Wednesday Question: Which Artists Should Make A Comeback?

After a year of high-profile reformations, it's time to ask you which acts should make a comeback. Place your nominations and votes here.

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2012 will eventually be seen as the year of reformations. Black Sabbath, At The Drive-In, Refused, Blue Oyster Cult, Hundred Reasons... the list goes on.

But there's plenty of awesome historic acts who really ought to reunite for the greater good of music. There are hundreds of bands to pick from, but who?

This week we're asking you to answer:

Which artists should make a comeback?

You can pick any artist from any genre, and you're welcome to have fun with it (hell, we know you will). You could also nominate an act that hasn't formally split up, but perhaps has been dormant for a bit longer than you'd like. Don't worry if the band have insisted they'll never reform in interviews - musicians like to change their mind.

There's just one rule: they have to be alive, and in a position to reunite for real (so the majority of the lineup should still be alive).

Maybe you're one of the believers who think The Smiths should reform. Maybe you wish Beck would release some proper new material. Maybe you think Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd could have one last gig in them. And damn, there better be a Fugazi nomination out there!

Post your nominations in the comments, and upvote any posts you agree with. We'll stack up the results and post them on Friday. Thanks!

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    Temple of the Dog
    So, get PJ, Soundgarden, and RATM to tour together... You'd have PJ, Soundgarden, RATM, Audioslave, and TotD togehter. Poor Chris!
    Not split up, but I think we all agree that System of a Down needs to write another album already.
    I don't think Serj has his heart in SOAD at the moment... nor will he ever sound as powerful as on Toxicity, so maybe they better let rest the legacy of System.
    Toxicity is awesome.. but over-rated as hell.. and yes, Serj IS STILL POWERFUL
    Not what I meant. He doesn't scream the way he did on Toxicity. Hasn't done that on Mezmerize/Hypnotize either and I doubt he will ever do that again. Of course, his voice itself is still very good and powerful enough for whatever he does right now. But have you heard him singing Prisong Song nowadays? Awful.
    i like his voice more now, never was a huge fan of toxicity. i finally came around when i heard byob then started liking toxicity, i was just so sick of chop suey and aerials at the time it came out bc thats all you would hear on the radio. was always a fan of their 1st album though
    let me rephrase that, i finally started really liking SOAD when i heard byob then went back and started listening to toxicity.
    The Raconteurs The Black Crowes Temple of the Dog
    I recall a thread not too long ago discussing Pearl Jam and Soundgarden touring together, and then doing some Temple of the Dog as the encore. I would SO be there for that.
    Neutral Milk Hotel and People In Planes. They're the only bands I'm really hoping they reunite
    Just FYI, they already are since 2007.
    I think he is saying that Rage should make a new comeback album; although they most likely will within the next couple of years.
    No, they have to wait for a republican president in 2016.
    Nope. Tom Morello has stated numerous times that he doesn't like, nor does he support Obama. He admits that he "drank some of the kool-aid back in 2008" but has since realized that Obama is no different of a president than any of the previous ones. They can write a new album now.
    Rage against the machine got their "rage" on during the Clinton years...Yes, the most political band of the decade was pissed during the greatest economic expansion in U.S history under a fairly liberal president. If they can be pissed at Bubba they can sure as hell be pissed at Obama.
    I hate getting into political discussions, but I'm tired of hearing credit given or taken for the economic expansion of the early/mid Nineties. Hell, with the introduction and rise of the Internet & all of the new businesses and industries it helped launch, I could have been president and the economy would have done just as well.
    Fine UG, if you insist, I'll pick Fugazi.
    Absolutely what I wanted to see when I clicked this article.
    Of course Fugazi should reunite. Can you name any other bands who you could see perform at a pizza parlour. I would also like to see Mercyful fate reunite, if only to see their live show. And it would be a good idea to get the Smiths to reunite as well, considering that Morissey claims to be retiring from music in a couple years. Also, i'm sure somebody could manage to have fun with the name for a Smith's reunion show. like 'The return of the Charming men' or 'How Soon will they reunite' or 'There is a show that will sell out'. I'll admit that my ideas are terrible, but i'm sure someone could make it work.
    The White Stripes played bowling alleys and busses.The White Stripes are my favoritee band So I'm going to go ahead and vote for them, even though it just wouldn't be the same....
    I can name bands I've seen at pizza parlors before, I don't think Fugazi would be one at this point though.
