I always sense some serious tension when any of these guys are asked about talking to one another. I'm glad he says he is open to more shows with Thrice and he and Teppei talk, but I feel like there may be some hard feelings still that things ended. Also I could be totally wrong about all of that but it is the feeling I get when I read this and hear other members recent interviews.
i feel like a lot of it (and i could be wrong) is that since riley is older than the rest of the gang, he kind of put his life on hold for them to tour, and put out albums. but now that most of the guys are at that age, they decide on the hiatus when riley's really getting into touring and making music. again, i could be totally wrong, but riley, though im sure loves all the guys, seems a little bitter about how the hiatus came to be.
just my 2 cents.