No one was more surprised than Violent Femmes’ drummer
Victor DeLorenzo when the play button was pressed and the band’s six-year pause
ended. “Gordon [Gano] called me last October, on John Lennon’s birthday
Given Victor DeLorenzo's busy schedule, little wonder it
took nine years to complete his latest solo album. According to him, his
eponymous album was originally intended as a percussion extravaganza, and
The Violent Femmes may or may not be done for good, but singer Gordon Gano has continued making music. This September, he'll release his second solo album, Under the Sun, on Yep Roc records. The record pairs him with "The Ryans," a pair of New York brothers who have scored some unloved films, including Fever Pitch and The Heartbreak Kid, while playing in a band called The Bogmen.
The Violent Femmes have been on a bit of an ominous break lately, refusing to book any more shows while bassist Brian Ritchie takes guitarist Gordon Gano to court over royalties. All the acrimony and bitterness has led to speculation that the band is essentially done, so it's with some surprise that the original trio re-grouped to record (at Gnarls Barkley's request) a cover of the group's hit "Cr...