Remember the days you spent in junior high locked in your room with friends listening to the bands of the early 2000s? You thought you were cool and edgy listening to girls and guys in heavy eyeliner and fringe bangs.
Lately we’ve been nostalgic for that era of music. Things looked like they were working in our favor when we thought My Chemical Romance was making a comeback, but, alas, it’s just a re-release of their Black Parade album. But, as luck would have it, some of our favorite groups are making a comeback. Blink 182 just announced a new album and tour. Good Charlotte just started putting out new music. Boys Like Girls announced a new tour this summer. It seems like it’s now or never for some of our favorite alt acts.
There are four other bands we’d love to see make a comeback.
My Chemical Romance
We’ll forgive them for getting our hopes up for 24 hours, if they just get back on the stage or in the studio. Fans were devastated when My Chemical Romance officially split back in 2013. The breakup was amicable, with the band all wanting to take time off for their separate projects, but the alternative scene has missed them ever since. After all, they were responsible for some of the best emo songs of the 2000s, like “Helena,” “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “I’m Not Okay.”
Bowling for Soup
Let’s be honest. If you don’t know all the words to Bowling For Soup’s hit single “1985” did you really live through 2004? The band was known for it’s catchy tunes and humorous persona, from their album covers to their videos. Although the group announced a farewell UK tour in 2013, they played shows in the UK in 2014 and 2015. Maybe that means an official comeback will still be in their future?
Despite Courtney Love’s public persona, her punk rock band Hole is one of the most successful female-fronted rock bands of all time. Hole albums like “Pretty on the Inside” and “Live Through This” have influenced the punk scene through the 90s up until today. The band has had its share of tragedies and lineup changes and there have been rumors the last few years (most fueled by Love herself) about a possible reunion and new album.
California rockers Smash Mouth had a smash hit with their song “All Star” in 1999. Of course, the song is probably best remembered from the opening scene in the original Shrek movie. The band is still together with most of its original members, and their last album was released in 2012. They’re due for a comeback.