SPLITS FOR 2014
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.
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.
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.