Bobby said in a Chicago show (1996) that after the band has been around for 20 years they're going to break up. On another occasion he said that after the 1997 live album they'd release 3 more and then call it quits. But he seems to be the only band member that says this. Brian was told about Bobby's comments and he laughed "I've never heard that one! Bobby's the drummer, OK? We're gonna stop doing this when we think we're not gonna do anything of quality. At this point I have absolutely no intention of stopping something that I still get an incredibly good feeling from. Greg said in a Philadelphia concert "This is about half over.......not the show, our career. We've been around 16 years and we plan on being around 16 more!!!" Greg has no intentions of experimenting with new musical styles.
Brian 1997: "We're going to definitely take some time to relax and to really concentrate on writing some very special music for the next record. I don't wanna rush into it. So we're just gonna take our time. I know that we've agreed that we're gonna record this record ourselves, without a producer. We may do it at Greg's house and we're gonna do it in our own speed. We're kind of tired of hearing to schedules and marketing plans. We're not interested in that any longer." Brian also explained that they have been trying to make a home video like Big Bang, but that every time they start, "it turns into we're gonna have to have all these people come and follow us and do all the stuff and we just never had the opportunity to do it on our own, the way we want it to. And hopefully in the future we'll be able to. Everytime, it always turns out into trying to make a movie, and I'm not about making a movie, I'm trying to play music.