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Will Eraserheads actually reunite? Ely Buendia says it was a ‘half serious joke’

By AYIE LICSI Published Oct 10, 2021 11:09 am

Eraserheads frontman Ely Buendia went viral in September when he said there was a chance the band could reunite "'Pag tumakbo si Leni." With Vice President Leni Robredo making her presidential bid official on Oct. 7, fans are following up on the iconic OPM band's comeback.

The former vocalist finally breaks his silence on the matter, saying the tweet was a "half serious joke."

“That answer was far from a political post. I do respect and admire Leni. If I were to vote, she’s my top candidate right now. That tweet was a half serious joke maybe, but people made it into a big deal,” he said in a press conference for his Superproxies concert on Oct. 9 on KTX.

"I may joke about frivolous things like an old band getting back together, but I’m dead serious about our people’s future," Buendia tweeted on Oct. 10 with the hashtag #LetLeniLead.

Meanwhile, drummer Raymund Marasigan said he wasn't aware of any reunion plans while he was answering fan questions.

"Let’s just address it here para isang sagutan na lang - one, I do not know of anything. If it’s anything about the 'Heads playing together, my policy is tell me about it when I’m ready to sign and rehearse," Marasigan said.

When asked about Buendia's viral tweet and the band being politically tagged, he said “I don't think it was a band thing. Personally, I don't think about it, I don't think about it politically, I thought it was funny."

Buendia has also previously clarified that his political views are his own and do not represent those of his former bandmates.

Eraserheads broke up in 2002 following Ely Buendia's departure from the band, last reuniting for a concert in 2008.