Why do we as fans have this dream or continued hope that bands that were successful and broke up later get back together.
In the real world were we have functioning teams in the workplace, people leave there jobs for job growth or advancement and we don't look back and rejoin the previous employer or in sports with free agency and players and coaches changing teams all the time the fan loses his identification with the team and the players, and we lose interest.
We all know the answer its the music and how it can enrich our lives. Music transcends all racism, greed and power and a lyric, riff, solo, or song can make the day for some of us. The music lives on in our soul and you can always interpret a song or music differently every time you listen to it. Its like playing a solo you never play the solo the same from gig to gig. Unless your Ron Wood and don't play single notes and just make these gestures with your face that in fact something wonderful is happening on stage.
I meet people in my everyday life that have no interest or are clueless about music and that is sad.
Now VH1 is trying to reunite bands on cable just as us fans hope and dream the same within the scope of our daily life.