Break Up and Make Up – Bands that Reunited after Falling Apart

Music bands come together for a season and an objective and once this is met, chances of them going separate ways are high. Most people have interpreted this as one of the major undoing in music, but the reality is some artists have grown significantly while others found other bands they collaborated with and produced some great music. Below are some bands that at one point called it quit then they reunited even if it was for a night.

The Misfits

This was a band famous in the 1970s and it was a truly a classic lineup. However, they didn’t last together and in 1983, they split. After 12 years apart, they met again in 1995 where guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and bassist Jerry Only went for a tour and released music, but in the absence of Glenn Danzing, the iconic singer.

Guns N’ Roses

This band was known for classics such as Welcome to the Jangle and Sweet Child O’ Mine. It was an absolute force of the time and Axl Rose always held the band together and kept it going. In July 1993, the band fell apart. 23 years later in 2016, Slash, the guitarist, Duff McKagan, the bassist, and Axl came together again. They immediately did a surprise LA club show and announced a North American stadium tour for the summer.

Spice Girls

Spice Girls were real pop icons who achieved commendable success that made them famous worldwide. After their 2000 album entitled Forever, they split to concentrate on their solo work. However, the girls never stayed apart for a long time because in 2007, they did a reunion tour and in 2012, they also reunited to grace the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London. In an interview on August 4, 2016, Melanie Brown, one of the Spice Girls hinted that a reunion is in the pipeline for their 20th anniversary this year.

The Grateful Dead

In 1995, the world was greeted to some of the most devastating news when Jerry Garcia passed away. For over two decades, The Grateful Dead seemed like it would never play again. However, in January 2015, there was an interesting twist and the band announced that guitarist Bob Weir and Trey Anastasio would reunite. On October 31, 2016, the group will make its debut with three of the four original players at Madison Square Garden.

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground is a band that was credited with the invention of alternative music. In 1973, the band parted ways and none remained. By the time they called it quit, Lou Reed, the founding front man had already ceased playing three years earlier.

In 1992, the original lineup of the Velvet Underground made public its reunion and went for a European tour. However, John Cale, the multi-instrumentalist and Reed developed personal differences and the band dissolved again.

In addition to the above, other interesting bands in this category include The Who, The Replacements, and The Police.