Bands Making A Comeback

Popular Bands Coming Back

October 18, 2016
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We all know those bands that were just the most popular, were on your top 5 songs on your playlist back in highschool, and you just can't get enough of them even after they break up or go to rehab. Not that I am complaining, but this year marks a big comeback for many bands who fell of the band wagon only to hop back on and begin touring again. Some having differentiating opinions on whether the bands music is as good as it was before, and others no matter what quality the album came out in would like it because they were "that band". 

 

#1. Guns N Roses: 

Axl Rose and Slash BFFS again? Probably not, but enough to make music and conquer rock n roll together. Not only headlined Coachella this year, but came to San Diego. Still selling out arenas and festivals and living the life. The classic lineup consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Their international success obviously mind blowing, their comeback being a HUGE thing for fans. I was like "Cool.. My mom is probably stoked, and I can sing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' like they do in Step Brothers".. plus I was pretty pumped. A small hiatus being nothing new to the band, this probably came as no surprise to those who have followed them since the 80s. Happy to see them doing the damn thing. 

 

#1 squared. blink-182: 

Let's take moment to think about Tom completely losing his mind, and his "UFO" sitings that could potentially mean that he dropped too much acid in the 90s. Now.. The band currently consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. Founded by Hoppus, the band was pretty kickass during my entire childhood. Not one album dissapointed me to the point of no return (obviously my opinion). But after a long awaited dry spell and the on and off again reformation starting in 2004, the band comes out with "California". I was personally tottaly okay with this, because not only do I live in California but the band started a new tour on my 23rd birthday. And like everbody knows, "Nobody likes you when you're 23". And by no means did they stop doing their thing, but they definitely fell off of my radar. 

 

 

#1 to the third power. Red Hot Chili Pepper:

OMG!! er mer gerd.. I just feel like they were gone for too long. That rock funk jam mixed with punk rock and psychedlic rock? There are just too many good genres in the mix, and I am pretty sure there is nothing Red Hot Chili Peppers can't make. Just throwing it out there. I was suppsoed to see them in Los Angeles, and they cancelled their show because someone had a stomach ache (or just got too messed up). Although  Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist Anthony Kiedis and Flea on the bass, longtime drummer Chad Smith; and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer who replaced John Frusciante. guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on the second and third albums by the band, Freaky Styley and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, but he died from a heroin overdose in 1988. Flea looks like he's out the door pretty soon, but maybe he's cleaned up his act. Either way, I love them! 

#2. Green Day: 

Selling over 75 million records worldwide with five Grammy Awards, the band will never and has never truly been irrelevant. But.. Green Day wasn't as hyped as it was in prior years as they are now. They had a decline in success at 1997, and the group released an album under the name Foxboro Hot Tubs for a while. If you were one of the lucky ones to see their second alias live, you are my spirit animal.