Sunday, July 18, 2010
article: the cars getting back together?
By Brett Milano
Friday, July 16, 2010
The big buzz on the music scene is that Boston’s legendary rockers The Cars may be reuniting.
A photo was quietly posted to the band’s Facebook page Wednesday showing the four surviving members - singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson - playing together in an unidentified studio.
Easton is grinning broadly, Hawkes is playing bass and Ocasek is manning both a guitar and a laptop computer. And Robinson, who’s lately been retired on the North Shore, is behind the drums for the first time in decades. (Original singer/bassist Ben Orr died of pancreatic cancer 2000).
There was no word on whether they’re recording new Cars music, an Ocasek solo album, or just messing around. But it is the most Cars activity fans have seen in decades. The original lineup hasn’t played together since 1987.
Let The Good Times Roll!