Ian Anderson Desires Solo Career



As reported, British rock star Ian Anderson has no desire to reunite with his Jethro Tull band after their 2011 hiatus. He states he prefers to focus on his own career.

The progressive rock band experienced its heyday in the 1970s and 80s. Their last material released as a team was released in 2003, The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.

Ian has played their songs on his own since completing their Aqualung 40th Tour in 2011. In the liner notes for his project Homo Erraticus he admits he will focus on his solo career.

He said, “The huge body of work that is the Jethro Tull catalogue stands firm close beside me and in good stead… But I think I prefer, in my twilight years, to use my own name for the most part being composer of virtually all Tull songs and music since 1968.”

He also confirmed the news in an interview with Billboard.com when he said “nothing is going on at all” with the band now, and adds, “And that’s the point…”

“The vast body of repertoire that’s Jethro Tull, the record catalogue, the music, and I think that, if we look back on it, it kind of came more or less to an end during the last 10 years or so (with) a couple of live albums and a studio album of Christmas material. That might define the last albums under the name Jethro Tull.”

“It’s a body of work I rather think is now kind of historical, since the weight of it lies back in the ’70s and ’80s in terms of volume. And I rather think it’s nice to kind of leave that as legacy.”

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