GOOD REASONS TO GET YOUR BAND BACK TOGETHER:
- You realize how much your songs mean to the fans who made you famous in the first place.
- You get over yourself, decide you really were a jerk to your bandmates all those years and want to mend some friendships.
- You need the money. It's okay to do it for the money, especially if you promise not to blow it all this time.
WORST REASON TO GET YOUR BAND BACK TOGETHER:
- You're out to "prove the haters wrong." Revenge on imagined enemies is not a long-term business model.
Creed just got back together. This should be interesting. Details on their anger and resentment at MTV News.
James Barber has written about music and movies for Slate, Blender, Good and AlltheMusicNews.com. He is also a record producer, band manager and was an A&R guy at Geffen/DGC Records. He has never been a celebrity chef in Canada, even though he gets a lot of internet fan mail for that guy.