Daniel Johns Doesn’t Want A Silverchair Reunion: ‘It’s Not Something That Excites Me’

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns is currently out promoting his new pop leaning album Talk, and the prospects of reuniting with his former bandmates doesn’t appear to be on the cards.

‘It was starting to feel like work for me and I started to feel like ‘that’s that guy from Silverchair’,’ the singer revealed in an interview with Today’s Richard Wilkins on Tuesday.

‘I didn’t want to die wondering, or kind of looking back when I’m in my sixties, thinking, “Probably should have done that solo single,'” he says, adding that a future reunion with Silverchair is highly unlikely.

‘It’s just not something that excites me at the moment, but I’m actually really proud of what we did.’

Former Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies had an interesting response when Alternative Nation asked him about a possible reunion last week, “Ha! Maybe… if Dan decides to talk to his old mates again.” Silverchair went on ‘indefinite hiatus’ in 2011.

Alternative Nation also recently published a retrospective on Silverchair’s 20th anniversary titled ‘Reflections Of A Sound.’

Check out Daniel Johns’ new “Cool On Fire” video below.

  • nomad

    Maybe he’s going through a Chris Cornell phase. Needs to get the pop music out of his system.

    • CraigPW1984

      I’m not sure if it’s just a phase. Doubt he could put out an album like Frogstomp or Freak Show.

  • God

    neither is you new music

  • http://www.cuntcertfy.nut/ Whip

    I just had a Beavis and Butthead moment while watching that video…

    Uhhh….. is that the dude from SIlverchair, Beavis?

    Heh heh yeah, yeah, fat boy, fat boy

    Huh huh, he used to be cool

  • Chris J.

    What a prick… He looks like he belongs in a Creed video… Get over yourself dude from SIlverchair, that’s the only thing anyone will ever care about that you did… It’s ok to do something for your fans, 1 tour to celebrate the band wouldn’t kill you. Not to mention you’d make bank from it… “It started to feel like work”, boo hoo, that’s what making money is.

    • Chris J.

      Is this guy serious with this song/video? Wow…

      • Bram

        Haha I know right

  • Bram

    Fuck this guy

  • nomad

    It sounds just like something by Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke, Nick Jonas or Maroon 5. I can’t even tell the difference really.

  • CraigPW1984

    I wouldn’t want a Silverchair reunion unless the new album was more like Frogstomp and Freak Show. His solo shit really sucks.

    • foreigncontaminant

      His solo shit does suck. Every single solo or collaborative track I’ve heard from him since the Silverchair days sounds too much like an artist “trying to be different”.

  • Wam Meesly

    What a let down and what a waste of talent! A new Silverchair record would be welcomed at this point. 2011 was not that long ago, and on the ‘farewell’ tour, they played nearly the entire LP, and well! Echoing what everyone else is commenting, this new pop crap is terrible, and will sell no pressings, and no tickets, honestly who is the audience he is trying to reach? Silverchair will always be a payday up his sleeve. Luckily he is young still, I think in his late 30s, in that when Silverchair inevitably reforms for a new album/tour, it will still have some energy behind it, opposed to the rest of the era bands that are trudging onward in their late 40s-50s with varying results.

  • Josh Ledford

    I think a lot of us feel like Daniel Johns turned his back on us….This new album isn’t his best effort. It seems not his style at all, at least coming from someone who hired a full on orchestra to back one of his albums….Its a shame….But maybe its a good thing, maybe if this solo album fails then Silverchair will reunite and give us some hard rock like in the Frog Stomp/Freak Show days!