Sometimes, musical comebacks simply don't turn out the way the band or fans imagined it.
Over the years, there have been occasions where many fans agree that it would have been better if the artists simply extended their break or ended it for good.
Here are six examples of comebacks that turned sour.
Guns N' Roses
Once the classic GN'R lineup broke up, Axl marched on with a roster of quality musicians, but zero hits to match the band's former glory. Over two decades of work, only one album, which paled in comparison to the classic stuff.
Led Zeppelin (1985)
In 1985, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones got the Zeppelin gang back on track for a Live Aid show with drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins, and bassist Paul Martinez. The show was not a good one, at all. The drummers didn't rehearse enough, Jimmy was struggling with an out-of-tune guitar, and Plant had voice issues.
In 2002, The Doors got back on track with Ian Astbury of The Cult on vocals. Mr. Astbury is a fine vocalist, but there's just no way The Doors can work without Jim Morrison...
Sex Pistols were over in 1979 with the death of Sid Vicious. But they got back on track in 1996 for a Filthy Lucre reunion tour. At least they didn't hide their motives...
After reaching their peak in 2001, Limp Bizkit were left without their guitarist Wes Borland. They stayed afloat with 2003's "Results May Vary," but even with Wes' return in 2004, they haven't released another album with notable hits or commercial success to this day.
'90s were a bit of a rough patch for Iron Maiden. Bruce Dickinson left the band in 1993, and was replaced by Blaze Bayley. The Bayley era lasted five years, resulting in two of the band's least acclaimed albums. Bruce was back in 1999, resulting in one of the greatest comeback albums of all time - the mighty "Brave New World."
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