Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page announced earlier this month that the pioneering British rock band will reissue their first three albums. But will the three surviving members join forces for the first time since an Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in 2007? Frontman Robert Plant told 60 Minutes Australia last year that his "schedule was clear" for 2014.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have both found post-Oasis success with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Beady Eye, respectively. Yet fans of the bickering brothers still hold out hope that the duo can set aside their long-standing differences and reunite for at least one European festival this year. Both Gallaghers ruled it out as of last year, but it'd hardly be the first time Liam or Noel have changed their minds.
The soul-pop group comprised of Danger Mouse and Cee Lo haven't released music together since 2008's The Odd Couple, but in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cee Lo expressed confidence at a reunion. "I didn't realize the importance of [a new Gnarls Barkley album] or the anticipation for it until recently," the Voice singer said. "I was going through an airport at about 5:45am on the way to Atlanta and a guy from TMZ asked me would I be working on another Gnarls. And I was like, 'Yeah, next year' [and] it just kind of went like wildfire. And I was like, 'Wow, okay. People are still interested to see what we could do.'"
The synth-pop duo best known for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" are set to perform February 9 on the CBS special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles." Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart haven't performed together as the group in nine years, but both are devout Beatles fans. The performance is scheduled to take place 50 years to the day the Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
While we're still waiting to see if Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will appear on The Late Show as part of the group's 50th anniversary special, the duo will definitely perform at this year's Grammy Awards on January 26. The group will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. No word yet on which artists will join the iconic musicians.
Rolling Stone has called the decades-long bickering between Kinks co-founders and brothers Dave and Ray Davies "the stuff of rock legend," but with 2014 the 50th anniversary of the band, it appears the brothers may set aside their differences for the sake of the band. Dave told the magazine that he met up with his brother three times last year to discuss a reunion. "The first two meetings were great," he said. "We talked about the old days and maybe doing something next year. I thought to myself, 'Oh sh-t, maybe we could actually do something before we fall down dead.' It was very positive."
It's been nearly a decade since Sleater-Kinney, one of the definitive riot grrrl groups of the 1990s and '00s, released an album. All three members have gone on to other musical pursuits since 2005's The Woods, but co-frontwoman Carrie Brownstein has been dropping hints of a reunion during recent press stops for her show Portlandia. The musician/actress told Stereogum, "I think we ended at a time when it wasn’t tapering off, actually. I would be curious to know what the rest of the story is with that band.”
The group reunited for a Pearl Jam show in Portland last year to join the band for a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." As for upcoming dates, Bonnaroo did post a picture of their home city of Portland on Instagram, but it's still a mystery who'll show up.
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