has broken up, according to guitarist Phil Manzanera. He told Rolling Stone, “I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy (Mackay) and I looked at each other and said, ‘Our job is done here.’”
It’s not the first time the hugely influential new wave/glam outfit has called it quits, but this time the declaration has a ring of finality. Roxy Music has not released an album of new music since 1982’s Avalon and it’s been more than three years since their last performance. Manzanera says he’s glad to move forward. “I’m very happy doing new things. I’ve got a couple of albums coming in the new year.” He also co-produced Pink Floyd’s upcoming album, The Endless River, and plays in guitarist David Gilmour’s backing band for solo projects.
Despite the breakup, Roxy Music is looking ahead to forthcoming deluxe reissues of their first two albums. “We have fantastic box sets of the first two albums out next year,” says Manzanera. “There’s all sorts of things; extra (Brian) Eno ingredients and stuff. I’m very excited about it.”