FOR almost a decade, the members of The Angels wondered if they would ever see their frontman Doc Neeson’s face again.
After eight years of separation and regular legal stoushes over the rights to use their name, Neeson and his bandmates have decided to reunite.
Neeson left The Angels in 2000 after a near-fatal car accident which almost ended his performance career.
The remaining members of the classic Angels line-up – John and Rick Brewster, Chris Bailey and Buzz Bidstrup – continued to perform the hits under a few different monikers which included their trademark.
When Neeson recovered sufficiently to tour, he formed the band Doc Neeson’s Angels and the legal battle over the title began in 2004.
The charismatic frontman lodged an injunction in the NSW Supreme Court in August last year to stop his former bandmates promoting themselves under the original appellation.
Both parties agreed to mediation and after finally sitting in a room together after several years of “estrangement”, decided to get the old band back together.