Jesus and Mary Chain Settle Spats to Make New Album

Jesus and Mary Chain’s new album is on the way! The influential Scottish rock band captured post-punker hearts in the mid-1980s but broke apart in 1999 when brothers Jim and William Reid couldn’t stand to work together. They performed at Coachella this past summer and performed a track off their new album, “All Things Must Pass,” this summer on Late Show With David Letterman. According to Billboard, the siblings are now whittling down dozens of new songs to 12 or so for the new album.

“When we ended in ’98, we hated each other,” William Reid says. “A lot of that was down to drink and drugs. Jim’s completely sober now, and I don’t drink during the shows. But there is a kind of wariness. We’re both aware that we could snap at each other,” he said with a laugh, “but we’re trying to hold it together. We love this band, and we love each other.”