10 Classic Rock Bands We Wish Were Still Together

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The talent of a musical band and its members are often affected by their differences which leads to separation. Below are 10 Classic Rock Bands We Wish Were Still Together:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

October 20, 1977, the plane carrying the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd went down while flying over Amite County in Mississippi. The plane, which had run out of fuel, tried to make an emergency landing but crashed in a forest near Gillsburg. The consequence was the death of vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines.

Talking heads

The greatest exponents of art-rock released their last album in 1988. From that moment, the enmity began: David Byrne continued alone, while the rest of the members released another album without him. Byrne took legal action to prevent them from using the band’s name. They met on the occasion of their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, but it is not very likely that we will see them again. Drummer Chris Frantz was critical of Byrne in his latest biography.


They parted ways in late 2011 after three decades together in the music business. When they have been asked in subsequent interviews about their possible reunion, something that always happens, they have been very blunt with the answer. “It doesn’t make sense.” Michael Stipe said in an interview with on CBS.

The Smiths

Their career as a group was short, but the five years that they were active were enough for them to become legendary and their fans have been crying out for a reunion for decades. In 1987 Johnny Marr decided to leave the band due to certain disagreements, and it seems that they continue to this day, because they have rejected several offers to meet up. It seems difficult to see Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce on the same stage performing the songs that made them famous. The first two enjoy a very solid solo career, and they are also still immersed in a lawsuit derived from the copyright that is not resolved.

Sex Pistols

The musicians were fed up with managing their lives. After a bumpy tour in 1978, Rotten left the group and announced his separation after arguing that he felt ripped off and that it was all a sham.


The British group parted ways in 1998, after a long 30-year history. In 2007 there was a tour in which they recovered the classic line-up of the band, with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks. However, the former’s health problems prevent him from playing the drums properly. For this reason, the musician has even dared to propose that Genesis could return with his son Nic as a drummer.

Dire Straits

Since its dissolution, there was an ideal occasion for them to meet again. It was at his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, but Mark Knopfler did not appear, ignoring the award and his former teammates. Since their separation in 1995, the vocalist has been the most successful, playing some of the band’s most iconic songs live. 18 years of a career well deserve a reunion tour, we will be waiting to see if it happens sometimes.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s is one of the most iconic known misunderstandings in music, and judging from how it unfolds, it is highly unlikely that it will come to fruition. Bassist Roger Waters declared war on guitarist Dave Gilmour took this control of the name. Then there was a little rapprochement, and the two were seen with drummer Nick Manson at a concert in 2011 after Rick Wright’s death. Recently, the reissue of Animals has opened a new gulf between the members of the group.

Led Zeppelin

The year 1980 arrived and a cycle was closed: with the death of drummer John Bonham, one of the hard rock bands that marked the ’70s ended. There have been two reunions throughout history that have delighted the fans. fans. The first was fleeting, in 1985, when they appeared on Live Aid with Phil Collins on drums. It was in 2007 when they returned with a single concert in London that the luckiest could go to. Apparently, it is the vocalist Robert Plant who does not want to meet again, against the wishes of the rest.

The Beatles

It was a sum of legal and financial events, among others, which caused the separation. The group’s relationship was destroyed faster by arguments between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who aspired to be soloists.