Published Jul 07, 20142. Black Flag (with Henry Rollins or Keith Morris)
Yes, we're all well aware of the lawsuits between Greg Ginn and his two most infamous Black Flag singers. And despite a recent out-of-court settlement that the Black Flag guitarist made with Keith Morris' FLAG incarnation of the band (why Henry Rollins got dragged into this mess is anyone's guess?), the chances of Ginn getting back onstage with either of his former singers are beyond zilch. There's nothing that douses the flames of a punk band reunion faster than a copyright infringement lawsuit… except egos the size of current Black Flag singer Mike Vallely's biceps. See also: Dead Kennedys with Jello Biafra.
1. Minor Threat
Ian MacKaye is known for digging his heels in, and digging them deep. So when the ex-Minor Threat vocalist decided way back in 1983 that he was breaking up the seminal hardcore band and moving onto more melodic bands like Embrace and Fugazi (hardcore had "checked out," he claimed at the time), anyone who really knew MacKaye and his utter determination understood that the chances of a Minor Threat reunion were slim to none from the get-go. Now over 30 years later, getting the four original band members back together is a veritable impossibility. Then again, if someone could get the other three guys onboard, they could bypass MacKaye altogether, recruit Sir Ben Kingsley and just call it THREAT. Wait, bad idea.