Years Apart: 16
How Much They Hate Each Other: These experimental pan-genre weirdos certainly broke up acrimoniously. "I crave healthy musical environments, where there is a genuine exchange of ideas without repressed envy or resentment, and where people in the band want to be there regardless of what public accolades may come their way," frontman Mike Patton told Rolling Stone in 2004, four years after their final show. "Unfortunately, Mr. Bungle was not one of those places." In the decade since, those bad feelings seem to have largely subsided — or are at least less often vented publicly.
How Much We Would Love to See the Reunion Happen: With most reunions, you know exactly what you're going to get. But no one ever knew what to expect from Bungle — their albums and especially their live shows contained surprises within surprises, each moment less predictable than the last. What a reunion could offer is anybody's guess.
Odds That It Will Happen: Patton has been dubious but not dismissive. "It certainly doesn't seem like it's on the tip of anyone's lips," he said in 2013. "But I could have said the same thing — and in fact, I did say the same thing — about Faith No More, and that happened. And I think it happened for the better." Bassist Trevor Dunn has been more skeptical of the possibilities, saying, "It would take a pant-load of money to make it happen…. I would prefer to let go of it, respectfully."