Rock's Worst Comebacks

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 3:51 PM CDT
Motley Crue this year.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Some bands just shouldn’t—or couldn’t successfully—get back together. The Independent takes a look at the 10 most ill-conceived rock reunions.

  • The Sex Pistols: Sure, the punk progenitors honestly named their 1994 comeback tour "Filthy Lucre," but still "tarnished their own lawless chapter in rock 'n' roll history."
  • Van Halen: A 1996 reunion of "elaborately coiffed" Eddie with "vital ingredient" "Diamond" David Lee Roth was short-lived.

  • The Doors: "The Doors without Jim Morrison? That pretty much says it all." After infighting and legal action, a partially reunited group is touring as Riders on the Storm.
  • Motley Crue: Though the old crew is on the road—at least some of it—it's "a case of too little too late for the wild men of rock 'n' roll."
  • Smashing Pumpkins: Just Billy Corgan now, and fans are miffed that he's "simply using the commercial appeal of the Smashing Pumpkins' name to further his solo efforts."
  • Limp Bizkit: The band with an "egotistical lead singer, a wildly pretentious artiste on guitar, (and) a bassist with a vapid personality" has reunited, "but it seems the fans grew bored of waiting for you."
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