DFW Music News

10 Bands Who Retired and Then Changed Their Minds

On Saturday George Strait is supposed to play his last live show ever, with the caveat that while he won't be performing live any longer, he does have a five-album deal to fulfill for his record label, MCA Nashville. This is the sort of "retirement" we constantly see in the music world, as acts who hang it up are lured back by a big pay day or a love of going out and feeling the adoration of a live crowd. We're not saying King George won't be good to his word; we've just won't be surprised by whatever happens down the road. In honor of the occasion, we collected 10 of the worst offenders of the "retirement" con.

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Jaime-Paul Falcon