    I was just using the pizza parlors thing as an example. Even when Fugazi where at their peak in popularity they still played small venues. Tickets to see their shows where five dollars and you got a good meal while you saw them. Hard to beat a show like that.
    right on man, it's just funny you mentioned pizza parlor bc as a matter of fact theres a local pizza place where i live that has good punk shows.
    Cool, the only place in my town where guys can play is a coffeeshop, and the only guys that play there play folk music.
    that sucks, i like folk music but its so easy to be terrible at it. before i moved i was in a similar situation. all we had was a seafood restaurant where college kids would play BAD folk music and sublime covers.
    Mudvayne. I'd rather have them than HellYeah.
    My vote is for Nirvana...
    the only reason i dont find this funny is because i can actually see those *****s at Coachella use a kurt cobain hologram. i really hope that never happens..
    If it were possible, I'd say Pantera. Since it's not, I say Pink Floyd
    I like how you consider Pink Floyd more possible than Pantera, considering both have dead members/members who refuse to regroup.
    Floyd has the integral members in Gilmour and Waters and could theoretically put a three or four piece together to do some Floyd. Pantera would be a bit trickier without Dime as his tone, playing and presence was the defining factor of the band. I've heard from a few radio interviews over the years that Vinnie has pretty much ruled out just about anything pertaining to a Pantera reunion without Dime. It's kind of like Sublime replacing Brad with Rome after all these years, it's good and all, but it's not Sublime without Brad the same as it's not Pantera without Dime
    Pantera with numerous special guest guitarists? It could work. Too many people were influenced by the dime, and know his style all too well. 'twould be a good tribute tour for the 10 year anniversary of his passing.
    Sonic Youth The Smiths Smashing Pumpkins (The line up with Jimmy, Billy, Darcy and James) Talking Heads The Organ
    Nero Galon
    I agree of Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins. Although, I doubt Darcy will ever be coming back... Shes in a proper state :L
    Bad Brain
    Dead Kennedys with Jello.
    I wish I could up-vote you many more than just once! This didn't even occur to me, but hells yeah! We could surely use some DK right about now.
    I would have loved to see The White Stripes live! I saw Jack White, but it just wasn't the same!
    I was dissappointed Racounteurs and the Dead Weather came up so many times before The White Stipes
    I wish Jimmy Page would have a solo career comeback and go on tour with new material. I'd travel anywhere to see his shows. Loved his outrider album, the Page with black crows tour in the 90's was awesome, walking into clarkesdale was awesome, so was Page/Coverdale...everything he does is awesome. Its such a shame he has been so quiet all these years.
    I read in Classic Rock that this indeed will happen in the not too distant future, so we could be in luck.
    He was on Later with Jools Holland last night for an interview sort of plugging the dvd of the 2007 Led Zep gig. Could be gearing up for new stuff too?
    The Smiths definitely
    Original GnR.. without Axl, that guy cant sing anymore..
    I'd quite like to see Ritchie Blackmore back with Deep Purple.
    Yeah, too bad they'd have to look for someone to fill in Jon Lord's place.
    That's what I was going to put!!! Painful it will never happen. All I have on my ipod are songs by the Smiths!!!
    The Replacements
    Tommy and Paul did reunite to record a few songs a few months ago to benefit Slim Dunlap who is in the hospital. Chris Mars didn't want to join, but Westerberg was apparently more open to a full reunion then than he ever has been.
    nice! last i heard westerberg was doing soundtracks or scores for kids' movies dont quote me on that one though
    He did do the soundtrack for the animated film "Open Season" in 2006. Don't be quick to judge though - it's actually a great soundtrack and if you're a fan of any of his solo work I highly recommend checking it out
    RAGE AGINST THE MACHINE. Every couple of months there's an article on UG about rumors of a new album. Stop teasin, you know we want it bad
    Emperor should make a new album
    Yes please. Listening to them always inspires me to try new things. "Towards the Pantheon" from Live Inferno always brings chills to my spine.
    dave grohl, he hasn't done much lately.
    yes he has...haven't you heard? foo fighters and them crooked vultures are already starting on new material and he's been busy working on SoundCity.
    Read your statement. Read the comment that your statement replies to. Laugh at yourself and realize the first comment was a joke.
    TCV The Dead Weather RATM Mikel123: Jimmy Page is planning new album and tour next year. I know he has been saying that for years but people that know him are saying he has been working heavily on it-Celebration Day has inspired him a lot.
    The Smiths Led Zeppelin RATM Alexisonfire Soundgarden NIN Emerson Lake & Palmer (if their ego's will allow it) Pink Floyd King Crimson Dire Straits