The first hiatus (at least the first named as such) lasted the 815 days from October 7, 2000, to December 31, 2002. The "breakup" began after the second Coventry show, on August 15, 2004, which was 815 days ago today. In short, the breakup has now lasted longer than the hiatus.
Doesn't seem to be on-sale yet, but we're told that Mike will perfect with Marco Benevento at Tonic (in NYC) Wednesday 11/1/06 at midnight.
Every band may need skyscrapers, but U2 is actually building one.
Drummer Raymond Weber is off Trey's fall tour (10/8-31) "due to an abrupt and serious case of appendicitis". He'll be replaced by Jeff Sipe, formerly of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, with whom Phish toured almost exclusively for years, sharing both stages and hotel rooms.
Phish lyricist and sometimes guest Tom Marshall has posted blog message he characterized (at the end) as bullshit, but which includes ideas about and tangential to reunion issues - as well as a number of potentially aggravating, even alienating thoughts about the band members and their personal lives.
The cover of Trey's new album was designed by Phish.net vet, Jambands writer, and Mockingbird statistician David "ZZYZX" Steinberg (a.k.a. ""The Timer"). It involves a complicated equation to connect Bar 17 (the album title) with "18 Steps" (a track title), and employs Galois Theory, Set Theory, Combinatorics, and basic trigonometry and calculus, ultimately (if simplified) expressing the equation "17 + 1 = 18".
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new auction to benefit Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments and Col Bruce Hampton's medical expenses. The auction ends September 14th, and includes Jon Fishman cymbals signed by him, as well as many Phish laminate packages.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced a new online charity auction to benefit Col. Bruce Hampton (ret.) and the Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments. Col. Bruce, longtime Phish collaborator and friend of Mimi, performed at one of Mimi's earliest benefits (the 3/30/96 Mimi Fishman Birthday Party benefit for the American Glaucoma Society, with the Aquarium Rescue Unit) and at the first after her passing (10/5/01, with the Code Talkers as well as Merl Saunders).Auctioned items include many items from son (and Phish drummer) Jon Fishman's past, including various pieces of Fishman’s drum kits used on Phish tours as well as studio recordings, some dating back to the mid to late 80’s, all of which Fishman has signed. Ex Phish Director of Security, John Langenstein, has also donated Phish memorabilia out of his collection sure to be of interest to Phish fans.