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10 Bands That Reunited After Vowing They Wouldn’t

It was with great joy that we learned yesterday that Roxy Music really is reuniting… with Brian Eno! Although Bryan Ferry and co. had been working on new material and racking up tour dates for quite a while, and there had been talk about Eno contributing, we finally got a release date for the record: Bryan Ferry’s Olympia , which also features Roxy members Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay, will come out October 25 via Virgin. Flea, who is in just about every band at this point, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, and Nile Rodgers of Chic will appear on the album, which also boasts guest spots by Scissor Sisters, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, and Primal Scream’s Mani. Not too shabby!

For glam-rock fans, this is especially notable because Eno’s departure was the result of a major feud with Ferry. We never thought we’d see them together again, but stranger things have happened. While holdouts still abound (The Smiths, for one), even bands that promised they’d never reunite are touring and recording again. After the jump, 10 bands that claimed they were done for good, only to return months, years, or decades later — with varying results. Watch the reunion videos and tell us which reunions you think were and weren’t mistakes after the jump.

The Eagles
The Eagles may be known as a legendary soft-rock band, but there was nothing gentle or caring about inter-group relations around the time of their breakup in 1980, with Glenn Frey and Don Felder at each other’s throats. Don Henley was fond of saying they would reunite “when hell freezes over.” But the divas got their egos in check 14 years later, releasing a live album called (what else?) Hell Freezes Over. Unsurprisingly, troubles bubbled up again and The Eagles fired Felder in 2001. Then he sued them. The two parties settled out of court.

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