Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Donald Fagen interview

Here's the link to a new interview with Donald Fagen in Rolling Stone. Mostly about the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue tour he is out on with Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, but a Steely Dan fan can spot a few addiotional tidbits:

- The Steely Dan tour of Australia in November that was mentioned in a Billboard article looks less likely to happen as the Dukes of September is adding some dates in December. Quote:
We're gonna do some more Dukes dates in December. There's been a lot of requests for these shows and now that people have seen them, we're getting lots of requests to do more.

- A new Steely Dan album is definitely a possibility. It will just take some time. Quote:
We've been talking about an idea for a couple years. You know, hopefully we'll get around to it. We've never rushed. Were from the mid-'60s generation or something where you know — it's not show business for us.

- And Donald will get back to finishing his new solo album once the Dukes tour is done. At the same time Walter Becker seems to enjoy some free time. Quote:
We need a summer off, just to cool it for a summer. He (Walter) was working on his own project and I had started one too, which I'm going to get to as soon as this is over.

I suppose the Becker project mentioned is his 2008 album Circus Money, or could it be something new? Recording? Producing? Writing that musical based on Steely Dan songs?

2 comments:

Gina said...

The Dukes should come to Europe. But i can imagine it's a lot of work. time and money consuming.

Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

Yes. I doubt that will happen. In the meantime we can wonder about what Walter is up to these days. Here's another article where Donald mentions a "solo project".

http://www.spinner.com/2010/09/01/steely-dan-donald-fagen/