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10 Bands That Need To Reunite In 2016

With Guns N’ Roses reuniting to kick off 2016, here is a list of 10 more bands that should reun

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Motley Crue

‘The Final Tour Part 2.’ KISS had their ‘farewell tour’ conclude in 2001 only to announce a comeback in late 2002, so why not the Crue?

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Screaming Trees

The Screaming Trees have been the one holdout when it comes to notable Seattle Grunge bands reuniting. With Barrett Martin revisiting his past with Mad Season in the last couple of years, why not call up with Conner brothers and Mark Lanegan to reunite The Screaming Trees?

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R.E.M.

While R.E.M. ended their careers gracefully, it has been a shame to no longer have Michael Stipe regularly releasing new music, so even if R.E.M. returned as a studio based band, like they were for their final album, it would be a real treat for fans.

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Jet

Jet became overnight stars in 2003 with Get Back, an album that was a throwback to raw rock and roll bands like AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. Jet also wrote great Beatlesque ballads like “Shine On,” the title track for their second album. The band released their third and final album Shaka Rock in 2009, and breaking up in 2009. The band definitely seemed to go away too soon, as they once seemed primed to be one of rock’s next great arena bands. Why not come back now, at a time when rock is desperate for great bands who aren’t over 40?

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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine’s 2007-2011 reunion ultimately did not ever result in a full tour, let alone a new album. The band largely paid high paying festival gigs, so it would be great to see the band do a real reunion with a new album and tour, especially in today’s changing political landscape.

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Audioslave

Audioslave’s Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford reunited at Chris Cornell’s birthday party in 2014, and Cornell and Morello also performed together a year ago, with Cornell openly stating in interviews that he would be open to a reunion.

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The Smiths

The offers have always been there for The Smiths to reunite for huge money. Maybe Morrissey could finally get festivals to stop selling meat if he was headlining them with The Smiths?

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Smashing Pumpkins’ original lineup

With Jimmy Chamberlin rejoining The Smashing Pumpkins last year, we’re halfway there!

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Oasis

This reunion seems inevitable. While the Gallagher brothers have not yet taken the big money offers, they are too ambitious to continue to turn down the chance to have one of the biggest U.K. tours in recent memory.

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Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page returned to the stage just a few months ago, and is eager to tour in 2016.

Top 95 Rock Songs Of 1995

As we close 2015, it was quite depressing putting together the ‘Top 10 Rock Songs Of 2015’ list. There just wasn’t a lot this year to get too excited about. But when it comes to 1995, it was easy to put together a Top 95 Rock Songs of 1995 list. Check out some of the greatest rock songs of 1995, in mostly random order (barring some of the top choices). Thanks to Alternative Nation reporter Greg Prato for contributing songs to this list.

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95. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Tearjerker”

94. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Jellybelly”

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93. Alice In Chains – “Over Now”

92. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Fuck You (An Ode To No One)

91. Mad Season – “Lifeless Dead”

90. Foo Fighters – “Floaty”

89. Filter – “Dose”

88. Sleater-Kinney – “Sold Out”

87. No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”

86. The Rentals – “Friends of P”

85. Silverchair – “Israel’s Son”

84. Radiohead – “My Iron Lung”

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83. Radiohead – “High and Dry”

82. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Porcelina of the Vast Oceans”

81. Alice In Chains – “Sludge Factory”

80. Mad Season – “I’m Above”

79. The Verve – “History”

78. Supersuckers – “Bad, Bad, Bad”

77. No Doubt – “Sunday Morning”

76. 311 – “Don’t Stay Home”

75. Primus – “Southbound Pachyderm”

74. Kyuss – “One Inch Man”

73. Morrissey – “The Boy Racer”

72. Mad Season – “Long Gone Day”

71. The Verve – “This Is Music”

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70. Truly – “Blue Flame Ford”

