Powderfinger can do it, so why not the rest, writes Cameron Adams
IT has taken a pandemic for Powderfinger to reunite, ten years and umpteen lucrative reformation offers after their split.
Their virtual comeback show – a one-off, for now – will take place with all five members playing in different states and locations.
There’s no underlying drama, they’re still friends. They sold a lot of records when people still paid for music and invested wisely behind the scenes, but Powderfinger business is about to get very good now we know a reunion is a possibility.
But until then, they’re demonstrating that bands you never expected to reunite can do so virtually without actually being in the same room.
Which is perfect for the bands who split due to bad blood, vibes, songs or sales. And for artists of a certain vintage, there’s no pesky germs to worry about.
The music world has already embraced virtual duets (who hasn’t sung with Elvis from beyond the grave?) so here’s a COVID-19 era wishlist of virtual reunions.
FLEETWOOD MAC: The rest of Fleetwood Mac don’t seem to want to share a stage with Lindsey Buckingham ever again, and hired Neil Finn and Mike Campbell to replace him on their last tour. It was great, but it wasn’t the same.
What better way to leave egos and dramas at the door when you’re not using the same door? Of course every