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March 25, 2012 / jhsaeger

Five of the Biggest and Potentially Most Epic Music Comebacks of 2012

           Earlier in the week, the alternative rock band Garbage released a free download of the single “Blood for Poppies” on their website. Their new record, Not Your Kind of People is due on May 15 and represents their first record since 2005. Led by Shirley Manson and powered by Butch Vig, the band will bring their trademark swagger to the stage again this year, embarking on a tour this spring. One of the bigger comebacks of 2012, Garbage is not alone in its return to the lime light, here are four other far-too-longs acts that are set to do big things this year:

          Fiona Apple – For whatever reason, three acts on this list released their last studio album in 2005, including Apple’s Extraordinary Machine. Slated for a release in June, the singer-songwriter’s newest record, Idler Wheel will likely be a return to the international stage for Apple, who has not ventured far from Los Angeles over the last several years.
          The Stone Roses – The biggest and most surprising comeback of 2012, The Stone Roses are set to play a slew of dates in Europe this summer as one the most anticipated attractions of the festival circuit. The English band, who has not played a gig in well over a decade, recently announced that their third record is in the works.  
          Soundgarden – The Seattle rockers officially came back last year as a touring band, however, their long-awaited new album has been in the works for some time. While they have yet to announce the full details of the new record, it has been rumored for release some time this year for quite some time. What makes this thing even more complicated is drummer Matt Cameron’s other thing, Pearl Jam, who seem to be on an endless tour.
        The Wallflowers – Jakob Dylan’s band has been in the studio this winter, including keyboard player Rami Jaffee, who has been busy traveling with the Foo Fighters over the past year. The band, who has not released a record since 2005’s Rebel Sweetheart, will include Jack Irons (formerly Pearl Jam, formerly Red Hot Chili Peppers) on the drum kit for the first time. 

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