Oops! Apologies from The Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal
Apologies are in order to Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip.

In my story about their new album, World Container, I wrote: “Frontman Gord Downie won’t come out and say his group was on the verge of breaking up, but he does admit the 23-year-old Canadian rock institution didn’t have any plans after recording the first four songs for World Container, in stores Tuesday.

“‘We weren’t convinced we were going to see each other again,’” he says during a brief promotional stop in Edmonton.
“‘There was no tension or anything, but nothing was planned. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, we’re going to make a record.’ It was like, ‘We’ll meet in Vancouver and we’ll cut a few songs and we’ll go from there.’ That’s about as planned as it got.’”

As it turns out, I completely misunderstood the Tragically Hip frontman. When Downie said ‘we weren’t convinced we were going to see each other again,’ he was referring to producer Bob Rock. Not his bandmates, like I wrote.

I truly apologize for the mix up. To make it clear: The Tragically Hip were NOT on the verge of breaking up.

Posted by Sandra Sperounes on 10/16/2006 2:26:14 PM