‘The subject is always there': Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

With a second annual string of concerts under their belts, questions about a long-awaited new Monkees studio album were bound to arise — and Micky Dolenz says it’s possible.

The group’s most recent project, 1996’s Justus, was the first to include all four Monkees since Head arrived in 1968. A 20th anniversary reunion recording, 1987’s Pool It!, featured Dolenz, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones.

Since Jones’ sudden passing, the remaining trio has reconnected, mounting a pair of well-received tours. That has many wondering about new music, in particular with the very creative Mike Nesmith back in the fold.

“All the time it comes up, and I wouldn’t be surprised,” Dolenz tells St. Louis Today. “There’s no plans, there’s no project or recording plans at the moment at all. But the subject is always there — and with Mike now touring with us, he’s such a wonderful writer, a very prolific writer, and so like I say, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

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  • http://www.galleytech.com Galley

    I would love to see a new album! Micky still has one of the best voices in music, and Peter has always been under-rated as a musician. It’s been 45 years since we’ve heard any of Papa Nez’s country rock on a Monkees record!

    • King Jesse

      Amen! Micky with his Paul McCartney-can-sing-anything voice! The range he had is/was incredible! Talk about underrated…

  • King Jesse

    And it doesn’t have to be justus…I mean, just them. They can augment the studio work with members of the touring band this time, like Coco D and Jason N, or whomever they want, since they have nothing to prove anymore. And, perhaps this is just a crazy wish, but could they get Chip Douglas to produce it? After all, he was the best thing that ever happened to them.