Trey Confirms Doesn’t Deny Phish Reunion in Many Years

So, it’s hilarious that for as many times Trey said “This is it…” or “We’re done” with regards to the Phish breakup, he goes right back and lets himself say “Well, I might eat my words years from now…”

From the Illinois Entertainer (my emphasis added)…

So keep all Phish questions at bay, because they’re not getting back together anytime soon . . . right?

“It’s so funny that nobody’s asked me that! We’re definitely not now, and I would never do that because it was all the rage. All I’ll say to that is I’ve said so many stupid things in the past, that have come out of my mouth, if there’s one thing I’m finally starting to learn is I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’d like to play music for a long time and I love those guys. Who knows?

[via zzyzx]

I, for one, would never want Phish to get back together. Please don’t. Trey, if you’re reading this, don’t do it, dude.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Why not? It might not be the best shows ever but it still would probably be better than 70VP.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Why not? It might not be the best shows ever but it still would probably be better than 70VP.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Why not? It might not be the best shows ever but it still would probably be better than 70VP.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Ha! I think I’ve got to agree with you on that one. I just got done listening to Shine again and I’m just not impressed.

    Phish walked away from it all and I don’t see that there’s any way those guys could come together in the same way. Especially the way Trey is right now; he’s all focused on himself. I don’t think he could ever give himself up like that again for the sake of a four-person group. It’s Trey’s band now and I don’t ever want Phish to become that (edit: even though I know Trey always called the shots anyways…).

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Ha! I think I’ve got to agree with you on that one. I just got done listening to Shine again and I’m just not impressed.

    Phish walked away from it all and I don’t see that there’s any way those guys could come together in the same way. Especially the way Trey is right now; he’s all focused on himself. I don’t think he could ever give himself up like that again for the sake of a four-person group. It’s Trey’s band now and I don’t ever want Phish to become that (edit: even though I know Trey always called the shots anyways…).

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Ha! I think I’ve got to agree with you on that one. I just got done listening to Shine again and I’m just not impressed.

    Phish walked away from it all and I don’t see that there’s any way those guys could come together in the same way. Especially the way Trey is right now; he’s all focused on himself. I don’t think he could ever give himself up like that again for the sake of a four-person group. It’s Trey’s band now and I don’t ever want Phish to become that (edit: even though I know Trey always called the shots anyways…).

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Well that’s why I want Phish back. Phish couldn’t be Trey and the Treyettes; to reunite, he’d have to humble himself some.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Well that’s why I want Phish back. Phish couldn’t be Trey and the Treyettes; to reunite, he’d have to humble himself some.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    Well that’s why I want Phish back. Phish couldn’t be Trey and the Treyettes; to reunite, he’d have to humble himself some.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    I just wholeheartedly agree with that; well said, zzyzx.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    I just wholeheartedly agree with that; well said, zzyzx.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    I just wholeheartedly agree with that; well said, zzyzx.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    All of the shows lately where Trey has been impressive have been ones where he hasn’t been in charge (e.g. The moe.nami benefit) I think he’s someone who needs people to push back in order to make his songs better. On his own he’s ok, but when he has someone challenging him, he’s so much better.

    The irony, of course, is that he buys into the cult of the artist where he doesn’t want his vision to be diluted at all. I can understand why that would be the case, but he needs to be creating music with people who can tell him no if he wants to make anything really interesting.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    All of the shows lately where Trey has been impressive have been ones where he hasn’t been in charge (e.g. The moe.nami benefit) I think he’s someone who needs people to push back in order to make his songs better. On his own he’s ok, but when he has someone challenging him, he’s so much better.

    The irony, of course, is that he buys into the cult of the artist where he doesn’t want his vision to be diluted at all. I can understand why that would be the case, but he needs to be creating music with people who can tell him no if he wants to make anything really interesting.

