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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