Call it a sign of the times, but rumors that The Cars will reunite began to surface earlier this week after the seminal pop-rock band posted this picture to their official Facebook page showing the surviving members playing in the studio together with caption – “anyone in the mood for a reunion by The Cars?” The band, who broke up in 1987 shortly after the release of their sixth studio Door To Door, staged a comeback under the moniker The New Cars in 2005 without original lead singer Ric Ocasek and drummer David Robinson. Sadly, bassist Benjamin Orr passed away in 2000.
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Finally, we’re just a day from the start of the Newport Folk Festival, which this year kicks off with a night of “banjo and bluegrass” at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame tomorrow night, before moving to the festival grounds at Fort Adams State Park. After a cut on his hand required 19 stitches Justin Townes Earle was forced to cancel his appearance at the fest. Through some good fortune and even better timing, Earle will be replaced by Elvis Perkins In Dearland – who had called inquiring about passes for the event and instead were offered the vacated slot. Individual and two-day passes for the Newport Folk Festival are still available and can be purchased here.