One year ago today, the band entered the studio to begin work on what we openly refer to as #DD14.
Maybe some of you are thinking, “Wait a minute – weren’t they in the studio prior to this? They were on ‘hiatus’ after the tour for a few months, right?” The answer is yes. The tour ended with Nick becoming ill at the very end of August (although the final scheduled tour date would have been September 1st.), and shortly after we did hear that members of the band had met at Dom’s studio – whether actual writing was done or it was just a jam session (oh to be a fly on the wall…), we may never really know. But the band also took holidays, convening on this date last year to begin work on DD14 in earnest.
As recently as this past weekend, John Taylor spoke to fans at the London Bass show, telling them that he doubted there would be an album this year (and I’d just like to say that Roger Taylor was SO off on his estimate of having an album ready by the end of 2012…ha ha!!), and that the band was in no hurry to get back out on the road…which is the same basic thing he has said for the past year. Nick and other members, on the other hand, seem to be a little more optimistic about the release of an album this year. It is only the beginning of March, and anything can happen.
Whether that means we’ll have an album in a year from now or even farther out remains to be seen, and I’ll leave the rest up to our readers to discuss and mull over.