SAIGON KICK Drummer Doesn't Rule Out New Music

Hardrock Haven recently conducted an interview with drummer Phil Varone of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Hardrock Haven: We are all excited about the reunion slated to take place on March 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tell us how it all transpired.

Phil: Well, we have been talking about this for three years now. Believe it or not. We haven't played together since 1993. So it has been 20 years now. The last couple of years, we have been watching all the bands get back together. I kind of made a call and talked to Matt [Kramer, vocals] and Matt called Jason [Bieler, guitar]. So we started to talk. It took a little bit to get everything in order. We talked it out and got to know each other again. So here we are. We're pretty excited.

Hardrock Haven: I read in an interview with Jason, that he didn't want to get back together unless the band could take it a step higher. Do you agree?

Phil: I agree with him. After 20 years now, we have the experience to back those words up. You got to remember, back in 1988 we were kids. We got signed at 23 years old. We didn't know a thing about the industry. 20 years later, we are older. I would say wiser, for most of us. We are definitely better players. It is very important to us. This isn't about money. It is about putting the band back together, having fun, and being better than we ever were.

Hardrock Haven: SAIGON KICK has other shows March 29th in Las Vegas, March 30th at the Viper Room in L.A., April 11 in New York, and March 22 in St. Petersburg, and March 23 in Ft. Lauderdale. If everything goes well, do you think you will go into the studio to record?

Phil: It's funny, because a lot of people have asked that. All of us are, like, we will see what happens. I can definitely see the band getting into the studio and at some point recording. But for now, I think we will get to know each other again playing and doing different shows. It is almost like getting back with your ex and learning about them again. Once that happens, I think it will be only natural that we will start writing songs.

Read the entire interview from Hardrock Haven.

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