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Phish discuss a number of topics in the latest issue of Rolling Stone

Phish discuss a number of topics in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. 


In the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine Phish is the subject of an in depth profile. All four members of the band discuss a bevy of topics. They really open up about the circumstances that led to the break-up in 2004. 
    I did not realize how bad things had gotten between the band members. Page and Trey went a long period without even speaking. Page goes on to explain he had reservations about the reunion. McConnell explained that he has always felt like the odd man out since joining the band in 1984 until 2004. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to fire it up again. I was cautious,” McConnell said. And after “heavy conversations” with Trey the two talked  through their issues and those previous underlying feelings are all gravy since Vermont's finest reunited in 2009. Fishman went on to share how he felt it was bush league to tell his best friends he needed a break from touring, just to start touring with his band. The feature covers a lot of ground including the boundaries they set up before getting back together. Phish would play no more than 50 shows a year to be able to devote time to family and solo efforts, they would ditch the backstage party at the “Betty Ford Clinic” and leave the venue immediately after the show and they entered a “No Analyze” pact to keep personal thoughts regarding their performances to themselves. The last rule came after being hypercritical of each other’s playing over the years began to wear on the members – though it also prevents positive chatter as well.
    They talked in depth about the making of “Big Boat” . Trey and Mike both expressed regret that Gordon’s song “Let’s Go” did not make the album. 
  To read Patrick Doyle’s complete feature pick up the Latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.