(KevinP brings us this “Get To the Point” interview with Calvin Robertshaw, guitarist of My Dying Bride, who have a new album coming later this year.)
K: I’m not going to rehash ancient history too much. I’d rather focus on the here and now, plus the future. Buuuut, you’ve been away since 1998 and as soon as they announce Hamish’s departure, they announce your return. I gotta assume you’ve kept in touch over the years or had previous talks of rejoining the fold?
C: Yes, after leaving, I stepped away from music completely for a couple of years before they approached me and asked me to tour manage. That lasted for 3-4 years before the birth of my son. We’ve always kept in touch since then. I’ve been with Andy’s sister for 17 years.
Andy initially approached me in 2013 about the possibility of filling in for Hamish at a couple of shows. But nothing ever came of that, until mid 2014, when I was asked about rejoining full time.