Is it the end of the road for Mumford and Sons? Just six months after the band announced they were taking a break, banjo player Winston Marshall said the band was breaking up for good.
But fans will be relieved to know that he meant it as a joke.
Winston Marshall talked to Vulture magazine on March 26, revealing that Mumford & Sons won’t be getting back together after they go on hiatus.
Winston said he’s open to doing a reunion tour, but for now the band has decided to officially call it quits.
Marshall stated, “I wish I had something to say about Mumford & Sons. It was a good time”, but adds, “it’s over”.
He was then asked if he was serious, replying, “Yeah. We had a good time, though, you know. It was good.”
The banjo player said it’s possible they’d reunite in the future, saying, “Well, I dunno, f**king, that would be awesome. But, you know, it is what it is, I guess.”
That doesn’t sound like much of a joke to us!
He was even asked his thoughts on playing the banjo and said, “F**k the banjo. I f**king hate the banjo.” Say what?
But several reps for the band said that his statement at the “Mistaken for Strangers” after-party in New York were meant as some sort of a joke.
In September, the band said they didn’t plan any projects for some time.
Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone, “We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you’re in high school.”
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