Today In Reunions: Public Image Limited, The Bee Gees, And Other Bands Rise Again

• Reality-TV refugee John Lydon has announced that Public Image Limited has ceased its 17-year hiatus and will play a five-date reunion tour this winter, albeit without original members Jah Wobble and Keith Levene. Here’s hoping they at least get a TV appearance or two out of it. [Guardian]

• Robin Gibb used his appearance on the BBC’s cricket show Test Match Special to tout upcoming Bee Gees shows featuring him and his brother Barry; after Robin’s twin, Maurice, passed away in 2003 the brothers had said that they would not perform under the Bee Gees moniker again, but apparently the surviving Gibbs have “got through the breakwater of emotions” and will start performing live shortly. [BBC]

• The Stooges will bring Raw Power guitarist James Williamson back into the fold for a performance of that album in its entirety next May. [RS]

• Oh yeah, the new album by the reunited Phish is out today! [Amazon]

  • brasstax

    In fairness, Keith Levene hasn’t been a factor in PiL for a long, long time. Hadn’t expected he’d participate anyway.

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    I could be black/
    I could be white/

    “Uhhhhh …. you’re *white*.”

  • katles

    Hmm, new PiL guitarist Lu Edmunds played with Damned and Mekons, and drummer Bruce Smith with Slits and Pop Group. At least they’re oldies. I’d give this a shot. Where’s Granny on bongos?

  • AaronPoehler

    Lu Edmonds isn’t new, he played on “Happy?”

  • cheesebubble

    All of these reunions are useless. Unless John Lydon joins forces with Barry and Robin, taking dearly departed Maurice’s spot. DO IT!

  • katles

    @AaronPoehler: Aha, thank you.

  • neonvampyre

    too bad John McGeoch aint around for this. I would attend if they perform in LA. Lu Edmonds and bruce Smith both toured with PIL before.

  • ghd

    I like her song!