The Stone Roses managed it – why can’t these guys? Six bands we want to see get back together in 2017.
The trend of big bands and artists from yesteryear making a comeback and touring old albums showed no sign of slowing down in 2016. Even small-to-medium sized acts have opted to coin it in and perform classic albums to their devotees. Mortgages have to be paid somehow.
And yet, there are a surprising number of huge bands who have thusfar resisted the temptation to get back together. Here are six bands we’d love to announce a reunion in 2017.
The White Stripes performing in Leeds in 2007
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The Oasis guitarist has previously criticised Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service.
Noel Gallagher has made his feelings pretty clear regarding Apple’s new streaming service ‘Apple Music'. The former Oasis member has called Apple’s latest venture ‘arrogant’ and added that the service's radio feature was ‘some sort of George Orwell shit’
Noel Gallagher has not signed up for his Apple Music trial.
Speaking to the Varvet International podcast Gallagher said, “Apple Music, world radio: is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on? How can you be so arrogant that you can say, ‘We now fucking own world radio.’”
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The Libertines' first reunion gig in London for four years was a critical success but the crowd were particularly badly behaved. The band's performance was interrupted two songs in by a crowd surge and the concert managers were forced to ask the crowd to stop throwing fireworks at the beginning of the set.
The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.
Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.
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The Kinks founder and front man Ray Davies was unable to attend his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame due to a death in his family.
Co-founder and frontman of The Kinks, Ray Davies, was unable to attend his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame because his sister Joyce passed away. The ceremony took place on Thursday June 12 in New York City and although Davies couldn’t be there in person he did accept the honour via video link.
Davies, pictured outside the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, was unable to attend the ceremony in New York City due to the death of his sister
Davies also posted on his Facebook page: “I am profoundly honoured to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters (sic) funeral.”
The rockers could be reuniting to celebrate half a century of their music.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of British Invasion rock band The Kinks and fans are waiting with baited breath to see whether brothers Ray and Dave Davies will reunite the group. Davies has told music magazine Uncut that a reunion is "as close as it's ever been to happening."
Ray Davies: The Kinks Could Reunite This Year.
Dave Davies, who suffered a stroke in 2004, explained that he'd caught up with his brother last summer in a London pub, where they chatted about the possibility of reforming the band for their 50th anniversary. "I said to Ray I thought that it'd be a great shame if we don't try and do something," he told Uncut. "I don't think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting. I think it's time reality took over, and started directing the last years of [...] whatever it is. It's like Cain and Abel."
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So much has been written about The Kinks since their conception back in 1964 that documenting a warts and all history would be an arduous task, although Doug Hinman's 2004 biography 'All Day And All Of The Night' makes a sterling attempt. Highly publicised inter-band squabbles, fights with authority, nervous breakdowns and in their latter period, a revolving door of band members only adds to the legacy of arguably one of the most unique and innovative bands to emerge from the London scene of the 1960s.
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Review of The Kink's album Picture Book released through Sanctuary.
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Waterloo Sunset 40th Anniversary Edition coincides with The Kinks' Pye Catalogue available digitally for the first time. Castle Music are pleased to announce that, on the 28th May, The Kinks Pye Catalogue is being made available digitally in the UK and Europe. This includes such classic Kinks hits as You Really Got Me; Tired Of Waiting For You; Sunny Afternoon; Waterloo Sunset; Days, through to their final hits with Pye, Apeman and Lola.
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RT @RockWalkLondon: The Kinks released their single “Waterloo Sunset” on this day, 5th May 1967. Written by Ray Davies, and it was also his…
RT @tbquirk: If Dave Davies sings it, and it's on a Kinks LP, it's almost always a 5 star song. Even in the '70s. "Trust Your Heart" https…
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RT @RealChrisKocher: This is VERY exciting. I can't wait to hear it! https://t.co/4ViNJgLvWf
RT @SonyLegacyRecs: "Our Country follows my journey across America; through endless tours not just to reclaim @TheKinks’ career, but to red…
"'Our Country' follows my journey across America; through endless tours not just to reclaim The Kinks’ career, but… https://t.co/QlpY6bWv3W
RT @AugusteMarshal: I go to sleep est un titre écrit par Ray Davies des Kinks en 1965. Pour la petite histoire, on raconte que Ray Davis n…
RT @KinKsDanTheFan: #RayDavies + #DaveDavies = #TheKinKs❤️ @TheKinks https://t.co/nmB4GyazWW
RT @SmithereensHQ: Congrats to @SmithereensHQ own Dennis Diken on wrapping up a successful Spring run of dates with @davedavieskinks! https…
RT @RockHistoryPix: The Kinks, 1965 https://t.co/RAw4cXH1zY
RT @RockNRollPics: Ray Davies from The Kinks in London, 1970. 📷 Barrie Wentzell. https://t.co/HCkeIuicID
RT @Wildaboutmusic: I once gave Ray Davies of @TheKinks a ride to LAX. I took my friend E of @THE_EELS with me. When we got there, E grabbe…
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, is the eight studio album by the Kinks. This concept album is… https://t.co/5f5z4kSPDS
'Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One', is the eight studio album by the Kinks. Ray Davies expresses… https://t.co/I6EZOxVp9k
Tonight Dave Davies of @TheKinks wraps up his tour in Medina, Minnesota with @BadfingerJoey https://t.co/p0eMFd3Jxf