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Led Zeppelin to Re-Release First Three Albums, Each With Bonus Disc

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Some new Zeppelin product comes your way on June 3, when Atlantic/Swan Song re-releases the first three albums in deluxe editions, each with its own bonus disc of unreleased material. Continue reading

Connecticut Music Fans: The Hartford Courant Needs You!

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Led Zeppelin in Chicago, 1975. (Wikimedia Commons.)

Led Zeppelin in Chicago, 1975. (Wikimedia Commons.)

Did you see Elvis Presley at the Hartford Civic Center in 1976? Did you skip Woodstock to catch Led Zeppelin at the Oakdale in 1969? Catch Pink Floyd in Waterbury in ’73 on the Dark Side of the Moon Tour? Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk Tour in New Haven in 1979?

Well, I want to hear from you.

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Five Bands That Won’t Be Reuniting

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Post-hardcore band At the Drive-In reunites after 11 years apart to play this year’s Coachella festival in April.

Reuniting is definitely the new breaking up.

The past few years have seen a steady stream of defunct bands getting back together, from obscure groups like Slint, the Louisville post-rock band that opened the Pitchfork Festival in 2007; to huge bands like Phish, which ended a five-year hiatus in 2009.

Just last week, Van Halen trumpeted a tour with original singer David Lee Roth. And with the release yesterday of this year’s Coachella lineup, we learned that two more seminal  bands — At the Drive-In and Refused — are reuniting, in part to play the festival, which happens this year on successive weekends in April in Indio, Calif.

At the Drive-In, considered among the most influential “post-hardcore” bands, broke up in 2001 after 8 years together, spawning spin-off bands the Mars Volta  and Sparta. Refused, a Swedish hardcore band, split in 1998 after seven years together, and in typical hardcore fashion, announced the breakup with an earnest and fiery (if not exactly succinct) screed on their website.

Reunions have come to seem inevitable: just wait five years, and as long as (most of) the members are still alive, they’ll hit the road. There’s even speculation that Axl Rose and Slash will patch things up enough when Guns N’ Roses is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to tour again, resulting in a gigantic payday.

Money, of course, is one of the biggest reasons bands get back together, but even a huge pile of cash isn’t enough motivation for some musicians. Here, after the jump, are five groups that are unlikely to get back together, no matter how much money is at stake:

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