After a 21-Year Absence, Brian Liesegang May Be Returning to Filter

Social-media posts indicate the multi-instrumentalist is collaborating with frontman Richard Patrick now



Based on the not-so-subtle hints on Filter’s social-media feeds, it would appear as if original guitar Brian Liesegang has been welcomed back to the fold. The most obvious indication came earlier today when Filter posted a circa-1995 photo of Liesegang with Filter frontman and owner of the band name, Richard Patrick.

Over the past several weeks, the band has posted videos on their social-media accounts referencing Filter recording being done at both Patrick’s and Liesegang’s studios. Although no official announcement has been made of Liesegang’s return, BlastEcho reached out to Liesegang on Facebook about his purported return and he responded, “can neither confirm nor deny, as we don’t know [if I’m back in Filter]. We are just trying to have some fun together and maybe it will work out. We are just feeling it right now.”


Liesegang officially left Filter in 1997, having only appeared on the band’s celebrated 1995 debut, Short Bus, which featured the breakout single “Hey Man Nice Shot.” Since leaving Filter, Liesegang has been very active, having worked with Veruca Salt (and his ex-girlfriend Louise Post), Billy Corgan and his own band Ashtar Command, among others.

Filter, with a rotating ensemble of sideman, have released six studio albums since Short Bus, the last being 2016’s Crazy Eyes.

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