Those Pavement to reform rumors just won’t go away. It may have become de rigueur for every ‘90s band that ever released a 7-inch single to get back together, but Steve Malkmus and the boys are still holding out…or are they? At his point it seems like it would be easier for the band to just reform in order to quash these tiresome rumors, but Pavement never did things by the book.
"I don’t see why not, you know, it could be a fun thing to do, go and play your favorite songs every night," said guitarist Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg when asked about the rumors. Like all the other bands that are getting back together, Pavement has a price, and it looks like they’re going to hold out for a big pay out. "Coachella keep asking our booking agent," said the guitarist "but our booking agent’s pretty strong, you know, he’s waiting for the right number I think.”
Kannberg says that 2009 might be “too soon” for a full-blown Pavement reunion, despite the fact that it would mark the band’s 20th anniversary. This isn’t the first time Kannberg has mooted a possible reunion of the band. He told Pitchfork back in 2006 that “there’s been some talk over the last year about kind of getting together eventually.” The big hold-out seems to be Malkmus, who told Entertainment Weekly: "Something small in 10 years like the Zeppelin thing sounds good to me." [via NME]