An announcement was made, [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced and there was much musical joy]].
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* Music/MichaelJackson [[AuthorExistenceFailure dies before]] [[{{Retirony}} his upcoming comeback tour!?]] [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]] Wait, AEG will compile all his rehearsals from that concert tour, and make it into a documentary? After showing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81_9vDgW1eY that awesome clip]] from CNN? Two tickets please!
** And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyrkcz7msfY this]].
*** ONLY TWO WEEKS!? THAT'S TOO SHOR....Wait? [[http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/11/02/why-sony-decided-to-leave-this-is-it-in-theaters-through-thanksgiving/ Until Thanksgiving!?]] Thanks, {{Sony}}!
* Son of a Bitch, Music/{{Metallica}} are making -another- albu...Wait, Rick Rubin AKA the guy that did ''Reign in Blood'' for Music/{{Slayer}} is on board? They are going back to their 80's trademark sound!? * Headbang* (of course Metallica's fandom being an UnpleasableFanbase, half didn't like it...)
* Oh, great, Music/{{Megadeth}} will do a ''Rust In Peace'' 20-year-anniversary tour... wait... DAVID ELLEFSON IS BACK IN THE BAND? Awesome!
** And now, Joey Belladonna has returned to Music/{{Anthrax}}. Just in time for the Sonisphere festival... which will feature Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Yes, you've read it right: the BIG FOUR of ThrashMetal. Playing together. In the same lineup. TheEighties are back, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!
* IcedEarth is going through with the sequel to ''Framing Armageddon''? Ugh, [[ReplacementScrappy Tim Owens]] is just going to ruin it again, just like he did with ''Framing Armageddon''. What's that? Matt Barlow was rerecruited to take his place back? And they announced a rerecorded version of ''Framing Armageddon'' with Barlow on vocals? HELL YEAH!!!
** The re-recording of ''Framing Armageddon'' looks like {{vaporware}}, though.
* Back in 1999, Music/IronMaiden fans were happy seeing Music/BruceDickinson returned. And exploded in excitement seeing he brought guitarist Adrian Smith back as well.
* This was most likely the fandom's reaction to the {{Ayreon}} album ''The Human Equation''. Hmm, ''Universal Migrator'' wasn't that great compared to the others... and this one has nothing to do with sci-fi? And [[TheScrappy James]] [[Music/DreamTheater [=LaBrie=]]] is playing the main character? I think I'll pass... Wait a second, [[{{Opeth}} Mikael Åkerfeldt]]? [[StrappingYoungLad Devin Townsend]]!? THANK YOU, ARJEN LUCASSEN!
* Dammit, when the hell is EMI going to release the special edition reissue of ''[[Music/DavidBowie Station to Station]]''? It was announced, like, a year ago! What's that...there's going to be a special edition ''and'' deluxe edition of the album, with the deluxe edition containing the 2010 remastering of the album and the Live Nassau '76 bootleg on CD ''and'' vinyl?? But that's too much for my little Bowie-loving heart to take! Wait...in addition to that, the deluxe edition will have a photo booklet with never-before-seen Bowie photos, pictures of rare memorabilia, and ''replicas of the Bowie On Stage 1976 press kit folders and '76 fan club folders''? All is forgiven, EMI, ALL IS FORGIVEN!
** God, it really sucks being a Music/DavidBowie fan in 2013...ten years since his last album, nine since his last tour, nearly six since his last public performance...he is [[ReclusiveArtist dearly missed]], and while reissues are fine, those fans who didn't discover him until recently will never know the feeling of anticipation that -- wait, how come no one knew (or said) that [[http://www.davidbowie.com his official website]] was finally getting a relaunch on his 66th birthday? Let's see what the fuss is about -- OH MY GOD, ''THE NEXT DAY''?! A '''new''' album for preorder? ''There's already a full SurrealMusicVideo for its first single?'' '''Happy birthday!'''
