This week, we’ve new studio albums from Accept (who are very Accept-like), It Bites and Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull. A live Enid offering, loads of Roadmaster and Foghat reissues – and more.
On May 26, Accept returned to London for their first show in Britain for 24 years. Xavier Russell was on hand for the occasion, and now compares this gig to one of the band’s earliest performances in the city, at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1984 – when a couple of whippersnapper wannabe metal musicians were caught headbanging at the front!
If the Noughties taught us anything, it was that what a band actually mean when they ‘split up’ is that, ‘We’ll be back when nostalgia makes you miss us’. So, here are 10 of the reunions that fired– or should that be ‘failed to fire’?! – our imaginations during the last decade. This is in no particular order.