Doc Coyle Reveals That God Forbid Have A Tour Offer, Says He Wants Olly Steele To Play Second Guitar For The Band If They Reunite

During a recent episode of his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle” podcast, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) revealed that his old band God Forbid recently received a tour offer. It is still unclear if the band will take the deal, but if they do, ex-Monuments guitarist Olly Steele has already been offered a chance to take part in the reunion as a replacement for Dallas Coyle.

The following exchange took place on the aforementioned podcast [via The PRP]

Doc Coyle: “So God Forbid has been getting some offers for tours and reunions and stuff—and I don’t even know if it’ll happen or not—but if it does happen, would Olly Steele be down to play second guitar in God Forbid, if it happened?”

Olly Steele: “Are you shitting me?”

Doc Coyle: “No, I’m not shitting you.”

Olly Steele: “Where’s Dallas?…”

Doc Coyle: “Dallas… He’s done with me. He had his run and now he’s done.”

Olly Steele: “I can’t think of anything that would be more fun… If I’m free. I’m not saying I’d never be in a band again, you know.”

Doc Coyle: “If you’re down to do it… The thing about it, it’s not even really being in a band. It’ll probably be some shows and maybe a tour. But there’s nothing crazy, we’d probably take it one step at a time.

And like I said, I don’t even know if the other guys want to do it. I think we’re supposed to have a conference call, kinda talk to everyone and see what the vibe is. But we have a tour offer right now, for a European tour, which I don’t know if we’re gonna do or not.

But it just kinda seems like things have come around and there’s renewed interest in the band. And if I was gonna get someone, you’d be the guy I want to get. So I thought I’d ask you here.”

Olly Steele: “That’s amazing, 1000% yes.”

Doc Coyle: “Awesome, alright now I’m excited. I thought you’d say yes.”

Olly Steele: “You’re excited? I was 15-16-years-old playing guitar for the first time and learning from you and Dallas, and this has just happened, that’s amazing.”

Doc Coyle: “Well, I can’t have anymore white people in the band alright? [laughs].”

Olly Steele: “It’s a shame that it may not be the original lineup, BUT, let’s fucking play “Into The Wasteland” seven times in a row.”

Doc Coyle On The Possibility Of A God Forbid Reunion: “I Would Say It Is A Matter Of When, Not If”

While answering fan questions on his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle” podcast, Doc Coyle addressed the possibility of a God Forbid reunion. He said the following:

“I think yes. I think [it’s] just a matter of how and when. The logistics… It’s just not easy because guys are all over the place, guys have children, they have jobs, they have wives, they have obligations and it’s not the easiest thing to put together. It’s interesting, we were getting a lot of this additional interest during the pandemic… My main priority is Bad Wolves and so I have to organize everything around that. I would say it’s just baby steps so we’ll see, try and make it work. I would say it is a matter of when, not if, but then again I don’t want to hype people up because it’s just gotta be correct. Everything’s gotta work out.”

[via The PRP]

Doc Coyle On The Possibility Of A God Forbid Reunion: “No One’s Really Knocking Down Our Door”

During a recent appearance on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle was asked about the possibility of a God Forbid reunion. He responded by saying “no one’s really knocking down [the band’s] door.”

Coyle said the following:

“I don’t know about that. Like I said, friends with everybody, it’s just I’m so busy. No one’s really knocking down our door.”

He also added the following after it was mentioned that E.Town Concrete have been playing for big crowds during select reunion shows:

“Here’s the thing, E.Town was probably about 3-4x bigger that we were in our home area. I’m sure we could do like 1 reunion show and maybe sell it out, but I don’t know. I’ve [got] low confidence in how many give a shit to be honest.”

He continued:

“…It’s hard to gauge if people really care that much, if that makes sense? I’m not saying those people don’t, but it just might be those people. I don’t know if you see comments online if that means there’s hundreds or thousands of people that also feel that way who just aren’t there. It may be true, I’m just… ah, I don’t even know if that’s even a good enough reason to do anything. It would really have to come from a place of ‘hey man, this would sound fun’ or ‘this would be cool’.

Truth be told, no matter what, it’d be a lot of work just getting things together, rehearsing, booking, gear, everything. It’s a lot, but you never know. We’ll have to see that the future holds, but I love all those guys. I love the music and I’m proud of our legacy and I’m happy people still kinda care, cause I do think we did something really cool.”

[via The PRP]