  • http://www.ihoz.com zzyzx

    All of the shows lately where Trey has been impressive have been ones where he hasn’t been in charge (e.g. The moe.nami benefit) I think he’s someone who needs people to push back in order to make his songs better. On his own he’s ok, but when he has someone challenging him, he’s so much better.

    The irony, of course, is that he buys into the cult of the artist where he doesn’t want his vision to be diluted at all. I can understand why that would be the case, but he needs to be creating music with people who can tell him no if he wants to make anything really interesting.

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    I kind of agree with Justin; while a reunion would certainly be better than the Shine-a-lot band, I don’t think Phish should get back together anytime soon. The music and the whole experience at Conventry was proof to me that this band needed to stop for a looong time.

    I really think Trey did the right thing by calling it off. He’s still a ripping musician and he can do whatever he wants. Good for him for putting out a pop record. That said, I haven’t heard anything to compel me to buy his record or go see his show.

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    I kind of agree with Justin; while a reunion would certainly be better than the Shine-a-lot band, I don’t think Phish should get back together anytime soon. The music and the whole experience at Conventry was proof to me that this band needed to stop for a looong time.

    I really think Trey did the right thing by calling it off. He’s still a ripping musician and he can do whatever he wants. Good for him for putting out a pop record. That said, I haven’t heard anything to compel me to buy his record or go see his show.

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    I kind of agree with Justin; while a reunion would certainly be better than the Shine-a-lot band, I don’t think Phish should get back together anytime soon. The music and the whole experience at Conventry was proof to me that this band needed to stop for a looong time.

    I really think Trey did the right thing by calling it off. He’s still a ripping musician and he can do whatever he wants. Good for him for putting out a pop record. That said, I haven’t heard anything to compel me to buy his record or go see his show.

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    You guys are crazy not to want a Phish reunion…sure it wouldn’t be NYE 1995, or even NYE 2003 for that matter, but it would be four demigods making beautiful music together like they used to. There was nothing like the Phish concert experience, and even if they come back as a slightly different entity, there never will be anything like it.

    ZZ is right about the Trey-needs-to-be-pushed aspect, and I’m not sure Trey will ever find that consistently outside of his old band. I was at the Treymoe.deski Tsunami Benefit and I saw what it was like for him to play with talent. I went to Jones Beach and I saw him step up when he played with Warren Haynes. This guy needs better musicians, and whether he knows it right now or not, he will realize this and eventually cave. He will.

    To not want Phish back is to say you don’t want to win the lottery. Outside of a Mega Millions ticket, I think the thing I want most in this world is to see another (rehearsed) show. Seriously. I know it won’t be the same, but I don’t care. I just want to fall back into that comfort zone of the band’s sweet jams, Kuroda’s sick lights and a phatty grilled cheese in the lot after the show.

    Trey, don’t listen to my friend Justin, he knows not what he speaks…

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    You guys are crazy not to want a Phish reunion…sure it wouldn’t be NYE 1995, or even NYE 2003 for that matter, but it would be four demigods making beautiful music together like they used to. There was nothing like the Phish concert experience, and even if they come back as a slightly different entity, there never will be anything like it.

    ZZ is right about the Trey-needs-to-be-pushed aspect, and I’m not sure Trey will ever find that consistently outside of his old band. I was at the Treymoe.deski Tsunami Benefit and I saw what it was like for him to play with talent. I went to Jones Beach and I saw him step up when he played with Warren Haynes. This guy needs better musicians, and whether he knows it right now or not, he will realize this and eventually cave. He will.

    To not want Phish back is to say you don’t want to win the lottery. Outside of a Mega Millions ticket, I think the thing I want most in this world is to see another (rehearsed) show. Seriously. I know it won’t be the same, but I don’t care. I just want to fall back into that comfort zone of the band’s sweet jams, Kuroda’s sick lights and a phatty grilled cheese in the lot after the show.

    Trey, don’t listen to my friend Justin, he knows not what he speaks…