Pavement Won't Reunite to Play Colbert's New Show, Despite Band Member's Tease

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Stephen Malkmus performs during a concert at Postbahnhof on Jan. 27, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. 

Nineties indie rock legends Pavement haven't played a full show since reuniting for a tour in 2010, but fans briefly had reason to hope that would change in 2015. Former member Bob Nastanovich was interviewed on the Pants OFF! podcast, and had this to say about Stephen Colbert's upcoming version of the Late Show.

"Pavement’s supposed to play … if we can get it all together, we’ve been invited to play on the new Colbert show in like September," Nastanovich said. "So that might be cool. Hopefully it’ll come off."

Reps for Pavement, however, tell Billboard this is "not true at all," saying the band has no plans to reunite for a tour or a TV appearance.  

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Pavement already has a relationship with Colbert, as they played The Colbert Report during their reunion tour in 2010. Earlier in the year, the band teased some "great news" on their Facebook page, but nothing has been announced since then, other than a few reissues of albums that were already reissued. 

Nasanovich did offer a possible explanation: "Everyone else in my band, they’ve got kids and stuff."



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