break that up unless the government forces you to.
  9. Hotel Electravision.
  10. Time to Quit.

Dean Wareham