Obituary broke up in 1997 after getting bored with touring, which led to drummer Donald Tardy becoming a member of Andrew W.Ok.‘s band for just a few years. Now in an interview with Chaoszine, Tardy revealed it was really Andrew W.Ok.‘s thought to get Obituary again collectively in 2003. Tardy stated W.Ok. insisted on Obituary becoming a member of him on stage throughout an early 2000s Ozzfest present for just a few songs, which led to the band members regaining their drive to get again on the street.
“I used to be on Ozzfest with Andrew, and we had been taking part in in Florida and once more, we had been by no means not mates Obituary [even though we went on hiatus]. We nonetheless had been hanging out watching sports activities collectively, you realize, watching NASCAR, soccer, partying – however we simply took a break from it. It was Andrew on the Ozzfest the place, though Andrew‘s set was just for half-hour, and though we solely had a 30 minute set he stated ‘do you assume you assume you guys would wish to come out and do like, two Obituary songs?’
“And we did, and that actually sparked the flame again into how a lot my brother and Trevor realized how a lot it’s to be touring. So you possibly can half thank Andrew for being such a fan of Obituary that he invited us to do two songs on his stage with him.”
Tardy additionally recounted his expertise taking part in drums with W.Ok. between 1998 and 2003, saying it was an absolute blast.
“I do not do something effectively besides play drums. So I nonetheless simply practiced you realize, for just a few years after which a dude named Andrew W.Ok. contacted me and requested me if I needed to be part of one thing he was doing. So I used to be part of Andrew‘s first two albums which had been a blast. I put Andrew‘s band collectively [and] helped him create that band, after which I toured with him for 5 years.
“I watched it go from an idea to actually 1,000 miles an hour – a gold file, taking part in Ozzfest… I carried out on Saturday Evening Reside with Andrew, I performed on Conan O’Brien, I performed you realize, all these late evening exhibits. I imply, it is humorous. I went from Obituary and taking a hiatus to Andrew, from zero to a thousand miles an hour. Subsequent factor you realize, we’re on Learjets and uh Ozzfests and Saturday Evening Reside. We really opened for Aerosmith in America for 11 exhibits. It was simply unbelievable. It was superior.
“So when the [Obituary] type of went residence and needed to get away from the scene, I dove proper into it and and was doing among the largest exhibits I’ve ever even thought of doing.””
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