Silverchair are calling time out, at least for now, after almost 20 years of rockin’. They’re not calling it a break-up but rather ‘indefinite hibernation.’ I like that. It makes me think of Yogi’s First Christmas. Who knows, maybe they’ll go into this with the intention of hibernating for a long, long time but will instead be woken up by Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy arriving to celebrate Christmas.
Here’s the message from their site.
“We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then … if the band stops being fun and if it’s no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop.
Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we’re putting Silverchair into “indefinite hibernation” and we’ve decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future.
We assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly. In fact we’ve been struggling with it for quite a while now.