With The Monkees' summer tour opening this coming Monday in Port Chester, New York, Michael Nesmith has talked with Rolling Stone about their music and how he feels about the media's misperception of him.

Nesmith says he returned to The Monkees "because it's fun.  I had a great time on the 2012 tour.  And the reason I hadn't done it before is because I was busy with other things."  When the reporter mentioned the big audience response to the 2012 tour, he replied, "That's why I want to do it again.  The people that come, they bring their expectations, and we give them exactly what they want, so that's perfect."