Is water finally under the bridge for Courtney and Dave? After lawsuits, public disagreements and Love even claiming that Grohl hit on Frances Bean, they finally made amends during Nirvana’s Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame induction – 20 years after Kurt’s untimely death. Here are 22 other musicians that we wish would bury the hatchet.
Perhaps the most important hip-hop track in furthering the genre, 'Rapper's Delight', doesn't have a particularly peaceful back story. Grandmaster Caz took on Sugarhill Gang's Big Hank for taking his verse, setting the story straight in 2000 with 'MC Delight.' We'd like to see Sugarhill Gang perform the track with Caz AND Nile Rodgers - his 'Good Times' sample wasn't initially credited.
Following Carl Wilson’s death, the remaining members of The Beach Boys splintered amid controversies over naming rights. The Smile sessions were finally released in 2011 alongside a 50th anniversary tour. But after Brian Wilson stepped back from the tour, the relationship has become fractious again. If only they could be as harmonious as they are on record.
The arguments during the recording of Simon & Garfunkel's final album, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', their most successful album ironically, led to their split. Simon has ruled out a 6th album saying he “doesn’t want to revisit the past" but, judging by their past gems, he'd be wise to rethink.
Talk of a Smiths reunion is ongoing, though it’s highly unlikely. In 2006, Morrissey declared, “I would rather eat my testicles than reform The Smiths.” But we'd love to see the band up and running again.
Paul McCartney and Yoko have famously feuded over the years, with many Beatles fans blaming Yoko for the band’s split. At this year’s Grammy awards they seemed to genuinely make amends with Paul approaching Yoko in the crowd to say a few words. Any collaboration between the pair would be epic.
As both members of Pink Floyd embarked on their solo projects in the mid-80s, Waters declared the Floyd a ‘spent force’ and negotiated royalties. The band continued recording but wouldn’t perform with Waters until Live 8. Gilmour then joined Waters atop the Wall for an astonishing rendition of ‘Comfortably Numb’ in 2011. Here's hoping they might patch things up properly and write again.
What do the Stone Roses, Lady Gaga and Pharrell all have in common? #BeefwithBanks. If the one-hit wonder put as much effort into her long-awaited debut ‘ATM Jam’ as she does into fights on Twitter then we might hear it in the next decade.
Sinead O’Connor warned Miley Cyrus not to be exploited by the music business after her VMA performance, and premiere of ‘the twerk’. The star responded like a wrecking ball, bringing O’Connor’s mental health into the discussion and it all turned a bit ugly. But wouldn't a duet be amazing?
The recording of 'Sympathy for the Devil', as well as tension between Slash and Axl Rose, led the former to quit the band officially in October 1996. The pair had the opportunity to reunite at the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame but Axl chose not to attend and later ordered security guards to reject anyone wearing a Slash t-shirt from his concerts.
A leaked email allegedly sent by Jack White to his ex-wife Karen Elson appeared to show the former White Stripes frontman branding The Black Keys singer' Dan Auerbach a "copy" and an "asshole," allegedly complaining that Auerbach sent his kids to the same school. They've never worked together but what if they did? WHAT a pairing.
Wiley took to twitter, as he does, to cancel his performance at Glastonbury the day before he was due on. In a ramble about how he was “fed up of coming to your festival I wanna do my own one” it transpires that Wiley never actually left London. There's no place in this world for a feud between the rapper and Glastonbury. Let's hope he's on this year's bill.
Another Glasto feud on Twitter. Diplo tweeted that indie bands “don't have to cover disclosure in ur set to be relevant” which Peace took personally as the band had covered ‘White Noise’. The spat continued before frontman, Harry Koisser, had the last word - “I think I'm being cyber bullied by diplo :S.” Awww.
Al Green turned to Gospel music in 1980, having been ordained as a pastor in 1976. He won a Grammy, in the soul-gospel category, but let’s be honest, it ain’t no ‘Let’s Stay Together’. Come on Al, bury the hatchet with soul - you sure as hell have it.
Stewart Copeland and Sting famously fell out on tour with Sting losing interest in the band having “reached Everest” at Shea Stadium. Copeland once painted “Fuck off” onto his bass drum to send Sting a message. The band re-formed for a greatest hits tour but never returned to the studio.
Best known for The La's ‘There She Goes’, the songwriter is wrongly labelled as a one-hit wonder. Immediately returning to Liverpool as a recluse, the perfectionist is widely recognised as a fantastic songwriter and ‘one that got away’. We wish he'd make peace with his perfectionism and get back to writing amazing songs.
As MGMT progress to their third studio album, they fall further and further into the abyss of musical experimentation. They dropped ‘Kids’ from their setlist and claim they can no longer write a pop song - “if we tried, we’d change it enough until it was something we liked.” We wish they'd bury the hatchet with the brilliant bangers of their debut.
‘Rumours’ came at a time of immense turmoil. It marked the end of John and Christine McVie’s marriage and Buckingham and Nicks' long term romantic relationship with Fleetwood also going through a divorce. The group survived by writing an album about it, an odd choice but it seemed to work. As Christine re-joined this month for the tour, it seems that they’ve made-up, but what about Peter Green?
A Kinks reunion seemed likely in 2006, with Ray reportedly interested to see “what musical ideas we’d have” if they returned. Dave responded, in true brotherly fashion: "It would be like a poor remake of 'Night of the Living Dead...Ray has been doing Karaoke Kinks shows since 1996.” The feud continues, with Ray reportedly stamping on Dave’s 50th birthday cake being a deciding factor.
Pete Doherty and Carl Barât's odd relationship is what kept us all addicted to The Libertines, with neither quite replicating the energy apart that they possessed as a pair. Imagine how explosive a proper reunion would be? We can dream..
Kim Deal left Pixies in 2013 to focus on her other project, the Breeders. Deal says she wouldn’t appear on a new album “because [she] doesn’t want to.” Her reasoning? She's a music fan who doesn't want to hear new albums from bands she enjoyed years ago. “As good as the new Rolling Stones album is, I don’t want to hear it.” Aww Kim. Come back one day!
Since 1998, Radiohead have only played 'Creep' a few times after its insane popularity. We wish they'd make up with one of their most beautiful, epic tracks.
In other good bury-the-hatchet news, Noel once wished Damon would “catch AIDS and die”. The infamous Blur/Oasis rivalry lasted for a while but recently the pair shared a beer at the Brits, performed ‘Tender’ together at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig, and have even mentioned the possibility of a collaborative LP “in the not so distant future.”