David Bowie, ABBA, Justin Timberlake and Andre 3000 from Outkast (QMI, WENN.COM, Reuters photos)
The Chinese zodiac got it wrong -- 2012 is not the Year of the Dragon, it's the Year of the Comeback.
Granted, the music scene seldom lacks artists trying to claw back to the toppermost of the poppermost. But lately, there are so many on the comeback trail it needs a passing lane.
The most recent offenders, of course, are The Spice Girls. For those who missed it, Ginger, Scary, Dopey, Curly and Tinky-Winky emerged from their Austin Powers freeze-drying chambers to ask us what we really really want for the umpteen millionth time at the Olympics closing ceremonies (what I really really wanted? To see those cabs they were riding explode).
The Spice cadets are hardly unique, sadly. We've already seen comebacks this year by everyone from Neil Young and Crazy Horse to The Tea Party, Stone Roses and Refused. And there's plenty more due this fall, thanks to new albums from No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, Ben Folds Five, Aerosmith, Soundgarden, Platinum Blonde and others.
As usual, though, the artists you'd actually like to hear from again never seem to show up. Here are six comebacks that really would spice up our life:
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