After just under 20 years of making music together and being one of Australia’s most popular alternative rock trios, Silverchair are going into “indefinite hibernation” for the foreseeable future. Band members Daniel Johns, Chris Joannou and Ben Gillies posted a statement on their website to tell fans that they were going their separate ways. They wrote:
We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then ... if the band stops being fun and if it's no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop. We assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly. In fact we've been struggling with it for quite a while now . . . As a result we've decided to put the band into 'a deep sleep' while we all do other things that we find more inspiring right now. This means that Silverchair won't be making music together or playing shows any time soon. It also means that the three of us won't be working together unless and until it feels right again.
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They started working on a new record in 2009 but it never came to fruition. During their time together they produced five studio albums, the most recent release being Young Modern in 2007. Some of their memorable hits include “Tomorrow,” “Anthem For the Year 2000,” “Miss You Love,” “The Greatest View” and “Straight Lines.” So while they haven’t ruled out a reunion in the future, it looks like this will be the end of Silverchair as we know it. What are some of your favourite Silverchair songs? Will you miss their music?