Comment: Bands shouldn't be criticised for reforming
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Last year, The Stone Roses announced their return to the world stage with a host of festival appearances, reigniting the well-worn debate about whether bands should reform. For me, there is nothing wrong with the prospect of any band reforming. The fact that the host of big name comebacks in the last five years have been mostly met with praise from fans upon their return suggests bands can, and should, reform. Festivals have been dominated in recent years by reforming bands – such as The Libertines, Blur and Blink-182 – and on the whole, fans have appreciated the chance to see their heroes perform live again. Artists such as these have gained huge followings after their respective breakups and as such their reformations have allowed legions of young people to see their favourite bands when they would otherwise have been confined to YouTube clips of yesteryear.
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