NO MINOR THREAT REUNION Tuesday May 26 2020, 6:05 PM

Legendary hardcore band   MINOR THREAT   will never play shows again, says bassist   Brian Baker .

MINOR THREAT   released two EPs and the studio album   "Out Of Step"   before breaking up in the mid-'80s. Singer   Ian MacKaye   formed   FUGAZI   in 1987 and in recent years started a new band with his wife and bandmate in   THE EVENS ,   Amy Farina , and   FUGAZI   bassist   Joe Lally .   Baker   joined fellow punk legends   BAD RELIGION   in 1994. Guitarist   Lyle Preslar   was a member of   THE MEATMEN   in the 1980s and played briefly with   SAMHAIN   before eventually becoming a lawyer.

Asked in a new interview with Spain's   if there is any possibility of   MINOR THREAT   becoming active again,   Baker   said (hear audio below): "We will never play shows again. It was a product of its time. It's so much better to leave it alone than ruin it by being a bunch of old guys playing songs that we wrote when we were teenagers.

"I don't wanna go backwards; I like to continue creating," he explained A"nd, to me, just doing a re-enactment of   MINOR THREAT   would not be satisfying and, I think, would be more harmful than helpful.

"Everyone likes the idea of seeing   MINOR THREAT   play, but I think if they actually saw it, they wouldn't like it anymore."

Back in November 2018, the four members of   MINOR THREAT   recreated the cover photograph of their final record, 1985's   "Salad Days"   EP. A new picture of the quartet sitting on the front porch of   Dischord   house in south Arlington, Virginia was posted on   Baker 's   Instagram   page and was shared by   Dischord   on   Facebook .

Naturally, fans on   Facebook   began buzzing about what the photo could mean, with many hoping the band will perform again. But   Baker   put an end to the speculation, telling   WTOP   in an e-mail: "This is a non-story.   Jeff   insists that we always take a porch shot for posterity when the four of us are at   Dischord . This is just the first one we've had taken since I've had an   Instagram   account."

Baker 's explanation was corroborated by a caption that accompanied the picture on the   Dischord Facebook   page. " MINOR THREAT   tries to get together every few years to catch up with each other," the caption read.

Baker   is currently promoting the recently released self-titled debut album from   FAKE NAMES , the punk rock supergroup also featuring   Michael Hampton   (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH),   Dennis Lyxzén   (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN) and   Johnny Temple   (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE).

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