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Peter Frampton Gives a Humble Pie Reunion Update


When the Humble Pie box set Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore -- Complete Recordings was released last fall, there was talk about some sort of revival for the group, with Peter Frampton and drummer Jerry Shirley playing with some all-star friends and admirers.

That hasn't transpired yet, but Frampton says it's still something he and Shirley hope to arrange in the future:

"Well, it's not gonna happen this year. I was hoping it would, but the other players are not available at this point for this year. But I don't think there's a time limit on it because it's a catalog piece. It's been very well-received. I can't believe the excitement and the reviews and everything for it. So I think that, I'm hoping it will happen, but unfortunately not this year. I had hoped it would happen this year."

Frampton remains mum on who else will be involved in the proposed project to step in for the late Steve Marriott and Greg Ridley.

Meanwhile, another Humble Pie box set is on the way, "of everything, including Steve's demos, stuff like that, hopefully, that I think we're waiting a little while so that the live box set has a chance to do its thing. Then we'll be working on that."

Performance, which was recorded May 27-28, 11 at the Fillmore East in New York City, is considered a landmark live album and gave Humble Pie its first gold album in the U.S.