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda: Symphony of the Goddesses''. After three 2011 concerts and no announcement of other shows, this came as a bit of a pleasant surprise. But wait, there's two new movements alongside [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the previous line-up?]] AND they're touring worldwide? [[BigYes YES!]]
** For Philadelphia-based fans, the very ''fact'' that the tour will land there in late July, as they were almost certain that they wouldn't stop there.
* Man, I'm sick of waiting for LASERS to come out! You know what, forget Lupe Fiasco, he fell off, that's why all his songs su-HOLY SHIT HE DROPPED A NEW MIXTAPE!!!!!!!!!
** And new songs!
*** And when that started to die down: Man, I don't even care about LASERS anymore. Lupe's never gonna release anything new-HOLY SHIT THERE'S GONNA BE A FOOD AND LIQUOR II!!!!
**** And now... [[http://twitter.com/AtlanticRecords/status/26755064332 VICTORY!!]]
** Ughh, LASERS wasn't even that good, there was way too much ExecutiveMeddling, he was great, but it looks like this is just another case of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen What Could Hav-]] Oh My Word WHAT IS [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0Cz5Tsw6Y THIS!!!]]
*** Yeah that's cool and everything, but it's only one song, the label won't ever let him do a full album with songs as good as-HOLY SHIT THERE'S A NEW [[http://www.datpiff.com/Lupe-Fiasco-Friend-Of-The-People-I-Fight-Evil-mixtape.287406.html MIXTAPE!!!]].
* After eight long years, DoctorSteel [[http://www.toysoldiersunite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12218 announced he is working on a new full-length album!]]
* Music/{{Rammstein}} hasn't performed in the United States in over ten years...wait, they're going to perform in ''Madison Square Garden''?! Where do I buy tickets? (The show sold out in [[http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/307/20200/Rammstein-sells-out-Madison-Square-Garden-in-30-minutes.html thirty minutes]], by the way)
** And that's going to have a DVD release? FUCK YEAH!
* Dammit, Sting... really? Lute music? Is this what you've come t-- Wait, why are you in a press conference with [[ThePolice Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers?]] Do my ears deceive me? After over 20 years, The Police are burying the hatchet and going on tour? Heck yeah!
* Music/KylieMinogue's North American fanbase rejoiced when they heard that she was going to tour the States and Canada for the first time in 2009. They rejoiced again when she returned to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with her Aphrodite world tour.
* LadyGaga released "Born this Way" two days before the Grammys, performed it at said Grammies, and the two days after that, became the number 1 song on the Billboard 100. Yes, we did rejoice!
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse You and I]] is perhaps [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome her best song]]. When it became a ''single'' as opposed to a mere promotional song, what do you think happened...?
* ''Live8'' captured this perfectly. "Oh, great, another charity concert special...wait, is that ''PinkFloyd'' reuniting for the first time in 20 years?"
** News of ''TheWall 2010's'' North American tour did this too.
*** Roger Waters and his 2011 tour is great and all, but he can't really represent PinkFloyd by himse - hold on, who's that on top of the Wall? *gasp* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmauiLKFpuA DAVE GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS TOGETHER AT LAST?!]]
**** Which was only topped by Nick Mason joining them at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTHX6VsU2ZA&feature=related the end of the show]]. According to Roger, it was "by a strange and happy coincidence".
* Blue Man Group's shows are amazing, but they really haven't done anything new in a while. Just the same schtick and songs with every sho- What's that you say? [[http://3dguy.tv/national-geographic’s-blue-man-group-mind-blast-ready-for-imax®-3d/ There's going to be a Blue Man Group IMAX movie experience where they go inside an autistic person's brain and help bring out their creativity?]] And it's going to feature the original performers?? And there's going to be new songs?? Mind: BLOWN!
* No QueensOfTheStoneAge music lately... or Music/FooFighters. Wait... Josh Homme and Dave Grohl are in [[ThemCrookedVultures a new band]], reuniting after 2003's ''Songs for the Deaf''? And on bass they have John Paul Jones from Music/LedZeppelin? American rock music has reached it's peak. Pack it in, boys.
