Phish Breaks Up… Again
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio announced Tuesday that the classic jam band would cease to be after their Coventry concerts in VT this August. Unlike the last time the band separated, the 2000-2001 “hiatus,” Anastasio says this time it’s for real. Phish is fried. Along with Anastasio, band members Jon Fishman, Page McConnell and Michael Gordon have been interested in pursuing other projects (Fishman has numerous dates lined up with Jamie Masefield’s Jazz Mandolin Project) and, after a band meeting on Friday, the group decided to part as friends. What will most likely be Phish’s final studio album, Undermind, will be released on the Elektra label on June 15. Phish hooked up in 1983, inheriting the jamband crown and fan caravan of the Grateful Dead after Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995.