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Readers’ Poll: 10 Artists Who Should Make A Comeback

Your picks include David Bowie, Beck, OutKast and Oasis

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It's a good time for comebacks. Fiona Apple recently sold out her first tour in years, DMX returned to the stage after a long absence brought on by his legal issues, D'Angelo is back on the road after more than a decade as a recluse and Leonard Cohen just put out his first album of new material in eight years. On top of that, bands from At the Drive-In and Pulp to Van Halen and Phish are playing shows again. We asked you which defunct bands and missing-in-action artists you'd like to see make a comeback. Click through to see your picks.

– By Matthew Perpetua

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2. Led Zeppelin

For anyone born too late to catch Led Zeppelin in concert, watching old live footage of the band can be a painful and bittersweet experience. The group have reformed on a few occasions since drummer John Bonham died in 1980, and Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have toured together, but Plant is dead-set against ever launching a full-on Led Zep reunion. Looking back, it's easy to see why they'd be reluctant to do it without Bonham – he's one of the best rock drummers of all time, and utterly crucial to their sound. Anything less wouldn't be good enough.

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1. David Bowie

David Bowie has essentially been a rock recluse since he finished touring in support of his Reality album in 2004. The rocker has dealt with major health problems in the time since, but he still makes occasional public appearances. There's a good chance Bowie may have quietly retired from show business, but it's just as likely he's waiting for just the right moment to emerge with new music. Only time will tell.

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