Filter released the album Short Bus in 1995, which was their only effort as a duo consisting of vocalist Richard Patrick and guitarist Brian Liesegang. Liesegang quit in 1997, Patrick had a whole new lineup for the band, and that was that. Now in 2018, Patrick and Liesegang are officially getting back together to do their first album together since Short Bus.
The band has released the below statement explaining the reconciliation.
“Recently they were challenged from the stage in mid-performance by their mutual friend Louise Post of Veruca Salt, who stopped her concert to admonish them ‘…to bury any bullshit, forget the crap, and get their shit together.’ The two had an interesting conversation on the drive home. What started as an experiment to see what ‘might happen,’ the two have rediscovered not only their friendship, but also their unique ‘yin and yang’ working style. The melodic reckless abandon remains intact in their musical creation, the lifestyle of irresponsibility has been replaced by a work ethic of waking up early and getting down to it.”
Check out Filter's fundraising effort for the record here. The album might also be called Re-Bus, but Filter hasn't officially given the record a moniker yet. If you happened to stop paying attention to Filter post-"Hey Man Nice Shot," you really should go check out some of their albums.