Anyone who watched MuchMusic in Canada through the 80s remembers the constant appearances of Neil, Nick and Paul in the live environment. I've seen Neil Finn in concert numerous times, and I always held out hope for one reunion tour.
The "Farewell to the World" concert they gave at the Sydney Opera House was amazing. I'm really quite shocked and saddened by this.
This depressed me. I lived with an Aussie for a few years and she turned me onto Crowded House and the Finn Brothers and Split Enz. I like Goon was always hoping that maybe one more time they would get the band back together.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Maybe.) 5.5 years after the Gray Album, look where DJ Dangermouse, EMI, and all the rest of us are again: You can actually listen to the album on NPR's site of all things.