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March 4, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

John McCrea Reveals That Cake May Disband Soon

On Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast guest John McCrea, lead singer of Cake, talked about the band’s future. Or NOT future. After Hardwick said, “Congratulations for still being around after all these years,” McCrea responded:

“I’m doing okay, I still sort of hate touring a little bit but you know, I’m thinking about maybe dropping out of the music industry one of these days, I’m not sure when.” 

Cake have been active since 1991, with alternative/college radio hits like “Never There,” “The Distance” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Lifestyle,” so it would be understandable if he was simply tired of the whole scene. Sad news for Cake fans though.
Their first full-length album since 2004, Showroom of Compassion, is now over a year old.

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  1. Matthew Mathis / May 20 2012 10:29 pm

    I think bands are good for 3 CDs. The 1st CD they develop the basics of a style, the 2nd CD they perfect it, and halfway through the 3rd they run out of their original ideas and make up new stuff as filler.

  2. Chuck G. / Mar 10 2012 6:36 am

    I believe a band’s life span is five years. Usually within that three years the band breaks up, or somebody leaves and is replaced, or things are revamped. That is the nature of bands, so it’s not really needs to hear a band breaking up.

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