rocker Lou Barlow
is pleased the original line-up of the band has reunited after nearly 20 years, because they can now end things amicably. Barlow quit Dinosaur Jr. following the 1988 album Bug
, leaving frontman J Mascis
to continue without him until the group folded in 1997.
The reunited trio - also including drummer Murph
- release new album Beyond
next month, and Barlow admits Mascis' motivation for the comeback is different to his own.
He says, "The way I left the band was very sad. I came back because I wanted to rewrite the ending and turn it into something positive. And I think we've managed to do that.
"As far as J was concerned, the main motivating factor was money."
He adds, "J doesn't say anything directly, he only speaks through his manager. It's weird, but it's part of the comedy."
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