10 Bands Who Should Reunite
It seems that you can’t get through a day without some band or other re-forming. So Classic Rock thought it was time to look at 10 that might, or might not, happen in the next year or so.
GUNS N’ ROSES – The Appetite For Destruction line-up, that is. This would be a license to print money. Gentlemen, a several week residency at Wembley Stadium suit you? Steven Adler’s keen (wonder why?), Slash and Duff don’t seem against it, and Izzy would probably get involved for a while. And that only leaves…ah, yes, Mr. Unpredictable himself. So, who knows where this might go?
LED ZEPPELIN – Well they’ve done the occasional one-off show since John Bonham’s death in 1980. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were keen enough to rehearse with Jason Bonham. But Robert Plant appears to have no interest, which is why the other trio were contemplating using another singer. That fell apart, and right now there’s no chance of it coming back onto the agenda.
DEEP PURPLE MK III – This has been talked about for so long it’s become almost boring. David Coverdale has said yes on numerous occasions – only to backtrack fast when he realised that a certain guitarist didn’t seem so keen. Glenn Hughes is even more enthusiastic than Cov. But would Ian Paice give up his current day job with the millionth Purple line-up. And could they call themselves Deep Purple anyway? Mind you, just calling it MK III is good enough.
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST – Time for John Lees and Woolly Wolstenholme to welcome back Les Holroyd. Come on, chaps, it’s a bit ludicrous for one of the most polite band around to be locked into this long-term falling out. Just daft.
MANOWAR – Real men don’t hold grudges. There is only one guitarist for the band: Ross The Ross. So, let’s see some true metal spirit on all sides. Death to false axemen.
UFO – Any chance of one last hurrah with ‘Mad’ Mickey Schenker and Pete Way? Yeah, we know Schenker can be a tad hatstand (seriously, he can!) and Way likes a drink or 17 (hard to believe, but true). But a final tour with these two on board would be, erm, intriguing. Who’d punch who first?
WISHBONE ASH – Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Argus line-up back together in a happy frame of mind? But right now, Andy Powell and Martin Turner are at each other’s throats. One says something, the other automatically disagrees. Great. But we know it’s a thin line between love and hate, and if these two start to kiss (metaphorically, natch) and make up, then Ted Turner and Steve Upton will join in the fun.
METALLICA – Now everything’s fine between ‘Tallica and Dave Mustaine, how about giving Kirk Hammett a temporary break, getting Mustaine in and doing a tour playing the set they used to do in the very early days. Getting back to the garage, as it were.
IRON MAIDEN – Every time the idea of a reunion with Paul Di’Anno is mentioned, bassist Steve Harris totally dismisses the idea. But Di’Anno is on the first two Maiden albums – and they helped define metal as we know it. Wouldn’t it be fun to see the band playing all of those songs again with the man who was at the microphone for them? Maybe at the Horse & Cart or some similar hostelry in East Lahndon.
MARINO THE BAND – Ah, wouldn’t it be delightful to see Lisa Dominique (pictured here) and her guitar playing bro Marino reunited? That’d bring back glorious memories of the 1980s for all (well, some) of us.
OK, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Who would you like to see back together. Scribble your suggestions below.
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