Reactivated IRON BUTTERFLY Is Working On New Album, Says Guitarist MIKE PINERA

Reactivated IRON BUTTERFLY Is Working On New Album, Says Guitarist MIKE PINERA

American psychedelic rock band IRON BUTTERFLY, best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", has reformed and is in the process of making a new studio album.

Guitarist Mike Pinera, who joined IRON BUTTERFLY in 1969 — six months after "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was published — revealed the news of the band's comeback in a recent interview with blogger Jeff Cramer.

Pinera said: "I'll let you in on a little scoop. We just reformed IRON BUTTERFLY with some original members. A lot of the guys died. Ron Bushy, the original drummer and founder of the band, and myself, and Doug Ingle, Jr. [son of original IRON BUTTERFLY vocalist Doug Ingle]. [Doug Ingle, Jr.] sounds just like Doug and looks just like Doug."

Asked if Doug Ingle, Jr. is playing keyboards and singing like his father, Pinera said: "Yeah. We've got a new bass player. We've got some shows that we're going to do… We plan to tour a lot as IRON BUTTERFLY and we're making a new album."

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IRON BUTTERFLY has been inactive since the passing of bassist Lee Dorman, who died on December 21, 2012 at the age of 70.

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