When Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced his departure from The Mars Volta, many quickly assumed that At The Drive-In’s reunion had come to an end as well. That’s because it seemed as though the singer placed a lot of blame towards guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (also of At The Drive-In). Well, while he may not completely rule out another reunion, Cedric hints that the first time around didn’t go as well as he would’ve liked.
During an interview with SPIN, Cedric was asked whether At the Drive-In are done for good. Cedric replied with the following:
“I guess for now, it is. But you should never say never. There’s still a lot of amends to be made and behavior to be accounted for. I know that sounds cryptic, but the reunion wasn’t really the raddest reunion we could have had. I think everyone in the band tried their best regardless of some people not looking like they wanted to be there.”
Earlier in the interview, Cedric revealed that he agreed to do the reunion in the first place in an attempt to “make amends to everyone else; really sort of apologize to everyone involved” and to “rekindle old friendships.” From what he said in the quote above, though, it sounds like that didn’t happen (or at least didn’t go as well as he hoped). So while he says “never say never,” sounds like we still shouldn’t expect to see At The Drive-In back onstage anytime soon.