** Similarly, the announcement of a new Foo Fighters album, which not only has Grohl's former bandmate Krist Novoselic in a song, but is produced by Butch Vig, who worked with {{Nirvana}} in ''Nevermind''...
** Fans were also quite pleased to hear that DaveGrohl will be drumming on their new 2013 album, however it came at a price due to the fact that the Foo Fighters on on hiatus.
* [[Music/{{Helloween}} Michael Kiske]] started [[{{Unisonic}} a new project]]. It's going to be a fai... WHAT? [[Music/GammaRay KAI HANSEN]] HAS JOINED TO THE BAND? KISKE AND HANSEN TOGETHER AGAIN??? WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! AWESOME!!!
* [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] has a [[https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2078451280700&oid=7301722641 Major Announcement]]. Oh, it's going to su- Wait, a new full length album that's a part of the Teargarden Project!!! Re-issues of EVERY ALBUM WITH BONUS TRACKS!!!!! VINYL REISSUES AS WELL!!!!! A PHYSICAL RELEASE OF MACHINA II!!!! THE FINAL METRO SHOW IS GETTING A RELEASE AS WELL!! [[{{MemeticMutation}} MOTHER OF GOD!!!!]]
* Music/{{Autopsy}} is reforming for the Maryland Deathfest? Ah, it's probably just a one shot performance. Wait, they're releasing a WHOLE NEW ALBUM? [[YourHeadAsplode Headsplosion]]
* So RascalFlatts has moved from Lyric Street to Big Machine. So they're still working with Dann Huff, the same record producer who led them to whiny, overproduced power ballads. Wait, this "Why Wait" song is upbeat and catchy, and it's not overproduced for a change! Neither is "I Won't Let Go"!
* Filipino fans of Disney stars haven't got a single Disney star to come to their country to do at least a concert for one night or do promotions for their projects. Not even HilaryDuff AT ALL. Might as well give up on the hope- WAIT, [[MileyCyrus MILEY CYRUS]] IS COMING?!?! At last! Even though it's been a few months after her show was done in the US, at least she's coming to The Philippines! Can you say, [[HannahMontana SWEET NIBLETS?]]
** Now you can add Music/JoeJonas too to the list of Disney folk that visited the Philippines. And Creator/ZacEfron, the other two Jonas Brothers Kevin and Nick, and Creator/AnnaMariaPerezDeTagle, the "Jonas Sister". (Anna Maria is Fil-Am.)
* The day in late 2003 that Shirley Manson of {{Garbage}} announced she'd thrown all her blonde hair products out and went back to being a red-head. Much of the band's {{broken base}} blamed her shaved blonde hair do for hijacking their third album and the personified it as the cause of it's commercial failure.
* In 2008: XJapan is reuniting? YAY! By 2009? [[BrokenBase "We]] [[FanDumb wish they]] [[HateDumb never had.]]"
* Oh great, another KMFDM side project instead of a new album. Pfft. Yeah, whatev--WAIT. Tim Skold collaborating with KMFDM again? AHHH DON'T BELIEVE IT WAKE ME I'M DREAMING!
* EltonJohn's 1980's comeback can be attributed to Elton collaborating full time with lyricist Bernie Taupin for the first time since 1976's ''Blue Moves'', and to Elton reuniting with guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson, his classic 1970's backing band, for the first time since 1975's ''Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy''. It helped that Elton's album, ''Too Low For Zero'' was a solid effort, with tracks like "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" and entertaining music videos.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's latest album, ''Alpocalypse''. Whoa, finally a new Weird Al album! It took a while, but finally we have a new polka medley - [[CaptainObvious and not a crappily-recorded live version]], to boot! But then there was yet another ATFR moment, namely when, for the first time, there was ''a music video'' for a Polka Medley. As in, you know, not a fan-made one - no, an ''actual'', honest-to-God [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJILK3NxSM&ob=av2n music video!]] To quote the Wikipedia article for the album:
--> ''"Yankovic intends to create music videos for every song on the album. At the time of the album's release, videos for all but two of the songs were included with the physical DVD and deluxe downloadable version of the album. A live-action video for "Perform This Way" was released a day prior to the release of the album, while a video for the polka medley, "Polka Face", was slated to be released in late July. It was finally released in late September 2011 on Comedy Central's Jokes.com.[5] The polka medley video, primarily animated but featuring some live-action takes, is the first time that Yankovic has created a video for his traditional polka medleys."''
