Ringo Starr says that the Beatles may have reunited by now had they all survived.
The 72-year-old musician and his former bandmate Paul McCartney have both gone on to have successful music careers since the band split in 1970, but Ringo likes to think all four original members would have got back together for a tour if they were all alive now. John Lennon was shot by a fan in New York in 1980, while George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.
When asked the "crazy question" on whether they would reunite in the present day, Ringo said, "I'd like to think, yes, we would. Paul still goes out with his band, I go out with mine and John would have probably been going out with his. George was not big on touring so I'm not sure about him. But who knows... it could have come together."
Wyclef Jean says the "door is always open" to making a new Fugees record.
The singer and producer would like to reunite with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel to follow up their second album The Score, which sold over 10 million copies when released in 1996.
Speaking about a line in his new track, "Hip Hop," where he says he misses currently inactive rap group Outkast, he told Rolling Stone magazine, "What if Outkast did get back together? It's like how people always ask for a new Fugees album. I'm a fan, too. With me, the door is always open to do a Fugees record."
While Wyclef is in the position to reunite the groundbreaking group Lauryn faces difficulties, as she is set to start a three month jail sentence for failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes next month. Despite her issues, Wyclef is confident they won't affect her, adding, "When she gets out, she'll get her stuff straight and put that past her. Everybody has tax problems - it's how you get past it. Lauryn will come back stronger."
Kelly Rowland says Destiny's Child could make another album together.
The 32-year-old singer reunited with her former bandmates during Beyonce's half-time Super Bowl show in February and Kelly insists there's a chance they could work together again on new music in the future. When quizzed about the possibility of another record at Elle's Women in Music event in New York on Wednesday night, she said, "It's not a no."
Although the girls haven't ruled out a studio reunion, Kelly insists the trio are content to focus on their own respective solo careers at the moment. Kelly did work with Beyonce and Kelly on separate tracks for her own upcoming solo LP Talk A Good Game and she can't wait for her fans to hear the results.
Trent Reznor thinks modern music is "more fashion than substance." The Nine Inch Nails mastermind says technology makes it easier for people to create their musical ideas, without necessarily having to learn to play an instrument first.
"I don't really care if you can play an instrument or not. I don't think that's a mandatory skill required to make music that can connect with people. I do think computers have made it easy to make lazy music that sounds nice. I find a fair amount of what's championed today feels to me like it falls in that category - much more fashion than substance. There's also a lot of current music I think is great - and as someone pointed out below, The Knife is a good example," he said, writing on Reddit.com.
Trent has recently announced he has put a new live line up for Nine Inch Nails together which will tour over the summer: "The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon."
Victoria Beckham has dropped out of the Spice Girls reunion tour. The 90s girl band - also made up of Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel C - were reportedly set to perform a string of concerts in Australia next year and sources had claimed all five members would be involved.
However, Victoria - who has carved out a hugely successful career as a fashion designer - doesn't want to take part and will not be joining them. The mother-of-four's spokesperson told The Sun, "Victoria has no plans to tour with the Spice Girls in 2014. Her future focus concerns her family and fashion business."
However, the four remaining members are still keen to do it and look set to go ahead without Victoria. The girls last performed together as a five-piece at the London 2012 closing ceremony and Mel B said they were keen to go on tour again. "We're always talking about getting together. We always have cups of tea and dinners together. We're all friends at the end of the day," she said.
Before the Olympics the group last performed together in 2008 as part of their comeback tour.
Fans of the nineties boy band 98 Degrees - which consists of Nick Lachey and his brother Drew, Jeff Timmons, and Justin Jeffre - will be happy to know that the group will be putting together a new album. The quartet, who are set to go on tour with their nineties peers New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, recently appeared at Full Sail University, where Timmons opened up about getting back together with his old friends:
"We took a break, but we never broke up. We always thought we'd get back together someday. When we first got together, we started singing acapella. It felt very natural. We're all friendly. We haven't kept in touch like we should have, but when we get together, it's like old times."
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Backstreet Boys will release a documentary to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The five piece - comprised of Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson, who rejoined last year after taking some time out - have hired Katy Perry's Part of Me 3D co-producer Stephen Kijak to direct the tell-all movie.
"We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time. With Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary -- it all adds up to being the right time to share our story," the group said.
Big Boi is planning to reunite Outkast in 2014. The rapper has been speaking with bandmate Andre 3000 about getting back together to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - released in 1994.
In an interview with Power 106 radio in Los Angeles, he explained, "We been kind of discussing some things. Once we map it out, we'll make an announcement. But we'll see."
Although he'd love to celebrate the band's 20-year milestone, Big Boi is content with the group's success so far even if they don't move forward. "It's 20 years, man. We started out at 15, 16 years old. We made our first album when we were 17 years old. Twenty-five million records later, seven Grammys, I feel great," he explained.
The "Hey Ya" hitmakers released six albums in the span of 12 years. Their last record, 2006's Idlewild, reached number two on the US Billboard album charts and was certified platinum.
Destiny's Child are releasing new material. The "Say My Name" hitmakers have recorded their first brand new song in eight years, "Nuclear", and the hotly-anticipated track will feature on their upcoming best-of album Love Songs.
Lead singer Beyonce Knowles broke the news on her official website, Beyonce.com, posting the album cover along with the caption, "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!"
The album's track list boasts some of the girl band's most sensual and romantic ballads recorded between 1997 and 2004. The "Survivor" chart-toppers - also comprised of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - disbanded in 2005 to pursue solo careers. The R&B group has sold 60 million records worldwide to date since their debut as teenagers under the name Girl's Tyme, whose original line-up was Beyonce, Kelly, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett.
Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed at the 12.12.12 concert in New York last night. The Beatles guitarist fronted a Nirvana reunion as he brought surviving members, drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear - who were with singer Kurt Cobain until his suicide in 1994 - on stage halfway through his set at Madison Square Garden.
Before introducing the group at the Concert for Sandy Relief - which raised money for people in the Caribbean and US who were struck by Hurricane Sandy in October - he said, "The penny finally dropped that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion."
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