Alt-Rock overlord and perpetual whinger Billy Corgan has criticised bands that reform after a long time away from the music scene, saying that they only do so to to make money from ticket sales, and have no intention of recording new material. Ouch.
2012 has played host to a lot of comebacks; The Killers, Bloc Party, The Shins, all releasing new material and all being duely applauded. However there are some cynics out there and it's their thinking that a few of the headline comebacks of 2012 are just a little bit too convenient to be 'noble'...
So, we've put together a list of the comebacks we're not sure about. Click through to see the questionable re-emergences of 2012, and if you think we're out of order, let us know!
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
Party like its 2002? More bands make their return - mostly with new beards
Indie star plays intimate gig in Liverpool
Frontman says band won't waste their week off
Oasis star bonehead casts doubt on tabloid story
Beady Eye frontman was apparently 'being a bit of a nob'