Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara credits a "crazy idea" from drummer Mark O'Connell with bringing about a reunion of the group's original recording lineup for the first time in seven years.
After touring to promote 2009's "New Again," Lazzara tells Billboard.com, "Everybody was just, like, unhappy, and so something needed to happen. Then Mark calls me one day and says, 'Look, man, I've got this crazy idea. What would you think about...'" bringing guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper, who made TBS' 2002 debut, "Tell All Your Friends," back into the band. "I was like, 'Man, there is no way. I don't see how that could work. I haven't even talked to John in all these years.'"
Lazzara and Nolan did connect, by phone, in January, and the singer says that "it was almost like no time had passed between us. It felt like it could've been just a couple days or a week, when it reality it was seven years. There's something to be said for that feeling. I generally missed his friendship."