Keanu Reeves Refuses To Label Dogstar As Grunge
After a 20-year hiatus, Dogstar sat down with Variety to catch up about their comeback to the rock scene as well as their new album. When it was brought up that the band was often described as a ‘grunge band’ in the 90s, Keanu Reeves was quick to deny that assumption. He replied:
“We were never a grunge band. Dogstar never chased a sound; we never chased being like anybody else. And we certainly weren’t grunge, ever.”
Instead of accepting the ‘grunge’ label, Reeves revealed how he would describe Dogstar by adding:
“We have guitars. It’s rock songs. … I do want to call it indie pop rock folk.”
The band is gearing up to release their latest album titled ‘Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees’ on October 6th. However, regarding their reunion, Keanu had recently shared with Kyle Meredith why they decided to give the band another go. The actor expressed:
“It’s been fun, it’s been really creative, and for me, it’s super special to be able to play music with these guys. For me, that’s part of it, as we kind of were playing over the years…”
“We’ve all changed a lot, but there is a lot of us; a lot about us is the same, but there’s also a lot different musically, and I can speak for myself, more time with the instruments, so it was just really cool to see, kind of present where we are now.”
The band has already released the music video for their new single ‘Everything Turns Around’ from their new album, which will be their first in 23 years. You can watch the music video below to get a taste of what’s to come.
You can read Dogstar’s interview with Variety here and watch their interview with Kyle Meredith below.