Patrick Wolf: I’m Not Quiting Music

Pitchfork caught up with in a Q&A, where the singer backed off his recent message board claim that he was retiring from music in November in response to the on-stage assault and firing of his drummer during a New York show last month. “Um, yeah. I really want people to know that I never released a press release about this issue. I wasn’t trying to get published by anybody,” Wolf explained. “I was just writing a very close community of fans. Somebody took that and turned it into a big story, and it’s gotten out of control. I just want people to know that, first of all, I never said I was quitting music, and second of all, I never did it in a public way. I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have music in my life, and this is going to turn into some kind of horrendous Mariah Carey speech, but the music has led me through many adventures and disasters and good times and total lonely times and for me to say I was going to quit music is like saying I’m going to commit suicide. It’s the most extreme thing that could happen in my life. That would make me miserable, so I would never say I was quitting music, because I would never know where to start.” The full story at has since been removed/relocated.

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