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Beyond Buffalo Springfield: A History Of Short-Lived Reunions

Not all band reunions last – Here's a look at some that seemed to be over before they began

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The Fugees

Break-Up: The Fugees spent five years struggling to break big, only to implode almost immediately after becoming superstars. Looking back, it was pretty inevitable. Wyclef Jean was dating Lauryn Hill, but he was also seriously involved with another woman while they were together. At the same time, Hill felt that she wasn't getting enough credit for her contributions to the band. Pras felt the same way. They split in 1997, about a year after The Score hit shelves.

Reunion: Much to the surprise of pretty much everybody, the group reformed in September 2004 to play Dave Chapelle's Block Party in Brooklyn. The following year they launched a European tour, and even released the new single "Take It Easy." 

Duration: A little over a year, with large gaps of inactivity within that. Everyone hated the new single, and Lauryn caused tremendous tension by pulling an Axl on the tour and repeatedly coming out late. To the surprise of nobody, they pulled the plug in early 2006. 

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