Gosh, golly me........Cris (disappeared after drug addiction) and Curt Kirkwood back together again and about to launch a new album for release on July 17th. Entitled Rise to your knees and on the independent Anodyne label it sounds like it could be a return to form. There is a full song from the album on myspace called disappear and it sounds like they may indeed be back http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=7730952 Warning : for those who dont know the Puppets you should know that its not the sort of thing that you take to like a duck to water. They are very much an 'off the map' band whos strange off kilter out of tune lyrics will confound most peoples understanding of decent music. If you think this sounds like a really bad amateur band I totally understand Scratch at the surface a lot and you might find yourself warming to whats on offer (you will still grimace when letting others listen to your bad taste ). If you do find you like what you hear may I suggest Meat Puppets II, Heuvos and Up on the Sun . They are also touring, sadly, only in the US . If they come to the UK it will be the next best thing to having the miracle of Nirvana reforming.