SPLITS FOR 2014

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MÖT­LEY CRÜE

At the start of the year, this US rock band an­nounced their re­tire­ment af­ter three decades of an­noy­ing people with crude heavy rock and in-your-face fire­works. Each mem­ber signed a “ces­sa­tion of tour­ing” agree­ment, which (ap­par­ently) for­bids the band from ever tour­ing again. Is there a catch? Just one: the agree­ment doesn’t come into ef­fect un­til the end of 2015, so pre­pare for a fi­nal tour gig in Ire­land some­time be­fore then.

THE WANTED

As if we cared, this UK/Ir­ish boy­band an­nounced that they would be split­ting up in or­der to pur­sue “per­sonal en­deav­ors”. We pre­dict an early re­union tour.

VI­VIAN GIRLS

Formed in 2007, Brook­lyn’s Vi­vian Girls (above) – Cassie Ra­mone, Katy Good­man and Ali Koehler (who re­placed orig­i­nal mem­ber, Frankie Rose) – split up ear­lier this year, cit­ing as the rea­son a need to en­gage in a range of solo projects. Pity – the band’s Shangri-Las’ Spec­tor-es­que punk/pop will be sorely missed.

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