Sunday, February 8, 2009

2009 is the new 1999!

Yes! Like Meatloaf and Celine Dion, it's all coming back to me now. In a move that happens more or less every year now, some very kick-ass bands have decided to reunite to tour the world and/or make a new album. The interesting twist to this years' batch of Bands Reunited is that they were all hugely popular when your pal El Rey was about 20 pounds lighter and copping his first feelsky on the opposite sex.
So naturally, I am on pins and needles to see if these reunions have what it takes to go the distance, or if they are going to crash and burn faster than the Led Zeppelin reunion.
The biggest bands getting back together out of this bunch are, of course:

Chumbawumba, 4 Non Blondes, and Right Said Fred.

Hell yeah,right?

Just fucking with you guys. Maybe.

The ACTUAL bands to watch this year will be Blink-182 and No Doubt, with a couple minor bands like Third Eye Blind and Superdrag throwing their hats in the ring as well.
Can Blink co-exist? That is a damn good question considering that for the larger part of 5 years Tom Delonge has had his head stuck up his ass, Travis Barker almost died, and Mark Hoppus has a successful producing/internet radio career going on. But these guys were friends for a long time before they threw in the towel, so who knows? Maybe it will all work out. What I DO know is that my dork gets a tingly sensation just thinking about some new music from these guys, so we've got that going for us.
And can I get a "Hell Yeah!" to Gwen Stefani giving up her retardedly shitty solo career to go back to the band that put her on the map? Fuck! Her solo career was so bad that every time "The Sweet Escape" would come on the radio, I'd get a raging pain in my stomach and have to drop deuce. So thank you to No Doubt, your reunion will, if nothing else, save my wallet and ass the expense of Preparation H.

Just as a conversation starter, who else do you guys think should reunite from the Class of 1999?
And if you say Limp Bizkit, you are deader to me than Fredo was to Michael Corleone.

El Rey

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