After yesterday's post about upcoming musical reunion tours, readers weighed in with their suggestions of the bands they would most like to see get back together. While some verge on the impossible (a Clash reunion might be hard without Joe Strummer) and others have already been announced (Van Halen and original singer David Lee Roth are back at it), other suggestions touched on some hopeful possibilities.
Among the top choices were Led Zeppelin and the original lineups of Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd and Genesis. Votes were also cast for Roxy Music, King Crimson, Fugazi, The Misfits, Talking Heads and more.
Led Zeppelin, of course, has already reunited once before, playing a single show at London's O2 arena in late 2007. There has been speculation ever since of a full-on reunion tour, but that has so far not materialized. To see the reaction that met that lone 2007 date, check out these clips from BBC News at the time:
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February 2, 2012 The Comeback Season. The Classic Rockopalypse. No matter how you label it, 2012 looks to be a great year for music reunions.
And what an eclectic list of reforming bands it is, from post-hardcore nineties acts to post-Hagar hair metal: Refused, the Beach Boys, Ben Folds Five, At The Drive In, Happy Mondays, Spice Girls, Van Halen, No Doubt, Mazzy Star, Black Sabbath, Pulp, and the Stone Roses, to name but a few.
Even national treasure Neil Young, 66 years old and 33 albums deep, has reunited with Crazy Horse and released a teaser jam (at over 30 minutes, it's a pretty lengthy teaser) that includes a rendition of 'Cortez the Killer':
With all these blasts from the past, it'll be a great year for music fans. But there are obviously still lots of groups that haven't decided to throw their hats back in the ring.
We want to know who you're missing. What bands would you love to see reunite this year? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet @Strombo with the hashtag #MusicReunions. We'll update this post with some of your suggestions next week.
Since we're dreaming, let's imagine one reunion we wish was possible: The Beatles getting back together. Obviously, that's not a possibility, but in the spirit of imagining, check out this video of that impromptu Beatles concert - their final public performance - on the roof from January 30, 1969, 43 years ago this week: