HENRY DILTZ, AFP/Getty Images When Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival…
- Posted on Oct 28th 2010 12:56AM by Benjy Eisen
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The characteristically tight-lipped band is keeping mum about their final selection for this year's big event, but bassist Mike Gordon (pictured) does have some words to say about it. "This has the potential to be the best one yet," Gordon tells Spinner. "I'm really excited about it, to the point where I'm calling some of my friends and I'm saying, 'Well, I don't even have any more room on my guest list, but you've got to come somehow, because this is going to be the one.' It just really feels right to me."
Gordon, who is currently promoting his new solo album, 'Moss' -- which he will tour behind in November -- would not say if the band has ever actually considered albums by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan or Radiohead, as fans have often speculated. More recent rumors on fan websites have favored selections by Led Zeppelin, Queen, King Crimson or Genesis. Whatever album Phish end up going with, expect it to be more of a treat than a trick, per-se.