Rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen and his band's original lead singer, David Lee Roth, have spent the better part of 20 years bad-mouthing each over their bitter split in the mid-1980s. Yet last month, the band Van Halen posted a message on its Web site indicating that it would reunite with the flamboyant Roth this year for a 40-city tour.
As the concert industry revs up for the 2007 touring season, some of the greatest passion, among both fans and concert promoters, is reserved for bands that haven't been heard in live performance in years, if not decades. Comebacks or reunions have been announced by acts as disparate as Van Halen, the Police, Rage Against the Machine and a slew of smaller names. Genesis is also expected to mount a tour.
Something is definitely in the air, even the Anglicans and the Catholics are pondering getting back together.