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Old 11-14-07, 04:46 PM
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Band/Group Reunions which have been Successful

With a timeperiod between breakup and reunion having to be at least 5 years

We have the Spice Girls reunion as a big flop. New Edition reforming was a huge flop. Duran Duran haven't had the same success as in their heyday

Can you name any which have been as successful as they were the first time around ?
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
We have the Spice Girls reunion as a big flop.
I thought it was doing great?

Fleetwood Mac when they came back with The Dance CD
The Eagles when they came back with the Hell Freezes Over CD (and their new CD is off to a great start)
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Aerosmith has a pretty successful second career. I don't know if they were officially broken up, but the general consensus after Done with Mirrors was that they were finished.
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Bon Jovi.. not sure how long they were broken up for though
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when you say "successful", what do you mean, exactly?
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Pixies haven't released any new material (save a single song on iTunes) but they were touring there for a while to critical acclaim.
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Eagles were my first thought
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Mission of Burma have had what I call a very successful reunion. While they're never been a popular chartbusting band, they've managed to break a 20 year silence, release more material now than they did then (with it being pretty close in quality to the old stuff) and are still amazing live.

Other than that, I really can't think of anything that hasn't been mentioned. Either something is lacking (being a key member, the spark of a band in its prime, etc) or it just feels out of place.
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King Crimson is almost legendary for the churn in its lineup (17 full-time members since 1969) and has been through multiple hiatuses and extended break-ups, including one break lasting over a decade. But when they are working as a unit, the stuff they do is generally very well received.
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Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and KISS*.



*not so much for putting out new stuff but for the KISS Reunion Tour.

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Ummm, Duran Duran never went away.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
KISS*.



*not so much for putting out new stuff but for the KISS Reunion Tour.

Are you insulting Psycho Circus?
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Originally Posted by DaveWadding
Are you insulting Psycho Circus?

Yep.
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Originally Posted by ringside
Fleetwood Mac when they came back with The Dance CD
Fleetwood Mac as a band never really went away. People just tend to only focus on the Stevie/Lindsey line-up even though the band's been through like 15 incarnations.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Ummm, Duran Duran never went away.
Nothing has matched the success of their second self-titled and that was, what... fifteen years ago?
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and KISS*.

*not so much for putting out new stuff but for the KISS Reunion Tour.
Well, you can't really call any of those, "Reunions," as none of those bands ever broke up.

Their most famous line-ups fell apart, and got back together years later, but the bands continued.

If you wanted to include line-up reunions, though, you'd have to include Black Sabbath for the Heaven and Hell reunion.
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Originally Posted by Poink
Mission of Burma have had what I call a very successful reunion. While they're never been a popular chartbusting band, they've managed to break a 20 year silence, release more material now than they did then (with it being pretty close in quality to the old stuff) and are still amazing live.
That was my first choice. Their last two albums are easily on par with their legendary early eighties output, IMO. I can't think of another band that takes 20 years off and then comes up with two definitive albums of entirely new material... Maybe Dinosaur Jr.'s "The Beyond"?
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Smashing Pumpkins are doing well.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Nothing has matched the success of their second self-titled and that was, what... fifteen years ago?
Well then, maybe they should be in the "Bands that haven't had a recent album sell as well as an old one" thread. See, that would make sense.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Bon Jovi.. not sure how long they were broken up for though
Never broke up; only had 1 original member leave the band.

They've been very consistent with their music--never taking too long of a break.

studio albums
1984 Bon Jovi
1985 7800 Fahrenheit
1986 Slippery When Wet
1988 New Jersey
1992 Keep the Faith
1995 These Days
2000 Crush
2002 Bounce
2005 Have a Nice Day
2007 Lost Highway

other albums
1994 Cross Road (greatest hits with new bonus tracks)
2001 One Wild Night (live)
2003 This Left feels Right (remakes of greatest hits)
2004 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong (rarities box set)
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I thought Bon Jovi broke up after New Jersey and then reformed
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Pixies haven't released any new material (save a single song on iTunes) but they were touring there for a while to critical acclaim.
Also, Buzzcocks do very well as a live act (artistically and commercially) but I don't think their new music is as good as the original stuff. Course, what is?
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
I thought Bon Jovi broke up after New Jersey and then reformed
Blaze of Glory during that time was Jon's side project but in no means a breakup.

example: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have had solo albums, but nobody ever accused the Rolling Stones of breaking up
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damn, Behind the Music has misled me all these years!

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