Love And Rockets To Disband

After 14 years of making music together, Love and Rockets has decided to disband.

Formerly three-quarters of the pioneering Goth group Bauhaus, the trio of Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins has announced that the group’s farewell shows will be held in Los Angeles on May 9 and 10 at the Roxy Theater.

“It’s been great working with Kev and Dave over the last twenty years,” explained singer/guitarist Ash in a written statement. “The Love and Rockets triangle has always been very special.”

The group has split the last year and a half between the highly-touted Bauhaus reunion (see “Bauhaus Reform For L.A. Shows, New Compilation Due” ) and the release of Love and Rockets’ seventh record, “Lift.”

Love and Rockets issued its first album “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven” back in 1985 and scored a Top 10 hit in 1989 with “So Alive,” a track from the band’s self-titled record.

But right when the band seemed poised for mainstream
success, Love and Rockets opted to take a five year sabbatical and did not release an album until 1994′s “Hot Trip to Heaven.”

Following the amicable split, each member says it plans to continue pursuing his own individual projects; Ash will score films, singer/bassist David J is looking to make a solo record, and drummer Haskins will move on as a composer, remixer, and programmer.

“The path has forked,” offered David J in conclusion. “Here’s to the future, new century, new horizons, new vision, new music.”