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Dinosaur Jr. Roam Again

Indie rockers' original lineup reunites for TV show

March 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET

The original members of Dinosaur Jr. will reunite after fifteen years apart for their first national television appearance. The indie rockers will perform on CBS' The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on April 15th.

Vocalist/guitarist J Mascis and bassist Lou Barlow formed the band, originally called Dinosaur, in 1985 and were later joined by drummer Murph. Several seven-inches and two LPs on SST records followed before the rockers called it quits in 1989. Mascis would go on to record under the name, but without Barlow. Barlow turned to dual pursuits, Sebadoh and the Folk Implosion.

The first three Dinosaur Jr. albums -- Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug -- were reissued last week on Merge Records.

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