Promoter Hints At 'Big Reformation'

by | 02 December 2008

A leading promoter has hinted that a high-profile rock band is set to reform during 2009.

In the wake of recent stories that LED ZEPPELIN are to tour – with or without frontman Robert Plant - promoter Rob Hallett has claimed another legendary reunion "isn't a million miles away".

Speaking to BBC News, he said he cannot reveal the details of who the mystery band are, but insisted that it will please a lot of people "of a certain age".

"If you were a teenage boy in the pre-punk '70s you're going to be very excited. Outside of Led Zeppelin, this is probably the biggest reformation you can hope for," he said.

Readers of Uncut have been speculating on who the band could be on the magazine's blog, with names mooted including BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, THE FACES, MOTT THE HOOPLE and ELO.

Meanwhile, GUNS N ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumoured to be trying to put the original line-up of the band back together for a tour next year.




02/12/2008 11:27:05


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The band Is Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow!
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I can't see ELO, Black Sabbath or any of the others listed by readers of Uncut as relevant or exciting. Sabbath members are busy with a Heaven and Hell outing due next year, who cares about ELO?My Freakish, but quite possible honorable mentions:A Pink Floyd reunion, the loss of Rick Wright has propelled members to reunite and tour. Beatles, with George Harrison's son and Julian Lennon filling in for their respective fathers - both vocally and visual apparitions of the same.Genesis, the band of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway fame,and in my mind, the pinacle prog band -Steve Hackett has been quiet these days.Led Zeppelin, maybe they keep saying Robert Plant won't tour because he will and they want to keepit on the down-low because they do have smashingnew material and need to really hash things outwithout any distractions from the press...too lateon that, but i know that's a long shot even readingit back..You can't get bigger than these names..Black Sabbath has reunited several times and I justdon't see that as incredible news on the scalethey speak..anyhow, that's my take, and wishful thinking list
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Its going to Be Genesis with Peter Gabriel (in my opinion)Rainbow have formed again as such with Blackmore's son Jurgan on guitar (Over The rainbow)
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