Faith No More The ridiculously fun genre-fusion masters of Faith No More have been tearing across Europe this past year but have yet to perform live in the U.S. Two band members have confirmed that another leg of the tour is on the horizon, with bassist Bill Gould bluntly stating on his Twitter: “In response to our concerned U.S. brethren…YES… we are now actively planning US dates.” No harm in being straightforward, especially when Mike Patton’s eccentric and mind-blowing vocal techniques still jump off the albums like they are barely a day old. The group hasn’t lost its sense of humor either; check out a short video of them covering “Poker Face” and try to imagine another band that could make you sing along.
Pulp This is where things get interesting/speculative. Earlier this year there was a rumor that the Jarvis Cocker-led band would be reuniting for Glastonbury 2010. Later that month, Cocker denied the rumors, saying that his words were twisted around. However, the group remains massively popular in the UK, and a performance at Glastonbury would seem to fit in with founder Michael Eavis’ promise to have one band from every previous year of the festival play the 40th anniversary (Pulp headlined in 1995). Cocker has kept busy with his critically-acclaimed solo album Further Complications, but it couldn’t hurt to hear Common People played on the Glastonbury farm one more time.
Led Zeppelin Slowly but surely, the pieces of the most anticipated rock’n’roll reunion of all time seem to be falling into place. Since teasing fans with their age-defying performance at the O2 Arena in 2007, the rumors have been continually swirling about a possible tour. Now, Robert Plant has stated an interest to play Glastonbury 2010. Though bassist John Paul Jones is busy with his side-project supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, their tour dates only go through the end of March.
Regardless of whether Jason Bonham can ever truly match his fathers fire and brimstone drumming, Jimmy Page hasn’t misplaced an ounce of his guitar pyrotechnics. At this point, the reunion is a slightly plausible pipe-dream, but with U2 already penciled in as one Glastonbury headliner it seems like a reunited Led Zeppelin could certainly fill a second slot, a headliner with historical significance still capable of chill-inducing performances.