Dave Matthews on band determination
Published 12/01/2010 | 16:33
Dave Matthews has revealed his group was determined to play on following the death of bandmate LeRoi Moore.
The Dave Matthews Band continued to perform after Moore died in 2008, weeks after being injured in an accident.
Frontman Matthews said: "To fall apart after Roy's death would have been the greatest way to dishonour him, especially since he considered what we were working on to be our best album to date."
Work had started on the band's album Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King when Moore died, and it has now been nominated for album of the year and rock album of the year at the Grammys.
Matthews said: "We took the great things that he contributed to us in philosophy of life and philosophy of music with this album and the gems that he contributed to the music before he died ... and we took those things and we played them harder than maybe we would have ... if he had lived."
He said of the award nominations: "To get that was a real thrill for me ... because of what the album meant to us and because (of) the loss of LeRoi and because of the love that we put into making this."