The Summer of Musical Reunions ...


The Summer of Musical Reunions ...
The Summer of Musical Reunions ...

First there was the Police, and now we're getting a little more updated with our band reunions. You've heard the Spice Girls rumors, but there are even more musical folk getting back together.

First up, No Doubt. Celebrity Babylon caught the foursome at a studio in L.A. on June 21.

"When we stumbled upon the secret session, CB saw Gwen first, "Oh wait," she told us, "just a sec..." She came out with her three bandmates and said she wanted everyone in the picture, not just her."

The album could be ready by Fall 2008.

Smashing Pumpkins are also back in the game, releasing four different versions of its new album "Zeitgeist", due out July 17. It looks like the Pumpkins are getting all sell-out on us, though.

"Albums sold at Best Buy stores include the bonus track 'Death From Above' while those sold at Target will feature the song 'Zeitgeist'. Additionally, the iTunes version of the album has a bonus track entitled 'Stellar'."

I have to admit, this is the one I'm most excited about. I once followed four tour buses after a concert in hopes of meeting the Pumpkins at their hotel. (I know, give me a break, I was 16.) We ended up following Ben Harper and all of his innocent criminals to Burger King instead. If I had known then what I know now, I would have stayed to have a Whopper with him, but I was hell-bent on finding Billy Corgan. Unfortunately, we followed Alana Davis and Blues Traveler, and when we finally caught the Pumpkins bus, we ran out of gas. So it goes.

And this last one is not so much reunion, as beefing up the tour schedule. The Cure has announced a full fall US tour, and it's going to be the real deal:

"Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Robert Smith, the Cure line-up comprises longtime members bass player Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and, back in the band for a third time, guitarist Porl Thompson."

Source: Celebrity Babylon, NME, AOL

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