Rammstein’s 30th anniversary will be in 2024. With a new post, guitarist Richard Z. Crosby is now playing with fans’ expectations.
BERLIN – Rammstein’s future remains uncertain – although all investigations against striker Till Lindemann (60 years old) were recently stopped. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the entire band has been silent about any future projects for a while now. Lead guitarist Richard Z. Crosby, 56, is causing more confusion with a new Instagram post.
Rammstein fans have to practice waiting – but why?
Is Rammstein saying goodbye forever? This question has been bothering many fans of the Berlin cult band for months. The 30th anniversary of the group around singer Till Lindemann will fall in 2024. However, it is still unclear how and whether it was committed. Supporters of this musical export are hoping for another tour to properly mark the occasion. However, any plans at the moment are nothing more than rumours.
Now guitarist Richard Z. Crosby is heating things up even more: “The Art of Waiting” is the caption of a photo the 56-year-old shared via Instagram on Monday (August 28). In it you can see the musician wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt. His post leaves room for speculation. While some are eagerly awaiting a big announcement from Rammstein, some are already fearing the worst: the end of their favorite band.
Announcing the end of Rammstein with the song in 2022?
On “Zeit” (2022), Rammstein’s last album to date, one song in particular sparked wild speculation: “Adieu.” Released as the album’s fifth single, the song feels like a farewell forever. The chorus says: “Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / You have to walk the last road alone / One last song, one last kiss / No miracle will happen / Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / The time with you was beautiful.”. Some fans interpreted these lines of text as a musical farewell. But it can now be assumed that the song deals with the period following the release of the album “Mutter” (2001), which almost led to the end of the band. The video “Adieu” also talks about this.
Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Crosby causes confusion with cryptic posts
But as is well known, hope is the last to die: fans may be rewarded for their patience in the end, because such a quiet farewell to the world’s great theaters simply does not suit Rammstein. From the end of the last round until now, Richard Z. Crosby repeatedly raised confusion through his social media posts: In early August he initially declared: “I don’t know what the future is going to be like, but it’s definitely going to be different.”
A week later he became more optimistic and wrote: “After heavy rain, the sun always comes back.” Since “Sonne” is one of the band’s most popular songs, the post caused cautious euphoria in parts of his community. Looks like another tour of Ramstein is possible. However, fans may have to wait a little longer for this. Although the anniversary is approaching… Sources used: instagram.com/richard_von_rammstein, rammstein.de, genius.com
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