69. Soul Asylum – “Misery”

68. Everclear – “Santa Monica”

67. The Magnificent Bastards – “Mockingbird Girl”

66. Wilco – “Box Full of Letters”

65. Mudhoney – “1995”

64. Collective Soul – “The World I Know”

63. Collective Soul – “Smashing Young Man”

62. Sonic Youth – “The Diamond Sea”

61. Slash’s Snakepit – “Beggars & Hangers-On”

60. Local H – “Cynic”

59. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Warped”

58. Ben Folds Five – “Underground”

57. Ben Folds Five – “Jackson Cannery”

56. Ben Folds Five – “Where’s Summer B?”

55. Morphine – “Honey White”

54. Morphine – “Super Sex”

53. Faith No More – “Digging the Grave”

52. Mr. Bungle – “Chemical Marriage”

51. Faith No More – “Ricochet”

50. Mr. Bungle – “Carry Stress in the Jaw”

49. Faith No More – “Evidence”

48. Mr. Bungle – “Desert Search for Techno Allah”

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47. David Bowie – “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”

46. Meat Puppets – “Scum”

45. Morrissey – “Dagenham Dave”

44. Kyuss – “Hurricane”

43. Faith No More – “Cuckoo for Caca”

42. Meat Puppets – “Taste of the Sun”

41. Meat Puppets – “For Free”

40. Primus – “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”

39. 311 – “Down”

38. Primus – “Professor Nutbutter’s House of Treats”

37. Collective Soul – “December”

36. PJ Harvey – “Down by the Water”

35. Spacehog – “In the Meantime”

34. Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”

33. No Doubt – “Don’t Speak”

32. Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees”

31. Bender – “Headless Soldier”

30. Blind Melon – “2 X 4”

29. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Thirty-Three”

28. No Doubt – “Just a Girl”

27. Foo Fighters – “Exhausted”

26. Neil Young & Pearl Jam – “Peace & Love”

25. Mad Season – “I Don’t Know Anything”

24. Blind Melon – “Galaxie”

23. Radiohead – “Just”

22. Oasis – “Don’t Look Back In Anger”

21. Green Day – “Brain Stew”

20. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Zero”

19. Foo Fighters – “This Is A Call”

18. Silverchair – “Tomorrow”

17. Bender – “Rope”

16. Blind Melon – “Toes Across The Floor”

15. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Muzzle”

14. Mad Season – “Wake Up”

13. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

12. Alice In Chains – “Grind”

11. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Aeroplane”

10. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”

9. Filter – “Hey Man, Nice Shot”

8. Alice In Chains – “Again”

7. Foo Fighters – “I’ll Stick Around”

6. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “My Friends”

5. Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”

4. The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”

3. Alice In Chains – “Heaven Beside You”

2. Mad Season – “River of Deceit”

1. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight”

One Direction Singer Rips Noel Gallagher For Calling Band ‘C**ksuckers’

One Direction’s Liam Payne has laid into Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, The Daily Mirror reports.

Liam, 22, who was once a huge Oasis fan, accuses 48-year-old Noel of being two-faced after being pally with him on the same day he was bad-mouthing 1D last month.

Liam says: “The funny thing was, I met him the day the story came out.

“I didn’t know it was coming out, and he came up and said, ‘All right, mate? How are you doing?’ I was like, ‘Fine thanks, mate. Nice to meet you’.” That was on the same day that Noel was calling 1D “c***suckers”.

Liam says: “The next day I read the story and thought, ‘How sad is that?’ He completely dissed us. Nice to diss your fans, isn’t it?”

Liam says: “Oasis are great. I just wish sometimes they’d pipe down.

“There’s no point. He ripped off half the industry for no reason, and then loved Kanye West. I love Kanye West as much as the next man, but there’s no need to diss poor Adele.”

Speaking on Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist, Liam says: “It’s sad because they (Oasis) genuinely led me to a path of singing. That’s something they should be genuinely proud of.

“They don’t think before they speak. You never know who was a fan of your music. Especially when you were as big as they were. Do it with grace. Good old Noel, bless him.

“I had to have a moan about that at some point. I’m over it.”

Noel Gallagher Wants More Money To Reunite Oasis

Noel Gallagher has denied rumors that Oasis will headline Glastonbury as they ‘don’t pay enough.’

