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#21 Andre91

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Guns 'N Roses original lineup, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys!

Or alternatively acts who are around now Arctic Monkeys, Slipknot and Kanye West.

Edited by Andre91, 09 April 2012 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

Radiohead
Bjork
Bullet for ny valentine


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

Led Zeppelin
Radiohead
Tool

It's really hard to only choose 3 but they are the main bands I haven't seen and want to see above everyone else.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin and Muse, but only if they played nothing from The Resistance.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:37 AM

As DREAM headliners, people saying Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys aren't dreaming very far from reality! Hahaa

Led Zep/Rolling Stones/The Who/Bowie - for a classic night
Blur/Oasis/Pixies/Smashing Pumpkins/RHCP - nostalgia night
Daft Punk/Green Day/Libertines - modern night

But obviously I'd be over the moon with Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Foo's, etc etc

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

Daft Punk - Seen them once and they are hands down the best act I've ever seen
Rush - Saw them play Moving Pictures in full at MEN last summer and its the only thing thats come close to Daft Punk
The third would be Metallica, but there here every summer anyway

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Weezer, but not playing a greatest hits set like they've done last two years, I'd want album tracks from blue, pinkerton, maladroit and other rarely played songs

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:02 AM

we had some album tracks from Blue last time didn't we?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Rammstein
Daft Punk
(pre-shit) Red Hot Chili Peppers

That would do me, and an undercard of Rob Zombie, Elbow, Pixies, Specials, Manic Street Preachers, Madness, Space, Streetlight Manifesto, Transplants, Weezer, NIN, Prodigy, Metric, Mad Capcule Market, Frank Turner, Gogol Bordello and Beatsteaks would be nice too.

Daft Punk - Seen them once and they are hands down the best act I've ever seen
Rush - Saw them play Moving Pictures in full at MEN last summer and its the only thing thats come close to Daft Punk
The third would be Metallica, but there here every summer anyway

so

Weezer, but not playing a greatest hits set like they've done last two years, I'd want album tracks from blue, pinkerton, maladroit and other rarely played songs


Try going to one of their own shows, last year despite being only a few days apart their London show was mostly that (they played Sussane :) ) whilst their Soni show was a greatest hits set.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

If we're simply naming bands that no longer exist then...

Abba
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin

Probably not suited to Reading though...

Otherwise,

Daft Punk
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (NME Tent)
Nine Inch Nails (reformed for the main stage or NME)

Edited by Vacant0, 10 April 2012 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zep, Pearl Jam, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Muse, Oasis, Arcade Fire, The Smiths, Radiohead, The Verve

Any combination of those would be incredible for me!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

If we're simply naming bands that no longer exist then...


The bands named so far are all possible though, unlike The Beatles, Nirvana and The Experience...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

The bands named so far are all possible though, unlike The Beatles, Nirvana and The Experience...

Err... just a quick look through some of the suggestions so far...


Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Smiths
Guns N' Roses (original lineup)
RHCP (when they were good)
The Kinks

and these that are also no longer big enough to headline anyway:

Smashing Pumpkins (original line up)
Sonic Youth
My Bloody Valentine

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

Err... just a quick look through some of the suggestions so far...


Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Smiths
Guns N' Roses (original lineup)
RHCP (when they were good)
The Kinks

and these that are also no longer big enough to headline anyway:

Smashing Pumpkins (original line up)
Sonic Youth
My Bloody Valentine


Basically what I meant was it's still possible for them to perform. They are still alive.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

Smashing Pumpkins, pearl Jam, Led Zep, Nirvana, Beatles, oasis, NIN, Tool, Rammstein, white stripes, green day, iron maiden, ratm, Pixies, radiohead, Cure,

Any combination of them would be amazing

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Ride - Personally I believe these guys never got the recongition they deserved. Can't see this happening for obvious reasons, If a reformation ever did happen I could imagine them headlining NME but being top of the bill main stage is just complete dreaming! They did sub-headline in 92 and I advise that you should check out the live album they released of that show.

Hell yes. Ride reforming would be immense. I suspect they'd do ATP gigs/festies though, which would suit me more anyway

In terms of other bands, and only going with ones I haven't seen, and that might actually headline....

Daft Punk (they're festival headliner status, although it probably wouldn't be R/L)
Talking Heads (won't ever happen, and would be somewhere else)
Led Zep (would be their own gigs)
Bowie (never happen)
Tool (probably DL is more likely)
Pearl Jam (might just happen)
Rush (probably HRC)
Beck (can't see him at R/L anymore, been ages since he's toured over here)
SOAD (doubt they'd headline R/L)

I've already seen most acts I adore that have their members alive, certainly of the big ones, and I'll be at DL this year for Soundgarden/Sabbath.

That said, I'd love to see any of this lot again:
Floyd, Neil Young, Radiohead, RHCP not being shit, Arcade Fire, R.E.M., NIN, Nick Cave, Faith No More, The Who.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Radiohead headlining with Pixies, The National and The Flaming Lips subbing and Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse 3rd down.

I can't imagine it selling particularly well, but it'd be the best weekend ever.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

Err... just a quick look through some of the suggestions so far...


Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
The Smiths
Guns N' Roses (original lineup)
RHCP (when they were good)
The Kinks


RHCP are doing gigs this summer.
Led Zep played only a few years back.
The Smiths are very likely to reform.
Guns and Roses are still performing.

How are these acts 'NON EXISTANT'?!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

RHCP are doing gigs this summer.
Led Zep played only a few years back.
The Smiths are very likely to reform.
Guns and Roses are still performing.

How are these acts 'NON EXISTANT'?!

I think you've missed a few things....
Led Zep played a one off gig where tickets went out by lottery.
RHCP aren't good any more, and that was specified.
He said original GnR, and they haven't played together in ages.
The Smiths said they'd only reform if the government fell apart. They're all busy doing their own thing, there's demand, but since when did that make a band 'very like to reform'?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

RHCP are doing gigs this summer.
Led Zep played only a few years back.
The Smiths are very likely to reform.
Guns and Roses are still performing.

How are these acts 'NON EXISTANT'?!


He was talking about 'before RHCP were shit,' implying they are shit now, implying he won't want to see them.
Led Zep are very unlikely to play again, let alone Reading.
The Smiths hate each other, so i would hardly say they are very likely to reform.
He was talking about the ORIGINAL GnR line up, before it became the Axl Rose vanity project.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

I think you've missed a few things....
Led Zep played a one off gig where tickets went out by lottery.
RHCP aren't good any more, and that was specified.
He said original GnR, and they haven't played together in ages.
The Smiths said they'd only reform if the government fell apart. They're all busy doing their own thing, there's demand, but since when did that make a band 'very like to reform'?


Beat me too it :P