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The New Cars
Imagine the frustration of being a member of the Cars. You have this huge catalog of beloved songs, but frontman Ric Ocasek has absolutely no interest in reforming the band for a tour. In 2006, the group grew tired of waiting and brought in Todd Rundgren for a summer co-headlining tour with Blondie. It didn't go well. It ended prematurely when gutiarist Elliot Easton broke his collarbone, but by that point it was clear the public didn't want the New Cars. They wanted the old Cars. Their wish came true in 2011 when Ocasek changed his mind and returned for a new album and tour. The only problem was that Ocasek only agreed to play 10 theater dates and Lollapalooza. The whole thing was over in the blink of an eye, and now there seems to be no Cars – new or old.