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What Band Is Reuniting at the Grammy Nomination Show? (Hint: It’s Van Halen)


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Last night, the Grammys' official Twitter feed sent out this indecipherable message: "Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ #GRAMMYnoms? Does this hint make u wanna 'Jump' & 'Dance the Night Away'?" Gee, what a heavily disguised clue! It's really hard to parse that brain-teaser of a tweet. They "ain't talking about Love," are they? "You really got me" confused with those hints. Talking Heads, maybe? There will be "dancing in the streets" if Talking Heads reunite!

Of course, this means that Van Halen -- who reunited with David Lee Roth five years ago, but that's beside the point — will attend the Grammy Nominations show on November 30th, probably to reveal the details of their much-rumored first album with Roth since 1984. Plus, they'll probably confirm the tour that was accidentally leaked by an Australian music festival. Lady Gaga, Sugarland, Ludacris, and Lupe Fiasco will also perform at the event, which will lay the groundwork for the 54th annual Grammys on February 12th. Van Halen adds some much needed electric guitars to the nominations show, and if history repeats itself, they'll also bring some entertaining drama.

The last time Van Halen reunited at an awards-related event, it was the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, where the group announced that they were back together with David Lee Roth. The results were not good:

Eddie Van Halen felt that Roth was grandstanding and being disrespectful to Beck. The group fought backstage about Roth's behavior, broke up, and ended up not reuniting again until a decade later. Even when Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it came with some controversy, as the band didn't invite former members Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar to share the honor. So, maybe it's not the best idea to invite Van Halen to the Grammy Nominations show to announce something.

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