The former Oasis guitarist says if the band ever were to reunite, it wouldn’t be on the iconic Pyramid Stage.

Speaking to The Daily Star, he said: “I don’t know where the rumors keep coming from about Glastonbury.

“Would we ever do it? They don’t have enough money I’m afraid. That’s the bottom line, they just don’t pay enough.”

The Daily Star recently reported the latest Oasis reunion rumors, claiming that Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Gem Archer are in ‘serious talks’ to make a boatload of money with a series of UK arena shows in 2016.

The source said, “Other bands have reunited and had a fantastic pay day so it makes sense for everyone involved.”

“It has been discussed seriously – it’s only a matter of time.”

“It is looking so certain it is worth betting on for next year.”

However, approached for comment by NME a spokesperson for Liam Gallagher said that the rumors are “totally unfounded”. A request for comment from Noel’s camp has not received a reply at the time of writing.

When asked during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview if he and Liam were close when growing up in Manchester, Noel said: “When you are 10 and your brother is five it is a lifetime away and so I never hung out with any of his friends, but, yeah, we got on.

“You can gain some strength from being in a band with your brother when everyone else is a stranger, but as time goes on it becomes your Achilles heel because you know how to push each other’s buttons.

“On our day we were great. People are there now at my concerts that weren’t even born then and they are crying at Oasis songs. All all over the world people are still in massively in love with that band – and none more so than me.”

Noel Gallagher Wants Sons To Form Next Oasis

When asked if he would advise the brothers against starting a band together, Noel Gallagher recently said he would be thrilled if they did, and he wouldn’t have an issue with it at all: ”No because we were f***ing great. You know what I mean. I don’t know if you heard but we sold like 70 million f***ing albums. It (Oasis) was great but these things can’t go on forever can they.”

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Q Awards at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on Monday, he explained: ”The funny thing is that because I was never taught I can’t teach anyone because I just kind of magicked it up. So my lad has got a drum kit in his bedroom and a guitar, I don’t know what he’s trying to do f***ing at both of them at the same time or something. He’s also left-handed which is slightly annoying.

“My theory is that if we have musical instruments lying around the house then they will just pick them up. I don’t say guitar lessons today from three until quarter past. If they do it they do it and if they don’t they don’t.”

While Noel wants his children to follow in his footsteps, he admitted they don’t listen to his music.

He said: “They’re not listening to me that’s for sure. They listen to a lot of hip hop which is lightly annoying. They listen to what they’re mum listens to and she’s kind of urban as well. Hip hop hasn’t grown on me, to be honest.”

“My teenage daughter is f***ing cooler than anybody in that room today for sure. I don’t have any problems with her at the minute. The two lads they’ll be what teenagers in 10 years who knows where we’ll all be in 10 years.”

While Gallagher loves his children, he doesn’t want any more right now. “F**k no way! No, no, no. We’re getting a dog soon that’s enough.”

Ex-Bassist Says Oasis Was ‘Sex Pistols Meets Jesus & The Mary Chain’

Former Oasis bassist/rhythm guitarist Andy Bell discussed the band during a recent interview with Music Radar.

“Oasis definitely did change my life when I first heard them! [Bell later played bass and rhythm guitar in Oasis, 1999-2009.] They were like a breath of fresh air.

To put it into context, Ride were working on the third album, Carnival Of Light, and we were taking a bit of a break. We were starting to get a bit frayed at the edges and we were starting to pull in different directions musically, too.

“We were really shooting for a kind of West Coast Byrdsy California sound mixed with a little bit of Led Zeppelin and a little bit of classic rock. I think we were also subconsciously trying to make a cleaner record, because we’d stopped getting played on the radio… but then along comes Oasis sounding like the Jesus And Mary Chain meets the Sex Pistols and just completely blew everything out of the water!

“As we’re talking about guitars, I should just say that I think Noel’s really underrated as a lead guitar player. His playing is like a John Squire-y thing, but there’s a lot more muscle behind it. He kind of trademarked his own style, which has become something that everyone uses now – that massively overdriven sound with quite a lot of delay on it. [His playing] just sounded epic.”

