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ABBA Performs for First Time in 30 Years

Band sang part of a song together Sunday in Stockholm

(Newser) - Lucky guests to a private party in Stockholm on Sunday witnessed what a guitarist calls "a piece of music history." Swedish band ABBA performed together for the first time in decades, marking 50 years to the day that band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson first met,... More »

Neutral Milk Hotel Is Back, 15 Years Later

Indie band plans international tour

(Newser) - The indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel has effectively been broken up since 1998—but the group is about to tour again. Right now, Jeff Mangum et al are planning to start in the South (Asheville and Athens, Georgia) in October before heading to Taipei and Tokyo; just five dates... More »

Black Sabbath, Ozzy Reuniting

First album since 1978 coming next year, along with tour

(Newser) - They may be in their 60s now, but Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne are together again and working on a new album and tour for 2012, reports E! Online . Band members made their big announcement at Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, saying they were going to record their... More »

Jacko Readies a Comeback

Dirty Dancing choreographer leads show

(Newser) - As the King of Pop readies his first concert run in more than a decade, so, too the requisite secrecy, swirling rumors, and lawsuits begin to get in shape. Michael Jackson may be developing moves to rival the moonwalk, he's definitely rehearsing six hours daily with 10 dancers and a... More »

Lawyers Might Nix Jackson's London Gigs

Contract for family concert series puts comeback in question

(Newser) - London may never see Michael Jackson’s much-ballyhooed comeback concerts, TMZ reports. A contract Jackson signed for a reunion tour with his sister and brothers forbade him from making another concert deal for 18 months. Lawyers for that tour say Jackson’s London series violates the pact. Jackson’s position... More »

McCartney, Ringo Reunite in NY

(Newser) - An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in 7 years. The reunion of McCartney and Starr, the surviving members of the Beatles, was the highlight of the "Change Begins Within" concert last night. The event was held at Radio... More »

Cops Nab $1.2M in Drugs at Phish Show

Cops also nab $68K cash, arrest 194

(Newser) - Phish fans came prepared to the band’s reunion weekend, but many left empty-handed. Police seized about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash during the three-night event in Virginia, AP reports; they also arrested 194 fans, mostly for drug possession, use, and distribution.... More »

Concert Stirs Reunion Rumors for Beatles

McCartney, Starr will perform on the same stage next month

(Newser) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will take the same stage during a charity concert in New York next month, though perhaps not at the same time. The show's organizers originally reported that the remaining Beatles would play together—it'd be the first time since a 2002 George Harrison tribute—but... More »

Gossip Girl to Host No Doubt Reunion

(Newser) - No Doubt will kick off a reunion tour in May, but first the band is going to make a guest appearance on Gossip Girl, reports Rolling Stone. Because the show doesn’t feature a performance venue like the Peach Pit in the old 90210, the episode will likely take a... More »

Simon, Garfunkel Plan New Tour

Duo inspired by reaction at Simon show this weekend

(Newser) - The audience at Friday night's Paul Simon show in New York got a taste of what's to come when Art Garfunkel joined his long-time collaborator on stage for three songs: The two today announced a new tour, inspired, said Garfunkel, by the “knockout” reaction to that concert. More »

Simon, Garfunkel in Surprise Reunion

Famous duo pair up again in Manhattan concert as mayor applauds

(Newser) - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared together in a surprise reunion at a Manhattan weekend concert, Reuters reports. It was only the third time the famous duo, now both 67, have performed together since a 2004 reunion tour. Garfunkel appeared on stage to sing The Sound of Silence, The Boxer... More »

Plant Rules Out Led Zep Reunion

Frontman explains why he won't do reunion tour

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin isn't Led Zeppelin without the late John Bonham, Robert Plant says, and a reunion tour will only disappoint. Plant, who took part in a single concert in 2007 with Jason Bonham filling in for his dad, elaborated in an interview with Absolute Radio, NME reports: "The comparisons... More »

Woo-Hoo! Blur to Reunite This Summer

(Newser) - Blur, the '90s Britpop band famous for “woo-hooing” through its hit single “Song 2,” will reunite this summer for a live show in London, NME reports. The original four members of the band have not performed together publicly since 2000, and the long-awaited reunion announcement has fueled... More »

Led Zeppelin Replacing Plant

Band trying out new frontman for new tour, album

(Newser) - Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is auditioning for a replacement for frontman Robert Plant, who won't be joining a reunion tour. Bass player John Paul Jones confirmed the band is planning a tour and a new album—both without Plant. There has been speculation about a Led Zeppelin reunion tour... More »

Phish Goes Back on Tour

Jam band will play three shows in Virginia in 2009; more to come

(Newser) - Phish is getting back together. The Vermont-bred jam band, which disbanded in 2004, is planning three dates next March in Hampton, Virginia. A notice posted on the band's website says Phish will play March 6-8 at the Hampton Coliseum and that more 2009 dates will be announced later. More »

Plant: No Zep Reunion Tour for Me

Singer 'keen to get on' with own projects

(Newser) - Robert Plant denies he ever planned to join a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, saying "it's been both frustrating and ridiculous" to hear such rumors, Billboard reports. Plant says he won't be touring with anyone for at least two years, but wishes guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and... More »

Plant Caves; Led Zep Will Tour

(Newser) - Rock legend Robert Plant has finally agreed to participate in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and late drummer John Bonham's son Jason, the Sun reports. His bandmates had been rehearsing with stand-in singers. More »

Spice Girls Cut Short Tour

Concerts kaput in four countries

(Newser) - Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Sydney will be spared the Spice Girls' reunion concert tour. The brief reunion of the all-girl group will really really end in Toronto February 26. The Spice Girls cited family commitments as the reason, but previous reports suggested lack of interest in some cities... More »

Page Hints at Led Zeppelin World Tour

Guitarist drops clues, but scheduling must await Plant's return

(Newser) - Lead guitarist Jimmy Page has dropped some serious hints that a Led Zeppelin world tour may be on its way. Promoting the band's Mothership album in Japan, Page said the successful reunion concert in London in December proves that they're ready for a tour, reports the Daily Telegraph. “There... More »

Led Zeppelin Outwits Scalpers

Strict new security in force at concert

(Newser) - Rock band Led Zeppelin performs in London tonight for the first time in 20 years and fans are pouring in from all over the world—including Brazil, Australia and the US. Some may be bitterly disappointed, however. Stringent new security arrangements designed to beat scalpers may stop some fans from... More »

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