The ‘Everlong’ group renamed themselves the Dee Gees and released renditions of the disco legends’ classic hits, ‘Night Fever’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘You Should Be Dancing’ and’ More Than a Woman’, on the LP ‘Hail Satin’ earlier this year.
And the ‘Learn to Fly’ hitmaker has insisted it was just a “fun” thing to do amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and not to be taken seriously, which is why he was shocked when critics went in hard on the project.
The 52-year-old frontman told Rolling Stone: “That’s the most fun I’ve ever had recording a song, and it quite possibly could be the best thing we’ve ever done. We come in the next day … I said, ‘F*** it, let’s do another Bee Gees song.’ So, we basically made that record in a week, and for no other reason than just to have fun. The best part was when I started reading bad reviews of it. It was truly just to make ourselves smile. Hopefully other people as well.”
Meanwhile, the Rock God recently teased that the follow-up to this year’s ‘Medicine at Midnight’ will head in a new direction after they experimented with a dancier, David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ style on their most recent studio effort.
Speaking to the publication last month, he said: “Every album that we’ve made is a response to the one we made before.
“So now there are whispers of making an insane prog-rock record.”
Meanwhile, guitarist Chris Shiflett recently joked Foo Fighters might need to embrace a softer style to still be playing together in 2036.
The ‘Times Like These’ rockers – who formed in 1994 – are still going strong, and while the 50-year-old guitarist is backing their longevity, his hearing would suffer if they kept the same loud sound.
He said earlier this year: “If my ears hold up, then sure! We’re pretty loud onstage, man!
“In 25 years, we’ll all be on stools, playing ukuleles and doing ballads – but we might still be going!
“Maybe we’ll all be enclosed on a big plastic box with headphones and amp simulators.”