MONKEES: Why Nesmith Joined Up
Michael Nesmith says the passing of Davy Jones earlier this year was what led him to reconnect with his other former Monkees bandmates.
Michael Nesmith says the passing of Davy Jones earlier this year was what led him to reconnect with his other former Monkees bandmates. Nesmith explains in an interview with Rolling Stone that the private memorial for Jones that they all attended led to them talking about playing again. Nesmith says that, "Getting together with old friends and acquaintances can be very stimulating and fun and even inspiring to me. We did some good work together and I am always interested in the right time and the right place to reconnect and play."
Nesmith goes on to explain that he didn't show up for their 2011 tour because of scheduling issues. He says that the band plans on doing a few of Davy Jones' songs and that they will play as a trio on stage for a mini set that will focus on Headquarters, which Nesmith calls "our first real sojourn as a band." And Nesmith's son Christian will be on guitar in their backing band.