Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Reuniting To Headline Rock The Bells Festival
Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are putting their differences aside to reunite and belatedly mark their 20th anniversary at the Rock the Bells festival series this summer.
The Tha Crossroads hit-makers formed in 1991 as a five-piece, but the veteran rappers were reduced to a trio early last year when both Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone walked out of the group to pursue solo endeavors.
Now Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone are planning to celebrate their career longevity by coming together to headline the 2012 Rock the Bells hip-hop concerts. They will perform their hit album E. 1999 Eternal in its entirety and also pay tribute to late mentor Eazy-E, who died in 1995.
The two-day festival dates will also feature the live return of Missy Elliott and her longtime collaborator Timbaland, while Method Man and Redman will team up to perform their album Blackout from start to finish.
Nas, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, Lupe Fiasco and J. Cole are also among the artists on this year's bill.
The event will be staged twice in California - in San Bernardino and Mountain View - in August and in New Jersey in September.
Organizers of the Rock the Bells festival have become known for bringing old bandmates back together - Lauryn Hill introduced her former Fugees pal Pras Michel to the New York stage last year, while legendary group A Tribe Called Quest reunited for the 2008 and 2010 gigs.