I have a theory that classic British bands from the 80s and 90s are reuniting just to shut the NME up about pending reunions. I think this is actually a ploy by the NME to force bands to reunite. And I fully support it.
This week the NME reports that My Bloody Valentine will in fact reunite for at least three shows next year. This, after months (and years) of speculation that MBV leader Kevin Shields has been pondering a reunion. The NME, of course, ran every utterance of possibility as front page news and now it’s come true.
As annoying as this kind of reporting is, I have to say I am impressed by the NME’s track record. In the last year or so, they’ve predicted (correctly) the pending reunions of:
We’re still waiting for the Stone Roses and the Smiths to reunite but who else has the NME picked correctly and who else would you like to see them set their sights on?
Previously: The Verve Reunite After Nearly a Decade.