2008 – Led Zeppelin ‘To Announce 250Million Pound World Tour’ Whitesnake singer says… by Jason Gregory More Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin will mark their 40th anniversary with a £250million world tour, according to reports. Calls for the band to reform for a full world tour have been relentless since they played a one-off show at […]
2006 – Turn it on, turn it on again, turn it on, turn it on again. We’re singing because Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike “+ the Mechanics” Rutherford and the other fella–have announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2005 – Coldplay headline the first day of the Coachella Festival in California. Other performers included Razorlight, Bloc Party, the Raveonettes and a reformed Bauhaus.
2004 – One of the worst kept secrets in rock becomes a secret no longer when Motley Crue announce they are reforming for their first tour in five years.
2004 – UK solo star Robbie Williams denies he will reform with old boy band Take That for a one-off event. “I’m afraid there’s more chance of Hell freezing over,” he tells the Sun tabloid.
2003 – Paul Weller dismisses rumors that he will reform The Jam (“Going Underground”) for a series of five huge concerts in 2004, labelling them “Bollocks.”
2003 – A reformed Duran Duran play their comeback show at London’s Astoria before an audience that includes a member of boy band Take That.
2003 – Nineties hit-makers the Spin Doctors (“Two Princes”) announce their reformation. “It was as though the music was waiting for us,” singer Chris Barron tells his Web site.
2003 – Dead Kennedys vocalist Brandon Cruz leaves the California punk legends to spend more time with his family. He joined the band after they reformed minus original singer Jello Biafra in 2001.
2003 – Twisted Sister announce they are reforming to do a USO tour of military bases in Korea.
2000 – Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum. The act’s manager, Tony Smith receives the Peter Grant Award for outstanding achievement at the event.
2000 – The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio files to run for New Jersey Senate on behalf of the Reform Party. He loses.