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Posted on May 30, 2014 04:06 pm
For this week's traditional Wednesday Question we asked you guys to name the band reunion we need to see the most. Various types of reunions were taken into consideration, check out the final results below.
10. The Mars Volta
On hiatus since 2012 and officially inactive since early 2013, the Mars Volta left quite a legacy during 2000s, leaving fans yearning for more than six albums the group has delivered.
9. Led Zeppelin
The desire to have Led Zep back on track has been around for decades now. Fans are still hoping that the miracle might happen, and someday maybe it will. It seems like it's only a matter of persuading Robert Plant these days.
8. Porcupine Tree
On hiatus since 2010, Porcupine Tree gets the No. 8 spot based on your votes. Although the Tree is inactive, its leader Steven Wilson isn't. And thank God for than, otherwise we wouldn't have got our hands on "The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)," possibly the single best album of 2013.
7. Black Sabbath with Bill Ward
This one was heavily reported in the media, probably way more than it should've been. But at the end of the day, we'd all like to see Mr. Ward back behind the Sabbath battery kit. Oddly enough, that even includes Tony, Ozzy and Geezer.
Audioslave made quite an impact with their three records and six years on the music scene, earning them a No. 6 spot. Now in related news, we'll be doing an interview with Chris Cornell and Kim Thayl of Soundgarden soon and we were giving the UG community a chance to come up with a list of questions.
At the moment, the question of a potential Audioslave reunion is leading the vote, so we might have an update on the matter from the man himself. More info here.
5. Temple of the Dog
Strangely enough, the question of Temple of the Dog reunion is also among the more upvoted suggestions for the mentioned upcoming interview, overall making the work of Mr. Cornell greatly appreciated within the UG community.
4. System of a Down (album-wise)
Technically, SOAD are not broken up or on a hiatus. But the lack of progress (or any work for that matter) on the new album, singer Serj Tankian's distance from the rest of the guys and involvement with other projects, as well as recent jabs between band members kinda give away the impression that SOAD are in fact not an active band. Hopefully they'll get to right zone soon.
3. Pink Floyd
Without a question one of the most discussed and desired reunions of the music world, the return of Pink Floyd is constantly anticipated by fans. However, the return of the surviving members doesn't seem likely at the moment.
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers with John Frusciante
Not that anyone's saying Josh Klinghoffer is a bad guitarist, but the mark John Frusciante left on RHCP is truly a gigantic one. Therefore, the fact that fans want him back in the fold shouldn't really surprise you that much.
1. Rage Against the Machine
They're not formally broken-up or on a hiatus, but RATM aren't exactly the most active band in the world either. With no plans of writing and recording new material, they're semi-active at best. As you guys put it, "the world needs RATM more than ever."
Think someone else also deserves a spot on the list? Yes? No? Let us know below.