These days, when an artist says it’s the end, it’s very rarely the end (take note Justin Bieber). Incredible reunions of the last decade include the Spice Girls, and the extravaganza that was NKOTBSB, and rumors are rife for 2014's comebacks. Love it or hate it, here are some of the most hotly speculated reunions for the year to come.
The long-anticipated reunion of OutKast was made official yesterday as organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival released this year's lineup of acts. OutKast will be headlining the event will hit the Coachella stage at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California after a seven-year hiatus.
Andre 3000 and Big Boi haven't released material since 2006's Idelwild, though they have both been busy with solo projects.
2. Sleater Kinney
Riot Grrrl has been very much back in the spotlight of late, with The Punk Singer documentary hitting theaters and Russia’s Pussy Riot making international headlines. Carrie Brownstein teases the possibility of a Sleater-Kinney reunion in a new interview. The Portlandia co-creator and co-star sat down with Stereogum to discuss her show's forthcoming fourth season, her musical past (as recently revisited in The Punk Singer film), and the future of her various projects. Asked if she'd be willing to get the old gang back together, she admitted: "I would be curious to know what the rest of the story is with that band."
The original British synth-pop masters and creators of world’s catchiest synth pop song a.k.a Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Eurythmics —Annie Lennox and guitarist Dave Stewart, who last performed together nine years ago — have confirmed that they will reunite in Los Angeles for one night only to pay tribute to The Beatles, the Recording Academy announced.
Yes, you heard right. Swedish pop icons ABBA have announced plans to mark the 40th anniversary of their Eurovision triumph with "Waterloo" hit single, hinting at a possible (but seemingly improbable?) 2014 reunion. As Sky News reports, singer Agnetha Faltskog told German weekly Welt am Sonntag that the band is definitely thinking about the major event anniversary. "There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way," she said. "But I can't say at this point what will come of them." The 63-year-old vocalist also admitted that hitting the stage had become somewhat harder with age, noting that the ABBA crew is "getting older. I can't imagine going onto the stage on walking sticks," Get ready for a pretty wild show then, kids.
Probably the most argumentative siblings of all time, the unlikely rumors of an Oasis revival nonetheless have those of us who grew up during the Britpop revolution all of a flutter.
Oasis’ Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs told NME magazine: "If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage and here's 200,000 people,' I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion."
However, Bonehead isn't convinced Liam's brother Noel is as keen on a reunion: "As far as Noel goes, I saw him in Glasgow with the High Flying Birds, but we didn't speak about reunions ... With Noel, I only know what I read in the press, and from what I read it sounds like a 'no.'"
That said, this is a story the press seem to keep revisiting with more and more conviction, so let’s hope that by some miracle, the brothers Gallagher end up sharing a stage again this year.