Just like any relationship people have altercations, they lose their ability to communicate with each other or they just do not get along. These are all scenarios for a classical breakup and it is no different for bands or groups. There are artistic of personality differences or they just feel it is time to go their own way and so group split up. It has happened to the most obscure groups to the supergroups.
Bands who reunited after they had split up
Guns N’ Roses
This band that originated from Los Angeles formed in 1985 from which arose the legendary Axl Rose and Slash (Saul Hudson).
They produced hits such as “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Welcome to the Jungle” and “November Rain” they were a force that exploded onto the hard rock/heavy metal scene dominating most of the 1980’s.Due to some band members not getting along so well the band split up in July 1993 and remained that way until 2016 when Guns ‘N Roses reunited to do a surprise L.A. Club show tour.
The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead formed in Palo Alto, California in 1965, this rock band was known for the rock experimentation, psychedelia and their unique electric style music.
1994 saw the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the group has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. In 1995 the lead band member Gerry Garcia who had suffered from diabetes died of a heart attack and the band split. Some of its members still played at various gigs together but not the entire group until January 2015 when they did their Reunion tour.
This English rock band was founded in 1965 and gave us hits such as “Substitute”, “Happy Jack” and “Pinball Wizzard”. They split in 1982 when Pete Townsend decided he had enough of the touring although the band did on occasion appear together for various performances.
They got back together in 1989 for the “25th Anniversary Tour” and they seem split again only to resume normal touring in 1996 up until 2002 when the plans for their latest album were put on hold due to the death of John Entwistle.
The Police brought in a new era of New Wave, Reggae, Pop/Reggae Rock and post-punk. Arising in 1977 this band burst onto the scene with their debut Album “Outlandos d’Amour”. With lead singer the iconic Sting and one of their most famous songs “Message in a Bottle”.
They disbanded in 1986 and Sting went on to have a solo career until 2007 when the group got back together with the “Police Reunion Tour”.