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Nick Cave Says Grinderman Is Done

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 03:  Nick Cave of Grinderman performs on stage during the Homebake Music Festival on December 3, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Cave's Bad Seeds side project will be no more, according to the man himself, who wrapped up Grinderman's recent tour with the abrupt announcement: "That's it for Grinderman.  It's over."  He then bid good-bye to everyone gathered at Australia's Meredith music festival with, "See you all in another 10 years when we'll be even older and uglier." Presumably, this was meant as a jab at all the other older and uglier (Cave's word, not Vulture's) bands reuniting these days, but it is also, you know, a possibility. As Justin Bieber teaches us, never say never. (We're sure that Nick Cave listens to Justin Bieber.)

Photo: Mark Metcalfe/2011 Mark Metcalfe