Apologies are in order to Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip.
In my story about their new album, World Container, I wrote: â€œFrontman Gord Downie wonâ€™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 didnâ€™t have any plans after recording the first four songs for World Container, in stores Tuesday.
â€œâ€˜We werenâ€™t convinced we were going to see each other again,â€™â€ he says during a brief promotional stop in Edmonton.
â€œâ€˜There was no tension or anything, but nothing was planned. It wasnâ€™t like, â€˜Oh, weâ€™re going to make a record.â€™ It was like, â€˜Weâ€™ll meet in Vancouver and weâ€™ll cut a few songs and weâ€™ll go from there.â€™ Thatâ€™s about as planned as it got.â€™â€
As it turns out, I completely misunderstood the Tragically Hip frontman. When Downie said â€˜we werenâ€™t convinced we were going to see each other again,â€™ 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