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Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

| 21 December 2017 | Reply

Revived, not Reborn: The Most Spectacular Comebacks of the Last Decade

We’ve seen quite a few fresh bands push out smashing albums so far this year and we’ll probably see quite a few of them in the next one, too.

But what we secretly keep hoping for all the time is for our long-time favorites to return to the studio and release some fresh material for us to enjoy. Those who have a taste for oldtimers in the world of rock music have surely had a great time lately.

There were several rock sensation revivals and reunions in the last decade that – forgive my pun – have rocked their world.

One of the most shocking (for some) and uplifting (for others) news of the last decade was when Guns ‘n’ Roses, one of the determinative rock sensations of the 1990s, has announced its reunion for a summer show in 2016.

Despite the announcement being made on April 1st, it has proven not to be an April Fool’s joke. Axl Rose did tour with Buckethead for years, but this time it was different – it was the reunion of Axl with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.

The reunion seems to be lasting – the band announced they would headline the UK’s Download Festival in June 2018, so it will last at least until then.

Classic rock lovers also had a thing or two to be happy about in the last decade when legendary rock band Black Sabbath announced its reunion. As you might expect, this wasn’t exactly the same configuration as it was back in the day – Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne did announce they were reuniting, but Ward dropped out due to “contractual complaints”, so he was replaced by Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilke. The band’s farewell tour called “The End” ended in February 2017 in Birmingham, the UK. Ozzy Osbourne will continue to tour solo between 2018 and 2020.

Rage Against The Machine was known not only for its unique style but also for its deep political message embedded in its music and lyrics. Formed in 1991, the band stayed together for nine years, dismantling in 2000. But in 2007, the time seemed right for a reunion – the band played for the first time in seven years at Coachella 2007, and continued touring (and campaigning) for years. Ultimately, guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk. and bassist Tim Commerford joined a new supergroup called Prophets of Rage, along with Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill in 2016, that continues to tour to this day (with dates confirmed for 2018, too).

Which was the reunion in the last decade that was the best news for you?


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