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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Bands You Want to Reunite Right Now

Your picks include the Smiths, Pink Floyd and White Stripes

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The reunion tour has been a rock & roll staple ever since Traffic got back together in 1970. Solo projects fail, funds dwindle and suddenly, the petty issues that broke up your band no longer seem so important. The bands that have split and reformed are too numerous to list, and this summer, Outkast and the Replacements will be added to it.

We figured this was a good time to ask our readers which bands they want to see reunite next. Click through to see the results. 


Pink Floyd

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3. Pink Floyd

First off, the death of Richard Wright made a full reunion of the classic Pink Floyd lineup impossible. That said, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason could still tour as Pink Floyd and fill every stadium in the country 10 times over. They did all share the stage at a Roger Waters gig in London in 2011, but it's easy to imagine that being the last time it ever happens, because David Gilmour simply has no interest. He's made this clear over and over, and he's got so much money that nobody can force him to do anything. He didn't even want to tour as Pink Floyd without Roger Waters after 1994.

Roger Waters has been carrying the Floyd banner for the past decade, though word is that Gilmour is gearing up for a new album and possible tour this year. These solo gigs are as close as you're likely to get to Pink Floyd ever again. 

Guns N Roses

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2. Guns N’ Roses

A group called Guns N' Roses has been touring for the past 13 years. That's longer than the old group managed to last, but many fans just aren't willing to accept a Guns N' Roses without Slash and Duff, let alone Steven and Izzy.

A reunion tour would be greeted like the second coming of Christ, but it's a tricky proposition. Axl Rose is a pretty unforgiving man. He trashes Slash at every opportunity, even calling him a "cancer." He's willing to occasionally play a song or two with Duff and Izzy, but that's where he draws the line. Maybe someday a promoter will pull up to his house with a dumptruck full of money and he'll cave, but that's doubtful. Maybe it's for the best. Some things are best left a memory. 

Led Zeppelin

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1. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show at London's 02 Arena wasn't intended to be a cruel tease for their fans, but that's ultimately what it became. The group spent months rehearsing, eventually perfecting a two-hour show that was simply spectacular. Tickets were virtually impossible to come across, but fans assumed they'd at least do a few more gigs. Why else would they put so much work into it? Even Cream did seven shows, and those guys absolutely hate each other.

Sadly, the reunion began and ended that night in London. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were dying to keep things going, but Robert Plant had other plans. His collaborative album with Allison Krauss was blowing up at the time, finally earning him critical raves and huge album sales outside of Zeppelin. Rumors circulate every year or two that Zeppelin are on the verge of doing more shows, but don't believe them. Robert Plant says he's done and there's no reason to think he's bluffing. 

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