The Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle insists the band are still together - despite concentrating on her side project SPINNERETTE.
The star began work on the new group with bandmate TONY BRADLEY, after the Distillers reportedly disbanded last month (FEB07).
But Dalle insists the band exists "just not as you know it", but admits recording with Spinnerette has given her music "a new beginning".
She says, "The songs seemed out of context and inappropriate for The Distillers. I felt ambivalent about sharing them with anyone.
"Spinnerette get a clean slate. She gets to start over and be the new kid in town, only she ain't no kid. She's quirky and sexy and she f**ks around."