Liam Gallagher Responds To Oasis Reunion Rumors

The Daily Star recently reported the latest Oasis reunion rumors, claiming that Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Gem Archer are in ‘serious talks’ to make a boatload of money with a series of UK arena shows in 2016.

The source said, “Other bands have reunited and had a fantastic pay day so it makes sense for everyone involved.”

“It has been discussed seriously – it’s only a matter of time.”

“It is looking so certain it is worth betting on for next year.”

However, approached for comment by NME a spokesperson for Liam Gallagher said that the rumors are “totally unfounded”. A request for comment from Noel’s camp has not received a reply at the time of writing.

When asked during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview if he and Liam were close when growing up in Manchester, Noel said: “When you are 10 and your brother is five it is a lifetime away and so I never hung out with any of his friends, but, yeah, we got on.

“You can gain some strength from being in a band with your brother when everyone else is a stranger, but as time goes on it becomes your Achilles heel because you know how to push each other’s buttons.

“On our day we were great. People are there now at my concerts that weren’t even born then and they are crying at Oasis songs. All all over the world people are still in massively in love with that band – and none more so than me.”

Oasis Reunion Is So Certain ‘It’s Worth Betting On’

The Daily Star has reported the latest Oasis reunion rumors, claiming that Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Gem Archer are in ‘serious talks’ to make a boatload of money with a series of UK arena shows in 2016.

The source says, “Other bands have reunited and had a fantastic pay day so it makes sense for everyone involved.”

“It has been discussed seriously – it’s only a matter of time.”

“It is looking so certain it is worth betting on for next year.”

Noel Gallagher was asked about the chances of an Oasis reunion during a July 2015 interview with the Irish Examiner.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, what would it be? 1 being the lowest? I don’t know, that’s it, that’s it. I am fully aware that the NME have made a big deal about that, because they have fuck all else to write about. What can I say?”

When asked if he’ll seccumb to the pressure of his brother Liam and Paul McCartney trying to get him to reunite Oasis, Noel didn’t seem to care what McCartney thought.

“I don’t give a fuck about what anybody called Paul has to say about anything,” quips Gallagher, adding that he’s really tired of the question.

When asked during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview if he and Liam were close when growing up in Manchester, Noel said: “When you are 10 and your brother is five it is a lifetime away and so I never hung out with any of his friends, but, yeah, we got on.

“You can gain some strength from being in a band with your brother when everyone else is a stranger, but as time goes on it becomes your Achilles heel because you know how to push each other’s buttons.

“On our day we were great. People are there now at my concerts that weren’t even born then and they are crying at Oasis songs. All all over the world people are still in massively in love with that band – and none more so than me.”

Noel Gallagher Has A Stalker: ‘She Isn’t Attractive’

Noel Gallagher recently discussed Oasis performing at Manchester’s Maine Road in 1996.

Speaking about the occasion to TalkSport, Gallagher said: “I was thinking: ‘I definitely want a chimp after this, and a top hat and a mirror Rolls-Royce and a couple of stalkers.'”

He then went on to reveal how he has actually experienced trouble with stalkers in the past. “I have had a stalker, yes,” he said, adding: “She’s German, actually.”

Noel continued: “She’s a proper lunatic. Breaking into hotels and stuff, shouting underneath the door, as I’m calling my security guard saying, ‘Get this head case out of here!’ and she’s like, ‘I know you’re in there!'”

The former Oasis guitarist continued to describe the individual as “not the most attractive woman” but that it “wouldn’t change anything” if she was.

Noel Gallagher was asked about the chances of an Oasis reunion during a recent interview with the Irish Examiner.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, what would it be? 1 being the lowest? I don’t know, that’s it, that’s it. I am fully aware that the NME have made a big deal about that, because they have fuck all else to write about. What can I say?”

When asked if he’ll seccumb to the pressure of his brother Liam and Paul McCartney trying to get him to reunite Oasis, Noel didn’t seem to care what McCartney thought.

“I don’t give a fuck about what anybody called Paul has to say about anything,” quips Gallagher, adding that he’s really tired of the question.