The Rascals' Gene Cornish says no reunion anytime soon

Don't bank on another full Rascals reunion -- at least not according to Gene Cornish.

Cornish -- whose memoir Good Lovin' just came out -- says that he and Felix Cavaliere would be game, but Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli have other plans:

"You know what? That would be a dream come true. But we approached Eddie, we approached Dino. And they didn't show much interest in it whatsoever. Eddie was busy with his show he did at the Cutting Room. Dino's busy painting -- he's a wonderful artist. And basically, Felix and I said, 'You know what? We're going to go out and we're going to play these songs because we can and because the fans want to see it and they want to hear it."

But you can get your Rascals fix in Good Lovin' . Gene says it rewinds his life, the good and the bad, the successes and the disappointment. It's the unlikely story of how a kid from Rochester, New York found enduring fame after moving to New York and co-founding one of the iconic American bands of the 1960s.

It also touches on the hits, the tours, breaking up at the peak of their popularity, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and the 70-show 2013 reunion tour he feels ended too soon. Gene places more of the blame for that on Steve Van Zandt, who produced and wrote the Once Upon a Dream Shows. 

There are surprises in the book, as well -- including how and why The Rascals, before signing with Atlantic Records, turned down the chance to be produced by the legendary Phil Spector.

Gene Cornish talked about why you should buy his book:

"Well, it's my story of my life as a Rascal. And it's very extensive. I've been through a lot of stuff in my life, you know. I'm still here."

 
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