Russell Crowe's Rock Band Dissolves
And while the end of the group "holds certain disappointments, they pale in comparison to the joy of writing unrestricted, of talking from my heart and mind simultaneously about things that are important to me now, right now, in this time of my life, not when I was younger or dare I say it less world weary/wary, but now, as a 41-year-old father/husband/lover/man," he writes.
Not that 30 Odd Foot of Grunts was well respected by critics, who panned their work, or by the public. Their 2002 album barely sold.
But on April 19 Crowe plans to release a new song as an iTunes single, "Raewyn."
He's also at work on an album that "touches on varying subjects, my beautiful wife, past relationships, my son, people I know, family tragedy, immigrant cane cutters, vilification, a choral requiem for a dead friend, my contribution to the genre of drinking songs ... optimism and perspective."
He adds: "It is without doubt the most satisfying record I've ever made, and I know when you hear it you will be seduced by its beauty."