Over the past 20 years, comeback tours and reunion tours have all become a great thing that many fans now look forward to. If you love Rock ‘n’ Roll like I do there, are so many concerts you may have enjoyed along the way; some we are still all waiting for – bands we know are so close to reunion, and ones who swear it will never happen.
My love for rock ‘n’ roll has been alive for years. I love so much music, and could talk with people about great bands, tours, concerts, and songs for hours. The biggest reunions of the past 20 years for me have to be KISS and the Eagles. They came with the biggest news; they seemed to have a following that never went away. They came with a spirit of “how could we make this the most awesome experience for our fans?”
Many reunions we may never see – or true reunions, as the case may be. If you know my favorite bands, which I’ve mentioned over the past years, Van Halen has been on the list of bands I would like to see back together. While in one form it is, there is now another member missing.
My friend, Craig Duswalt, told me yesterday that he still predicts Guns ‘n’ Roses will reunite next year. Axl, if you are reading this, count me in for at least two tickets if you make that work.
When it comes to reunions, our theme group for this week, the Eagles, put on one an amazing reunion. In the movie I watched on them, the section about their reunion provided some inspiring thoughts that gave me ideas for our theme for the week: Don Henley said on the show, “One thing we all hope for in life is a second act, a second chance.” That should be our biggest lesson of this week.
We will all mess up at some point in our lives. Each of the bands I mentioned above have had disputes, things they no longer see eye-to-eye on. Just like business partnerships, marriages, or any relationship between any 2 or more humans on this earth, we will all disagree at some time.
Reunions are great to see, and when the Eagles did it, they decided to make it a big deal. The statement was made in 1980 when they broke up, “The eagles will play together again when hell freezes over.” Well they got back together again and decided to play off that statement.
Maybe you made a statement that you wish you could take back. Maybe it’s been a while since you have launched something great in your business. To quote another Rock ‘n’ Roll great, Bob Seger “Come back baby; rock ‘n’ roll never forgets.”
Maybe it’s a forgiveness thing, you feel you messed up in business, like you lost your chance. Look back to my post a few weeks back about how I screwed up. If you are honest, willing to put in an effort, forgive yourself and make a new start.
The world is looking for second chances, businesses and entrepreneurs are looking for second chances. The Eagles made a great second shot at it. They did bigger shows, more shows, wrote new material. They learned how to work together, but they have had a few bumps along the way. Some things still didn’t work out. Don Felder is no longer with the band. When KISS made their comeback, they did great things but had challenges again as Peter Criss and Ace Frehley are no longer with the band.
You have to take a chance to make success in this world. If you have fallen down you need to get back up and do it again. Yes there will be challenges; yes you will have people leave again. But no effort equals any success. Take a chance; see you on the other side.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and enjoy the journey. Are you ready to do what it takes to make 2013 rock?