Ralf Hütter of Kraftwerk spells out the obvious to The Times, following the 17-year gap between 1986's Electric Café and 2003's Tour De France Soundtracks.
Kate Bush speaking to Mojo in 2011. And saying "No" is exactly what she did between 1993's The Red Shoes and 2005's Aerial.
As told to Playboy, John Lennon's reasons for the five-year hiatus leading up to 1980's Double Fantasy were sound.
Morrissey in conversation with the Guardian, upbeat as per about the difficult gestation of 2004's You Are The Quarry.
From an Uncut interview with Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile, who have averaged one album every eight years. Pull the other one.
Blindingly obvious stuff in Mojo from Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, who took 11 years to make 1999's Anomie & Bonhomie, a further seven to release 2006's White Bread Black Beer – and is still keeping us waiting on a follow-up.
That's Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose in 2006. He'd been trying "something different" for 13 years by this point – Chinese Democracy would take another two.
Typically gnomic comment from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, somewhere in the 22-year gap between Loveless (1991) and m b v (2013).
Portishead's Geoff Barrow justifies the 11-year wait for third album, er, Third, to Scotland on Sunday.
Speaking to Spin magazine, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses confirms all those suspicions about the 347 days spent making 1994's Second Coming.
Chatting to Rolling Stone, D'Angelo was more confident than the rest of us about the 2014 arrival of Black Messiah, 14 years after Voodoo.
Lauryn Hill in conversation with NPR in 2010, 12 years on from her wonderful debut The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, which may never be followed up.
Five years after Mezzanine, Massive Attack's 3D ended up making 2003's 100th Window on his own once he realised no one else was coming. As reported in The Scotsman.
A decent excuse for Vashti Bunyan's 35 (THIRTY-FIVE)- year gap between Just Another Diamond Day (1970) and Lookaftering (2005), from an interview with the Guardian.
Yeah, all right, Justin Timberlake. You've made your point. That was the great man telling student alumni of Grammy Camp why he'd taken a nice lay-off between 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds and 2013's The 20/20 Experience.
AC/DC's Malcolm Young there, in Q magazine in 2003, three years after Stiff Upper Lip and five years before Black Ice. Riffs they hadn't yet done were clearly thin on the ground.
Stereo MC's talking to Pause&Play about the nine-year feet-up between 1992's Connected and 2001's Deep Down & Dirty. Fair enough really. You can't rush these things.
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