Some good news for Lemonheads fans from Billboard. In order of interest:
1. 1992’s classic It’s a Shame About Ray is getting the deluxe reissue treatment from Rhino and will include “demos, B-sides and a DVD from the era.” Due in March.
2. Evan Dando is planning another new Lemonheads album for an April release.
3. The lineup for the current tour will feature drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez, the former Descendents who played on the previous Lemonheads album, but have never toured with Dando.
“After touring for 10 months, we’ve given the album a fair shake, but the exciting part of the next tour is that it’s with the people who actually played on the album,” Dando says. “It’s the first tour with Bill and Karl, so to me it’s like a rebirth of the record.”
The 40-year-old Dando says that his former touring musicians Vess Ruhtenberg (bass) and Devon Ashley (drums), along with Stevenson, Alvarez and others, may appear on the next Lemonheads effort.
Personally, I prefer Dando’s solo album, Baby I’m Bored, to the latest Lemonheads album, but I’m sure these guys will be great live.
Previously: Evan Dando Gets His Shit Together (2003).