** Not to mention he ''finally'' made a LadyGaga spoof that reached over a million views within a week.
* WithinTemptation's new album? Great! Hopefully we don't have to wait another three... they already have another album idea?! That's supposed to be released next year?!?! AND THEY'RE MAKING AN UNFORGIVING MOVIE?!??!!?! Cue fandom squeals.
** They're releasing an EP soon that includes a song with ''[[TarjaTurunen TARJA TURUNEN]]''?
* {{Alestorm}} have a new album out? Great, more epic swashbuckling metal to enjoy. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os5TXyJlEMc Wait... is that You Are A Pirate?!]] YAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
* TimMcGraw is finally leaving Curb Records, the label that's treated him (and its entire roster) like dirt for the past 10 years? Sweet!
** And [=LeAnn Rimes=] is leaving too? Also sweet!
* MiracleOfSound and {{Malukah}} will be collaborating on a project? [[{{Filk}} FILK]] FANS REJOICE!
* The "[[Music/TheCars New Cars]]" are OK, and ToddRundgren might be an interesting frontman, but he's no Ric Ocasek...hey, wait, all the surviving original members are reuniting?! With Ocasek?! And they're recording a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Move_Like_This new album]]?! ''And'' it sounds like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpJQWGA1O8s old-school Cars]]? 'And'' they'll even do a short tour? Sign me up!
* It was the late '00s, and the reunions of British pop acts of the '80s were for a time omnipresent. OMD, Spandau Ballet and the like. When Ultravox was announcing their reunion, however, three things brought a little extra cheer among the fans:
** Warren Cann was back, after being unceremoniously sacked virtually straight after Live Aid;
** The tour was aesthetically centered around fan favourite album ''Rage in Eden'' as opposed to ''Vienna'', and the setlist reflected this;
** They opened the concerts with [[EpicRocking the seven-minute instrumental "Astradyne"]]. Bricks were shat in the audience.
* Music/{{Yes}} announced they'd be recording a new album for the first time in ten years? Well, [[TheBandMinusTheFace Jon Anderson isn't in the lineup]]--wait, Trevor Horn is producing? And Geoff Downes is back as the keyboardist? Sold.
* Music/SchwarzStein is going to reunite for a one-off concert? And it's going to be released on DVD? ''And'' they're going to release a new EP after seven years of inactivity? YEAH!
* {{Primus}} came out with their album, "Green Naugahyde," after a 12 year hiatus, and this made fans of their's rather happy.
* Music/TheProtomen have a lot of instances of this.
** December 10th, 2010. ''{{Queen}}. Tribute. Concert''.
** At the November 5th Atlanta show, Panther announced the band was working on a cover CD.
** The news of Act I being re-released on vinyl, with bonus features.
** In November 2011, the Protomen made a Facebook post about possibly touring outside the US, and asked people to 'like' it to show interest. Even people ''in'' the US liked it.
** After months of waiting, the documentary incentives are being prepared.
** April 19, 2012. The Queen CD and accompanying shirt is on preorder.
** Occasionally, the Protomen offer items for sale on EBay. These have ranged from Heath Who's Flying V guitar to Turbo Lover's lab coat and spandex bodysuit.
* (Checking Hatsune Miku Facebook page, October 2010) Hm, so if the page is liked by 39390 people, there will be an English version? Better get my friends into vocaloid. (One month later) Yes! 39390 fans? Awesome! Aw, but it will take 2 years to complete? Ok Saki Fujita, better start learning english. (Mid 2011) There's a demo for Miku English? Better take a listen. Huh, not bad, phonetics need work, but okay. Wait. English Miku is coming out in 2012? Awesome! (mid 2012) Man, how long does this take? Oh look, another demo. Hm, still some phonetic issues, but not bad. And they're making Kaito an english voicebank too? Yes! And now the release date is spring 2013? And Yowane Haku will get an English voice as well? (cue girly screams) To be continued...
