Upon the information of the Porcupine Tree reunion, followers virtually instantly began asking why longtime bassist Colin Edwin wasn’t part of it. In response to Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson in a latest interview, Wilson stated he wrote loads of the upcoming materials on bass and felt like he was the bassist for the report. He additionally added that he and Edwin have not actually spoken since Porcupine Tree turned inactive about 10 years in the past.
Now Edwin is sharing his facet of the story for the primary time. In an interview with Underneath The Radar Magazine, Edwin stated he did not even know in regards to the reunion till about six months earlier than it was introduced. Edwin added that he solely came upon when Wilson reached out to him saying he’d already tracked all of the bass, and was informed that there was “no function” for him any longer within the band.
“We hadn’t fallen out or something, and have been involved often about numerous issues, reissues primarily, or odd enterprise issues, however there had lengthy been no indication or trace of any new band exercise, writing periods or any risk of reactivation. My band O.R.okay toured with Pineapple Thief in 2019, all of us bought on effective and there was no point out in any respect from [Porcupine Tree and Pineapple Thief drummer Gavin Harrison] about any potential new PT stuff, actually nothing from anybody else. So it was a shock to me in March 2021, in lockdown, to get an e-mail from Steve telling me there is a new album and as he is already performed all of the bass elements there’s ‘no function for me.’ Quickly after that Steve’s lawyer will get in contact. I’ve had no actual contact from anybody since.”
Edwin performed bass in Porcupine Tree between 1993 and their quiet hiatus in 2010.
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