* Aw Man, [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC]] is an epic band, but they can't release their songs onto iTu--Wait a sec, To coincide their 40th Anniversary, AC/DC are finally releasing all their songs onto iTunes?! HELL YEAH!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!!
** November 2010: Well, let's see what's on iTunes toda--OH MY GOD, COULD IT BE???? [[Music/TheBeatles THE BEATLES]] ARE FINALLY ON ITUNES? THANK YOU APPLE!!!!!!!
** Similarly, Music/KidRock is now letting fans purchase his songs on iTunes. Which means "[[SignatureSong All Summer Long]]" can finally now be added to your iPod without having to import it from a physical CD copy. And ''now you'll get'' '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome ARTWORK]].'''''
* After spending an entire decade being known to fans as a RevolvingDoorBand, the ''very first'' lineup UK GirlGroup Music/{{Sugababes}} reformed under the moniker of Music/MutyaKeishaSiobhan with the intention of releasing some new tunes. Cue pop music forums imploding.
* Man, when is Music/DaftPunk gonna make another album alread- wait, they have? And it's coming out ''next month?'' And their first single is already out? Cue BigYes from the fanbase.
** Not only that, after 20 years Daft Punk ''finally'' score a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100.
*** And now it's top 10!
* November 11th, 2011 will be known for gamers as the day ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' was released. For metalheads? It will forever be remembered as the day OzzyOsbourne announced that the ''original'' Music/BlackSabbath lineup was getting back together for a brand new album.
* Wow, DevinTownsend has really out done himself with The Retinal Circus- HOLY SHIT he's playing Detox! AND Love! WITH JED!!
* The 2nd Law Tour has been full of surprises for the {{Music/Muse}} fandom. This Helsinki gig sounds like just another conc- wait, what do you mean they played Agitated and Yes Please for the first time in 12 years?
** And then came the Tokyo Zepp concert, which consisted almost entirely of B-sides and songs from ''Origin of Symmetry''. And they dressed in their costumes from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uBK5kvakD8 Panic Station video]] for the encore. ''And'' they filmed the whole thing. '''''AND''''' it was just a rehearsal for a potential 20th anniversary tour? BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!
* Oh, so Music/{{Mothy}} wrote another [[AllThereInTheManual novel expanding on a song]]? Well, I guess that's….wait, THE CHARACTERS PLAYED BY [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} KAITO AND MEIKO]] [[FanPreferredCouple ARE A COUPLE!?]] AND ONE OF THE [[AbusiveParents MOST WIDE-SPREAD FANON PIECES]] WAS CONFIRMED!? AND''[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep THE WICKED MAID AND STUPID BUTLER HAVE NAMES?!]]''
* 2012 and 2013 were excellent years for Rush fans. The album Rush had been teasing the fandom with since ''2009'' was finally released. They toured for it extensively, from September 2012 to June 2013. They added a full string ensemble to live shows (though this one was a bit of a BaseBreaker since Rush had ''never'' performed with more than the three band members on stage, though most fans were excited and most skeptics were won over when they saw the strings live). They released a Blu-Ray and DVD of one of the shows (customary for Rush tours). The album was the band's first fully-realized ConceptAlbum, unlike its big brothers ''2112'' and ''Hemispheres''. The album got a novelization written by Kevin J. Anderson, which got an audiobook version read by Neil Peart himself. Now there's a graphic novel version about to be released in 2014 with Anderson tweeting something very vague and cryptic, which may point to [[TheMovie a movie deal]]. ClockworkAngels is well on its way to becoming a ''franchise'', and probably a [[CashCowFranchise very lucrative one at that]]. The fandom loves it.
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